Latest News About NASAs Space Launch System Archive
03 February 2010, 06:06 PM ET
Space industry executives hail new government funding for commercial spaceflight and counter critics who question its safety.
02 February 2010, 06:40 PM ET
NASA and White House officials expect to spend months drawing up the specifics for their new space exploration plan, the space agency's chief said Tuesday.
02 February 2010, 02:21 PM ET
NASA has unveiled the winners of $50 million in awards to support the commercial spaceflight a day after announcing it was canceling its current moon plan.
01 February 2010, 06:00 PM ET
President Obama's new proposal for NASA's future calls for abandoning the status quo and investing instead in innovative new projects. Here are some of the most far-out ideas that could come to pass under the new NASA plan.
01 February 2010, 03:29 PM ET
U.S. President Barack Obama's proposed 2011 NASA budget scraps the agency's moon mission effort to make way for a 21st century space program.
28 January 2010, 02:05 PM ET
Winter is here as Orion rises in the east in the early evening.
28 January 2010, 02:03 PM ET
A government watchdog report released Friday added to skepticism that NASA's Constellation program can develop its first post-shuttle rocket on time or on budget.
28 January 2010, 07:10 AM ET
President Barack Obama will ask Congress to abandon NASA's current plans to return U.S. astronauts to the moon, but extend the space station through 2020
27 January 2010, 03:08 PM ET
NASA chief Charles Bolden will unveil the space agency's spending priorities in 2011 on Feb. 1, a request expected to realign the future of U.S. human spaceflight.
25 January 2010, 02:51 PM ET
NASA won't get the $1 billion budget boost civil space advocates had hoped to see when President Barack Obama sends his 2011 spending proposal to Congress Feb. 1, sources say.
19 January 2010, 12:42 PM ET
NASA safety advisory panel is warning the space agency against abandoning its Ares I rocket as President Obama mulls the future of U.S. spaceflight.
12 January 2010, 03:01 PM ET
A new snapshot of the giant star Betelgeuse has revealed two enormous bright spots - the first direct evidence of sun-like heat transportation on another star.
29 December 2009, 11:38 PM ET
The Top 9 Spaceflight Stories in 2009. 5 shuttle missions, a space program in transition and space tourism strides are just some of the top spaceflight stories of the year.
17 December 2009, 04:00 PM ET
Alliant Techsystems (ATK) performed a successful ground test Dec. 14 of a full-scale attitude control motor for the launch abort system of NASA’s planned Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle
11 December 2009, 06:00 PM ET
House and Senate negotiators reached agreement this week on a 2010 omnibus spending bill that includes provision to protect NASA's moon program.
11 December 2009, 04:51 PM ET
The first images from VISTA (the Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy) rival the most striking photos of the cosmos taken from any observatory.
02 December 2009, 02:53 PM ET
NASA spent roughly $570 million of its $1 billion in stimulus funds, with nearly half of those dollars going toward its embattled Constellation program.
23 November 2009, 11:56 AM ET
A plan to send a crew of astronauts to an asteroid is gaining momentum,- both within NASA and industry circles.
23 November 2009, 09:06 AM ET
Massive stars likely form just like their smaller siblings.
30 October 2009, 01:20 PM ET
NASA scientists still aren't sure what went wrong with a pair of parachutes that failed during Wednesday's Ares I-X rocket test flight, causing damage to the spent booster when it splashed into the Atlantic Ocean harder than planned.
29 October 2009, 08:49 PM ET
NASA has discovered a large dent on its brand-new moon rocket after the booster splashed into the Atlantic Ocean this week.
28 October 2009, 06:52 PM ET
NASA’s gleaming new Ares I-X rocket grew an odd-looking hood Wednesday as it launched skyward on a suborbital test flight – a telltale sign of a rocket going supersonic.NASA’s gleaming new Ares I-X rocket grew an odd-looking hood Wednesday as it launched
28 October 2009, 04:38 PM ET
The apparent success of NASA’s first test flight of a new experimental moon rocket has the American space agency beaming with joy.
28 October 2009, 11:35 AM ET
A one-of-a-kind NASA rocket soared into the Florida sky Wednesday in a brief but critical test flight of a new booster slated to launch astronauts into space and, eventually, toward the moon.
28 October 2009, 09:34 AM ET
Bad weather continues to plague NASA’s experimental Ares I-X test rocket as the space agency tries to launch the new booster on a critical test flight today.
28 October 2009, 03:32 AM ET
NASA will try a second time to launch its experimental Ares I-X test rocket Wednesday.
27 October 2009, 11:22 AM ET
Bad weather and a series of unlucky events thwarted repeated attempts by NASA to launch the prototype Ares I-X rocket on a test flight Tuesday.
27 October 2009, 08:36 AM ET
Bad weather may stall NASA's plans to launch the prototype Ares I-X rocket on a test flight today.
26 October 2009, 06:28 PM ET
New NASA photographs have revealed a rare and fleeting glimpse of the Ares I-X rocket and shuttle Atlantis atop two different launch pads in Florida.
26 October 2009, 11:38 AM ET
NASA's brand-new rocket, the vehicle planned to carry humans after the space shuttles are retired, is set to make its first-ever test flight Tuesday.
25 October 2009, 11:08 AM ET
The first test flight of NASA's new Ares I rocket is on track for a Tuesday launch, though the weather is a concern.
25 October 2009, 09:30 AM ET
NASA’s test launch of a brand new rocket this week will last only minutes, but exactly what will spectators see during the blast off?
24 October 2009, 10:32 AM ET
NASA’s new Ares I-X rocket may be the world’s largest booster currently in service or about to fly, but it is no behemoth when compared to giant rockets of the past and, perhaps, the future.
23 October 2009, 05:32 PM ET
A prototype version of NASA's new rocket is ready for its planned Tuesday launch, mission managers said today.