Latest News About NASA's Space Launch System

NASA has picked the design for its next big rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS). This heavy-lift booster will carry humans farther than they've ever been, to an asteroid, Mars and beyond.
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NASA Mulls Ethics of Sending Astronauts on Long Space Voyages
Radiation Dangers of Long-Term Crewed Space Missions
April 7th, 2014
NASA should set up a clear set of ethical rules regarding the health of astronauts on long-duration spaceflights — such as a trip to Mars — in the near future, according to a panel of health and ethics experts.
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NASA Uses Mini Rocket Models to Test Mega-Rocket Parts (Video, Photo)
Artist rendering of the RS-25 engines and boosters powering the liftoff of the 70-metric-ton (77-ton) lift capacity configuration SLS from the pad.
March 31st, 2014
The engines of NASA's space shuttle will be reborn for the space agency's newest rocket, designed to take humans deeper into space than ever before.
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Orion's Stars Shine Over Stargazers on Wintry Shore in Amazing Photos
Orion Shines Over Stargazers at Wallis Sands State Park
February 24th, 2014
Night sky photographer captures spectacular images from recent gathering of astrophotography friends on the shores of New Hampshire’s Wallis Sands State Park.
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Mighty Mobile Rocket Launcher: Rolling NASA Platform Ready for Upgrade (Photo)
NASA's Mobile Launch Platform
February 10th, 2014
The Mobile Launcher, a massive structure, stands at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, and represents one of NASA's key elements of ground support equipment being upgraded.
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Asteroid-Capture Mission Will Bring Mars Within Reach, NASA Chief Says
Asteroid Sample Retrieval
March 27th, 2014
NASA's plan to capture an asteroid and park it near the moon is only one step on the way to Mars, NASA chief Charles Bolden said Wednesday (March 26). The space agency is planning an ambitious mission to send a robotic spacecraft to an asteroid.
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SpaceX Poised to Launch Space Missions for US Air Force, Elon Musk Says
SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Soars
March 6th, 2014
The private spaceflight company will be ready to compete for Air Force contracts using its new Falcon rocket soon, Elon Musk, the billionaire founder of SpaceX said today (March 5) during a U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense hearing.
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NASA Seeks Targets For Asteroid-Capture Mission
Asteroid Redirect Vehicle with Capture Bag and EVA
February 19th, 2014
NASA has set up a "rapid response system" to pick the best candidates for its ambitious asteroid-capture mission, which aims to haul a near-Earth object into a stable orbit around the moon.
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