Latest News About NASAs Space Launch System Archive
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.
23 October 2009, 01:46 PM ET
If NASA's Ares I-X rocket test ends in failure next week, it should not endanger the nearby shuttle Atlantis, agency officials said.
22 October 2009, 03:49 PM ET
The independent blue-ribbon panel that reviewed NASA’s plans to replace its space shuttles said Thursday that the agency should consider using commercial vehicles to help achieve its goal, and perhaps nix a new rocket.
20 October 2009, 12:13 PM ET
The Orionids peak early Wednesday and could produce dozens of meteors per hour.
20 October 2009, 09:34 AM ET
NASA's new Ares I-X rocket rolled out to its Florida launch pad early Tuesday, the first time in 30 years NASA has a new rocket on the launch pad.
19 October 2009, 05:57 PM ET
NASA has delayed the launch target for shuttle Atlantis to Nov. 16, in part to give its new Ares I-X rocket an extra chance to fly.
19 October 2009, 12:33 PM ET
With an expert panel’s final report on options for U.S. human spaceflight expected to be released this week, NASA and White House officials are said to be coalescing around the idea of sending astronauts on deep space missions to near-Earth objects and
16 October 2009, 08:15 AM ET
NASA's Ares I-X test rocket has been delayed from its launch pad rollout due to a faulty part.
08 October 2009, 01:10 PM ET
The director of NASA's embattled moon-Mars program says President Barack Obama's human spaceflight commission is making false claims about the advantages of alternatives.
22 September 2009, 04:06 PM ET
NASA is targeting Oct. 27 for the launch of Ares I-X, the first test flight of its new moon rocket.
16 September 2009, 11:13 AM ET
Legislators on Tuesday questioned the findings of a presidential panel reviewing NASA's plan to return Americans to the moon by 2020.
11 September 2009, 06:15 PM ET
We were on location to witness the high tech fireworks show.
10 September 2009, 04:29 PM ET
A rocket motor intended for use in NASA's new Ares I rocket underwent a major test Thursday.
08 September 2009, 08:01 PM ET
A White House panel tasked with reviewing NASA’s human spaceflight program delivered a 12-page summary of its findings Tuesday.
03 September 2009, 05:15 PM ET
U.S. President Barack Obama is not expected to significantly boost the projected funding profile for NASA’s manned spaceflight program in the next few years.
02 September 2009, 10:24 AM ET
A manned asteroid mission using two Orion spacecraft, docked nose-to-nose to form a 50-ton deep space vehicle, is being studied by Lockheed Martin Space Systems.
02 September 2009, 04:51 AM ET
NASA and ATK plan to try again to test fire the first stage of the new Ares I rocket on Sept. 10.
01 September 2009, 05:44 PM ET
NASA's new Orion moonship has passed a major review amid uncertainty over the Ares I rocket that will launch it.
27 August 2009, 05:46 PM ET
A last-minute glitch forced NASA to call off the first test firing of its new Ares I rocket's first stage on Thursday.
14 August 2009, 06:34 PM ET
NASA has completed the Ares I-X rocket, a test rocket for the boosters to launch the Orion spacecraft back to the moon.
14 August 2009, 09:09 AM ET
A stripped down version of NASA's future spaceship could be ready as soon as 2013, according to Bigelow Aerospace, which proposed to build it.
13 August 2009, 08:08 AM ET
A White House panel reviewing NASA's future plans cut an option to send humans straight to Mars and refined a list of other options on Wednesday.
12 August 2009, 01:03 PM ET
The chairman of the review committee evaluating NASA's human spaceflight plans discusses its options.
12 August 2009, 11:30 AM ET
NASA could save billions by dropping its new Ares I rocket and switching to a Delta 4 Heavy, but it would cost billions more, a new report says.
05 August 2009, 06:51 PM ET
A White House panel reviewing NASA's plans for future human space exploration is narrowing down potential options.
31 July 2009, 09:01 AM ET
When Galileo shattered Heaven's perfection, he may have unlocked the door to Humanity's prosperity. Governments are now joined by private companies in a renewed race to prospect - and profit from - lunar resources.
31 July 2009, 06:52 AM ET
The best places to explore on the Moon may be the toughest to land on. So we'd really like to know exactly what's there before we try. Punching the Moon in the nose is one way to find out!
30 July 2009, 12:10 PM ET
The United States cannot afford to return American astronauts to the moon under the NASA budget currently proposed by the Obama administration, a presidential panel said Wednesday.
29 July 2009, 12:22 PM ET
NASA’s plan to retire its space shuttle fleet next year and replace it with a new spaceship are likely to be delayed, a presidential panel said Tuesday.
28 July 2009, 09:55 AM ET
The surprising discovery of Hydrogen at the Moon's South Pole is a tantalizing hint that there may be ice in the deep shadowed craters. Humanity may be granted an unexpected giant step to the stars. But we must have the guts to actually take it.
23 July 2009, 06:11 AM ET
Astronaut Pam Melroy guides viewers to the International Space Station.