Latest News About NASAs Space Launch System Archive
18 March 2009, 09:57 AM ET
The Canadian Space Agency has given MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates seed money to examine the development of a new-generation robotic arm.
13 March 2009, 09:38 PM ET
NASA is poised to launch a trial version of its new rocket next week, though the vehicle's ultimate fate is up in the air.
30 January 2009, 08:52 AM ET
Orion is by far the most brilliant of the constellations and is visible from every inhabited part of the Earth.
29 January 2009, 02:39 PM ET
A mock Orion capsule and launch abort tower arrived at NASA's spaceport Wednesday.
28 January 2009, 11:43 AM ET
NASA has unveiled its renovated checkout building for the new Orion spaceship.
26 January 2009, 11:10 AM ET
NASA is holding off on Hubble shuttle rescue plan changes to aid its Ares rocket test.
23 January 2009, 07:10 AM ET
Stars and planets will quickly swim out of your eyepiece unless you counter the apparent motion of the sky. Setting up a polar-aligned telescope mount can do it. Hint: In the Northern Hemisphere, it all starts with a bear!
22 January 2009, 12:03 PM ET
There are a few special tricks to enjoying the more subtle strokes on the cosmic canvas; the wispy ones made of dust, gas and distance. Here's how to see them at their beautiful best.
16 January 2009, 11:07 AM ET
Orion is by far the most brilliant of the constellations and is visible from every inhabited part of the Earth.
06 January 2009, 05:26 PM ET
NASA's options to extend shuttle flights beyond 2010 carry billions in costs.
19 December 2008, 02:34 PM ET
NASA may change Hubble shuttle rescue plans to aid Ares rocket test.
16 December 2008, 11:52 AM ET
A mock-up of NASA's Crew Exploration Vehicle wobbles, tumbles, free-falls and impacts as a parachute component fails in this test.
12 December 2008, 01:13 PM ET
Condensation on a telescope can ruin your date with the stars. Here's how to prevent a good night from going bad! Ways to keeps your optics dry and deal death to dew!
12 December 2008, 11:58 AM ET
Each kind of telescope gathers light in a different way. Here's what you need to know to choose one over another.
12 December 2008, 10:48 AM ET
There's an amazing range of color in the stars - from subtle to striking. Here's how to best see distant suns.
12 December 2008, 08:08 AM ET
Go inside the optical tube, with its lenses and mirrors, to see how telescopes harvest tried old photons to bring you the news of the Universe.
02 December 2008, 08:47 PM ET
U.S. President-elect Barack Obama's NASA transition team is asking U.S. space agency officials to quantify how much money could be saved by canceling the Ares 1 rocket and scaling back the Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle next year.
21 November 2008, 09:07 AM ET
NASA and its contracting team conducted the first full-scale ground test of the U.S. space agency’s Moon-bound Constellation program.
04 November 2008, 03:37 PM ET
NASA's plan to retire its shuttle fleet by 2010 faces big challengs, a new report finds.
29 October 2008, 05:25 PM ET
NASA shot back Wednesday at reports suggesting the Ares 1 rocket is doomed to failure.
29 October 2008, 07:56 AM ET
NASA's moon truck prototype is proving to be the ultimate lunar RV.
24 October 2008, 12:16 AM ET
Many have been fooled into thinking that it's beginning of morning twilight.
07 October 2008, 07:00 AM ET
NASA's Apollo moon treks evolved from Mercury and Gemini during the Space Race.
02 October 2008, 07:00 AM ET
After five decades, NASA hopes to move from the shuttle to the moon.
01 October 2008, 07:00 AM ET
Space commentator Jim Banke looks at what NASA's next 50 years may bring.
29 September 2008, 07:00 AM ET
U.S. astronauts returning to the moon will follow a path echoing Apollo.
23 September 2008, 07:00 AM ET
NASA is facing big challenges to replace the shuttle and keep astronauts aloft.
16 September 2008, 07:00 AM ET
NASA's astronaut corps faces serious challenges as the agency turns 50.
12 September 2008, 12:11 PM ET
A U.S. Senator is pushing to extend NASA seats on Russian spacecraft.
10 September 2008, 09:16 PM ET
NASA's Ares I moon rocket passed a key review late Wednesday.
10 September 2008, 05:27 PM ET
The firm SpaceX hopes to close the coming gap in U.S. space launch ability.
10 September 2008, 06:51 AM ET
The number of private groups working on suborbital vehicles is growing.
26 August 2008, 07:17 PM ET
Senators urge president to preserve option to fly shuttle past 2010.
21 August 2008, 06:25 PM ET
Proper funding and testing plan are needed for NASA's tech development program.
21 August 2008, 05:32 PM ET
A parachute test for NASA's Orion space shuttle successor went awry.
19 August 2008, 05:36 PM ET
NASA has a shock absorber solution to its new rocket's vibration problem.