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 Is Studying How to Mine the Moon for Water
Lunar Flashlight
October 9th, 2014
Space agency scientists are developing two separate mission concepts, called Lunar Flashlight and the Resource Prospector Mission, to assess, and learn how to exploit, stores of water ice and other lunar resources. Both would launch by 2018.
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Huge Rocket for NASA's 1st Orion Test Flight Moves to Launch Pad
Delta 4 Rocket Moved to Launch Pad for Orion Flight Test
October 1st, 2014
The Delta 4 Heavy rocket was rolled out to Launch Complex 37 at Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Sept. 30, then lifted to a vertical position Oct. 1 to prepare for the Dec. 4 test flight of NASA's Orion crew capsule.
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NASA's New Mega-Rocket for Deep Space Will Be Launch Ready by 2018
Illustration of Space Launch System Launching
August 28th, 2014
NASA's first test launch of its new mega-rocket, the Space Launch System, will blast off by November 2018, a year later than planned. See how the SLS rocket is making progress here.
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Rocket Coming Together for New NASA Spaceship's 1st Flight
The two stages of the Delta 4 Heavy rocket that will launch NASA's Orion capsule on its first test flight  come together inside the Horizontal Integration Facility at Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in September 2014.
September 26th, 2014
Engineers have integrated the two stages of the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta 4 Heavy rocket that will launch NASA's Orion capsule on a highly anticipated unmanned mission known as Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1) in December.
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