Latest News About NASAs Space Launch System Archive
15 March 2010, 04:55 PM ET
New photos of the Mars' moon Phobos reveal the Martian satellite as a strange, potato-shaped moon, and show potential landing zones being considered for a future robotic probe.
26 February 2010, 08:42 AM ET
The thunderous roar from a space shuttle solid rocket booster reverberating and rebounding off the mountains of northern Utah was heard for the final time Thursday in one last blast of a test.
25 February 2010, 07:09 PM ET
Congress is urging caution for NASA's new space exploration plan, but criticized its lack of a defined vision and dependence on commercial ventures to fly astronauts in space.
24 February 2010, 07:01 PM ET
NASA chief Charles Bolden told senators Wednesday that sending astronauts to Mars is still the agency's ultimate goal despite current challenges.
16 February 2010, 10:23 AM ET
The Coalition for Space Exploration thinks it is a big mistake to cut the Constellation program. Former astronaut Fred Gregory tells Miles why he thinks it is a big mistake too.
16 February 2010, 10:19 AM ET
As the end of the space shuttle program gets closer and the canceling of the Constellation program, John Karas of Lockheed Martin talks about how surprising it was that the Orion capsule did not survive the cut.
06 February 2010, 03:24 PM ET
NASA chief Charles Bolden said Saturday that he takes full responsibility for the shock and surprise from employees and lawmakers after hearing of the agency's new direction.
05 February 2010, 05:00 PM ET
With the launch of space shuttle Endeavour just two days away, NASA workers are staying focused despite being in shock from the cancellation of the agency’s moon program earlier this week.
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.