Latest News About NASAs Space Launch System Archive
29 October 2012, 08:30 AM ET
The Canadian Space Agency may fly its own rover on NASA's Space Launch System when the rocket starts flying in the coming decade.
26 October 2012, 05:22 PM ET
A new space rock-deflecting scheme proposes that a cloud of paintballs shot into space could knock a dangerous asteroid off a collision course with Earth.
26 October 2012, 03:15 PM ET
NASA's Orion capsule is being built now for an unmanned launch in 2014.
10 October 2012, 12:30 PM ET
The constellations Monoceros and Orion appear in spectacular night sky photo.
05 October 2012, 07:00 AM ET
Newly efficient assembly methods should lower the price of NASA's Space Launch System rocket, officials say.
04 October 2012, 10:15 AM ET
With visions of exploring of asteroids, plus Mars and its moon Phobos, NASA intends to leave the near-Earth work in the hands of commercial space. This is the US Congress' rationale for developing the Space Launch System.
02 October 2012, 07:00 AM ET
The outpost would mark the farthest humanity has ever ventured from Earth.
20 September 2012, 07:04 PM ET
This space wallpaper shows the spectacular star-forming region known as the Flame Nebula, or NGC 2024, in the constellation of Orion (the Hunter) and its surroundings.
14 September 2012, 07:30 AM ET
The night sky's autumn constellations follow the summer stars so closely they can be seen well before the air gets chilly.
12 September 2012, 11:46 AM ET
The Space Launch System is scheduled to make its first test flight in 2017.
11 September 2012, 02:27 PM ET
In mid 2011, the US Congress demanded that NASA start work on a heavy lift rocket. Although no mission – scientific or exploratory – has been stated or funded, that work continues.
06 September 2012, 11:01 AM ET
On August 28 NASA dropped a special dart-shaped test vehicle high above the US Yuma Proving Grounds in Arizona to simulate the Orion space capsule's return from an interstellar mission.
31 August 2012, 12:16 PM ET
Romney accepted the Republican presidential nomination at the party's convention in Tampa.
30 August 2012, 05:14 AM ET
The president talked space in a surprise Reddit chat Wednesday (Aug. 29).
16 August 2012, 04:32 PM ET
NASA will stream the 1:30 p.m. ET update on Mars rover Curiosity live online.
15 August 2012, 09:57 AM ET
The photo was taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which circles the Red Planet.
05 August 2012, 04:31 AM ET
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03 August 2012, 12:10 PM ET
Public opinions are invited for a study of NASA's strategic direction.
03 August 2012, 11:11 AM ET
What do you think of NASA's current plan for the future?
03 August 2012, 11:00 AM ET
Here's how NASA's newest Mars rover will land on the Red Planet.
30 July 2012, 11:48 AM ET
In this space wallpaper, Messier 68 is located about 33 000 light-years from Earth in the constellation Hydra (The Female Water Snake).
27 July 2012, 08:53 PM ET
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27 July 2012, 06:58 AM ET
Much of the rest of the solar system remains relatively unstudied.
26 July 2012, 07:00 AM ET
The Space Launch System has been cleared to proceed with its preliminary design phase.
24 July 2012, 01:05 PM ET
Skywatcher puts magnificent deep sky image in magnificent focus.
24 July 2012, 10:15 AM ET
NASA tested a heat shield prototype that could be used on next-generation spacecraft.
23 July 2012, 05:11 PM ET
Artist and scientist Angelo Vermeulen explores space habitats and astrobiology.
20 July 2012, 01:52 PM ET
NASA's new Mars rover could survive on the Martian surface for five or six years, agency officials estimate.
19 July 2012, 04:46 PM ET
The Orion constellation is one of the most prominent star patterns in the sky.
19 July 2012, 11:00 AM ET
NASA's Curiosity rover is the biggest and most advanced robotic explorer ever sent to Mars.
17 July 2012, 05:53 PM ET
The orbiter is expected to make a full recovery.
17 July 2012, 11:35 AM ET
Reaction Engines Ltd. is designing the Skylon space plane.
12 July 2012, 06:25 PM ET
NASA's newest Mars rover is not the first spacecraft to attempt to land on the Red Planet.
09 July 2012, 02:44 PM ET
A look at previous missions that have attempted to land on Mars.
08 July 2012, 07:00 AM ET
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03 July 2012, 10:31 AM ET
Resembling a Fourth of July skyrocket, Herbig-Haro 110 is a geyser of hot gas from a newborn star that splashes up against and ricochets off the dense core of a cloud of molecular hydrogen in this cool space wallpaper.