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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See Taurus the Bull Chased by 'Bees' in the Winter Sky
The Pleiades, Seven Sisters - Johnson
February 27th, 2015
Why is Taurus the Bull so mad? He's being chased by bees! The Pleiades, that is. Look for Taurus, the Pleiades and many other celestial sights in the Northern Hemisphere during the winter months.
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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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