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.
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.
The troubled Phobos-Grunt spacecraft remains in a low-altitude orbit above Earth.
An up-close look at the space agency's new $500 million, 355-foot-high mobile launcher.
NASA's Mars Science Laboratory, or Curiosity rover, launched to the Red Planet on Nov. 26, 2011.
NASA has an ambitious plan for future Mars exploration, including one day sending humans to the Red Planet.
NASA is expecting 13,500 people to view the launch of Mars Science Laboratory on Saturday.
The Mars Science Laboratory rover Curiosity will now launch Saturday, Nov. 26.
NASA's new heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System, will arrive on a mobile launcher weighing 6.75 million-pounds, standing 400 feet tall. Time-lapse video shows the tower's trip to its home at Kennedy Space Center's Launchpad 39B.
A timeline of every mission sent to Mars so far.
See the latest news, photos, videos and multimedia for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity mission.
NASA administrator Charles Bolden assured lawmakers that the agency is on track with its future goals.
The space agency has opened applications for its 21st astronaut class.
NASA's Space Launch Systems upper stage J-2X rocket engine was successfully test fired for 500 seconds on November 9th, 2011.
The agency fired the J-2X engine for more than 8 minutes.
NASA will conduct its first test flight of its Orion Spacecraft - named Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1) in 2014. The capsule will be launched to an altitude higher than any human-rated spacecraft has reached since 1973.