Latest News About NASAs Space Launch System Archive
04 September 2013, 01:54 PM ET
As NASA continues to plan out its mission to park an asteroid near the moon, the agency will consider nearly 100 ideas submitted by potential partners submitted by potential parterners in response to a June request for information.
28 August 2013, 06:08 PM ET
The biggest 3D-printed rocket part built to date survived a hot-fire test, generating 10 times more thrust than any previous injector made by 3D printing, the space agency announced.
23 August 2013, 11:51 AM ET
A new test of NASA's future deep-space capsule for crews is reigniting the tradition of recovering NASA spacecraft from the sea.
23 August 2013, 07:00 AM ET
A look at NASA's Asteroid Initiative, which aims to park a space rock near the moon.
16 August 2013, 12:12 PM ET
Working with the U.S. Navy, NASA successfully tested the recovery system for the Orion crew module. Divers in small boats attached tow lines to the capsule and led it to a flooded well deck, which was subsequently drained.
09 August 2013, 03:22 PM ET
Facing due south this week about 90 minutes after sunset, we can see the star figure that is dedicated to the famed physician Aesculapius. It is the large constellation of Ophiuchus (The Serpent Holder).
01 August 2013, 04:12 PM ET
Engineers have wrapped up the preliminary design review for NASA's Space Launch System rocket, giving its design, production and ground support plans a stamp of approval. The heavy lifter will blast astronauts toward Mars, asteroids and other destinations
01 August 2013, 11:29 AM ET
NASA has completed the initial internal review of ideas for its ambitious asteroid-capture mission, agency officials announced Wednesday. The review team met Tuesday to gauge the technical and programmatic aspects of various concepts.
30 July 2013, 01:49 PM ET
Fifty-five years ago today, a space agency was born. NASA launched into existence on July 29, 1958, when President Dwight Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act (Pub.L. 85-568) into law. It opened for business on Oct. 1.
26 July 2013, 12:21 PM ET
As mandated by the US Senate, NASA's 70 Metric Ton capacity Space Launch System might look something like this. A tentative date of 2017 has been proposed.
25 July 2013, 10:46 AM ET
A test version of the Orion capsule was dropped from 35,000 feet above the Arizona desert with one of it's three parachutes intentionally cut away to test if the a failed parachute would interfere with the remaining parachutes.
24 July 2013, 05:41 PM ET
NASA's Orion capsule, planned to be its next manned spaceship, safely landed during a flight test today (July 24) using just two of its three parachutes.
23 July 2013, 07:14 PM ET
NASA's next spaceship, the Orion capsule, will be dropped over Arizona Wednesday (July 24) for a parachute test that will be broadcast live in a Google+ Hangout.'s Clara Moskowitz will be one of a few reporters participating.
18 July 2013, 04:14 AM ET
Betelgeuse is well-known because of its bright size and easy-to-spot location in the constellation Orion. It is of astronomical interest because it will likely go supernova in less than a million years.
11 July 2013, 05:04 PM ET
Just as on Earth, a group of people working together for a length of time on Mars will face some tensions. Now, NASA scientists are developing devices to monitor how astronauts are getting along to ensure a cohesive team on the Red Planet.
10 July 2013, 08:12 PM ET
A House panel approved appropriations legislation Wednesday (July 10) that would give NASA $16.6 billion for 2014, cutting agency spending back to levels not seen since 2007. The proposed 2014 appropriation is about $300 million less than what NASA ended
03 July 2013, 10:12 AM ET
Astronaut John W. Young salutes the U.S. Flag.
28 June 2013, 04:00 PM ET
NASA's Deep Space Network will support India's first Mars orbiter mission launching later this year.
18 June 2013, 01:15 PM ET
A House Science space subcommittee bill would direct NASA astronauts back to the moon.
18 June 2013, 01:11 PM ET
It's possible that not a single known object meets the current criteria, one researcher says.
17 June 2013, 10:20 AM ET
NASA has picked its eight newest space travelers, the 2013 astronaut class, for future trips to asteroids and Mars.
13 June 2013, 07:00 AM ET
The crew module on the Orion spacecraft is designed for multiple flights.
07 June 2013, 04:10 PM ET
NASA's Space Launch System will take people farther into the solar system than ever.
07 June 2013, 03:19 AM ET
A night sky photographer shot this stunning image of Orion over mustard fields in India.
16 May 2013, 04:50 PM ET
This dramatic space wallpaper reveals cosmic clouds in the constellation of Orion showing what seems to be a fiery ribbon in the sky.
14 May 2013, 06:30 AM ET
Skylab II could be the United States' first deep-space station.
06 May 2013, 03:25 PM ET
This space wallpaper reveals a stunning view from ESA’s Herschel space observatory of the iconic Horsehead Nebula in the context of its surroundings.
02 May 2013, 11:58 AM ET
Astrophotographer Tamas Ladanyi took this image of Orion over an ancient castle in Hungary.
12 April 2013, 05:00 AM ET
The Space Launch System (SLS) rocket is running ahead of schedule and on budget
11 April 2013, 03:00 PM ET
This cool space wallpaper is a composite color image of the Herschel PACS 70, 100, 160 micron-wavelength images of Betelgeuse.
10 April 2013, 06:08 PM ET
The mission is in its early stages, but some details are already emerging.
10 April 2013, 05:38 PM ET
See reactions to NASA's 2014 budget from space agency, industry and science luminaries.
10 April 2013, 05:15 PM ET
The ambitious plan would have the goal of moving a small asteroid to a new orbit near the Earth by the year 2025.
10 April 2013, 04:24 PM ET
The energy source that fuels the sun and other stars could propel rockets that take humans to other planets.
10 April 2013, 03:21 PM ET
NASA's 2014 budget request includes $105 million to kick-start the agency's asteroid capture mission.
10 April 2013, 01:42 PM ET
NASA's Charles Bolden released a statement about the budget today.