Latest News About NASAs Space Launch System Archive
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.
02 July 2012, 10:45 AM ET
To launch sooner, the first test flight of the new module will not be on the proposed Space Launch Systems rocket, but aboard the behemoth Delta IV heavy. NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center has developed an adaptor ring to accommodate both rockets.
08 June 2012, 06:00 AM ET
The space agency is happy to share the spotlight with companies like SpaceX.
30 May 2012, 01:01 PM ET
The scientists examined samples from the Murchison meteorite, which fell to Earth in 1969.