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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'Interstellar' Star Jessica Chastain Hails NASA Space Exploration (Video)
"Interstellar" star Jessica Chastain hails NASA's space exploration efforts in a new video released by the space agency.
December 31st, 2014
'Interstellar' star Jessica Chastain isn't content to explore the universe just on the silver screen. The actress appears in a new NASA video hailing the agency's efforts in space science and exploration.
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NASA's New Space Launch System Mega Rocket Won't Fly Until 2018
Artist's Concept of Space Launch System
December 10th, 2014
NASA's new mega rocket will probably not be launching for the first time in 2017, a NASA official said before the U.S. Congress today (Dec. 10).
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NASA Conducts 1st Test Fire of Shuttle-Era Engine for New Rocket
RS-25 Engine Test Fire
January 12th, 2015
For the first time in more than three years, a space shuttle main engine has roared to life in support of NASA's next-generation heavy-lift rocket. The SSME, renamed the RS-25, fired Jan. 9 at Stennis Space Center in Mississippi.
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Voice of Carl Sagan Stars in Short Film on Humanity's Potential in Space
Sunrise seen over Earth.
December 30th, 2014
The voice of the late astronomer Carl Sagan plays over footage of the recent test flight of the Orion spaceship, in a new video by Space City Films.
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President Obama Praises NASA's Orion Spaceship Test Flight (Video)
NASA's Orion spacecraft floats in the Pacific Ocean after its first uncrewed test flight on Dec. 5, 2014. The capsule was retrieved by the U.S. Navy's USS Anchorage.
December 10th, 2014
The president congratulated Orion's chief engineer and her team for Friday's successful test flight, which marked the farthest a human-spaceflight vehicle has traveled since the end of NASA's Apollo program in 1972.
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NASA's Orion Spacecraft Reaches Shore After Test Flight Success
NASA's Orion capsule is offloaded from the USS Anchorage on Dec. 8, 2014. The U.S. Navy ship retrieved Orion from the Pacific Ocean after its historic first test flight on Dec. 5.
December 10th, 2014
Technicians unloaded the Orion capsule from the USS Anchorage Monday night (Dec. 8) in San Diego, about 600 miles from the spot where the U.S. Navy ship retrieved Orion after it splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on Friday (Dec. 5).
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