Latest News About NASA's Space Launch System
NASA has picked the design for its next big rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS). This heavy-lift booster will carry humans farther than they've ever been, to an asteroid, Mars and beyond.
Russian officials are looking into whether U.S. radar interference could have caused the Phobos-Grunt malfunction.
Charlie Bolden was touring a Lockheed Martin facility on Jan. 10.
NASA is looking at missions that would get humanity get out of low-Earth orbit.
NASA wants the Orion spacecraft to make its first orbital test flight in 2014.
This space wallpaper from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows infant stars "hatching" in the head of the hunter constellation, Orion.
See images from NASA's parachute drop tests for the new Orion deep space capsule.
Up to 30 pieces of the 14-ton Phobos-Grunt Mars probe could reach the ground.
The 50th anniversary of human spaceflight brought big changes.
The images were snapped by NASA's SOFIA airborne observatory.
The new spending bill would cut another $325 million from NASA's budget.
The Phobos-Grunt spacecraft has been stranded in the wrong orbit since Nov. 8.
Using his south sky video camera, amateur astronomer John Chumack captured Geminids streaking across the Winter Triangle and Orion on December 9th 2011. The best nights to watch for the shower are December 13th through the 15th.
Pieces of the Phobos-Grunt have reported already fallen to Earth.
The J-2X engine will power the second stage of NASA's new heavy-lifter.
The 3D video allows viewers to fly over the asteroid Vesta's ridged surface.
Efforts to contact the Russian Phobos-Grunt spacecraft have failed.
The J-2X rocket engine (the new upper stage rocket engine slated for the NASA's Space Launch Systems heavy-lift rocket) was the subject of a combustion stability test on December 1, 2011. A successful firing was completed.
The Mars Science Laboratory is on track and there's no need to adjust its trajectory at this time.