Latest News About NASAs Space Launch System Archive
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.
23 July 2009, 05:53 AM ET
NASA's Bret Drake discusses how hardware tests and missions to the International Space Station and the Moon all tie together to help us explore Mars.
23 July 2009, 05:47 AM ET
NASA's Kathy Laurini discusses lunar missions and lunar habitats in preparation for conducting missions to Mars.
23 July 2009, 05:46 AM ET
NASA's Clarence Sams explains what we learn about the human body and exploration by conducting missions in low Earth orbit on board the International Space Station.
23 July 2009, 05:45 AM ET
NASA's Julie Kramer White and John Curry discuss the Orion in Low Earth Orbit and its missions to the International Space Station.
23 July 2009, 05:44 AM ET
NASA's Bret Drake, Clarence Sams and Wendell Mendell explain future missions, the requirements of future explorers and the scientific and economic implications.
15 July 2009, 11:06 AM ET
NASA's new moon rover looks like it's been on TV’s 'Pimp My Ride.'
10 July 2009, 10:55 AM ET examines what we've done since and whether America has the right stuff to get back to the moon by 2020 and reach beyond.
08 July 2009, 04:44 PM ET
NASA launched an astronaut escape ship alternative on Wednesday in a test flight.
19 June 2009, 12:55 PM ET
Private space companies said Wednesday that they could provide cheaper, more reliable launch systems than those of NASA's Constellation program.
17 June 2009, 10:12 AM ET
An alternate escape ship could show how astronauts might avoid a launch disaster.
08 June 2009, 05:29 PM ET
NASA's Orion spaceship and the astronauts onboard might not survive an explosive launch failure of the agency's proposed Ares I moon rocket, analyses by Air Force safety experts show.
22 May 2009, 12:32 PM ET
When the space shuttle Atlantis let go of Hubble Tuesday, it marked the end of the servicing era.
29 April 2009, 05:50 PM ET
NASA has cut the crew size for its new Orion spacecraft down from six seats to four.
29 April 2009, 12:45 PM ET
Lawmakers agreed Tuesday on a budget resolution that would eliminate a hard 2010 deadline for the retirement of NASA's shuttle fleet.
27 April 2009, 05:05 PM ET
For the first time since Apollo, NASA is testing a new moonship in the open ocean.
20 April 2009, 11:59 AM ET
Federal budget watchdogs say NASA needs billions of dollars in additional funding to keep its current schedule.
20 April 2009, 09:26 AM ET
Astronomers completed the most wide-ranging census of baby stars in and around the Orion nebula.
16 April 2009, 12:55 PM ET
Chinese spacecraft have not been ruled out to launch future U.S. astronauts, an official says.
16 April 2009, 10:29 AM ET
NASA will resume the retirement process for its three space shuttles on May 1.
15 April 2009, 09:32 AM ET
The pieces are starting to assemble for the first test flight of NASA’s new rocket, Ares 1, scheduled to lift off this summer.
09 April 2009, 12:45 PM ET
NASA's Orion shuttle replacement is making its first water tests in the ocean.
02 April 2009, 06:04 PM ET