Latest News About NASAs Space Launch System Archive
19 September 2011, 12:41 PM ET
The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee faced tough choices in drafting the NASA spending bill.
19 September 2011, 07:00 AM ET
NASA is looking at adapting the structure for its next-generation heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System.
15 September 2011, 06:00 AM ET asked several experts, analysts and industry members about their thoughts on NASA's Space Launch System.
14 September 2011, 05:36 PM ET
NASA's new rocket marks a switch back to liquid propellants.
14 September 2011, 04:57 PM ET
See how NASA's new mega rocket, the Space Launch System, measures up for deep space missions in this infographic.
14 September 2011, 04:35 PM ET
Building NASA's new SLS rocket for deep space flight in these fiscal times could be tough.
14 September 2011, 03:11 PM ET
NASA's Space Launch System will be more powerful than the Saturn 5 moon rockets, officials say.
14 September 2011, 01:30 PM ET
NASA administrator Charles Bolden announced the design for NASA's new heavy-lift rocket to take humans to an asteroid.
14 September 2011, 11:54 AM ET
This stunning space wallpaper reveals, an artist concept of SLS on the launchpad.
14 September 2011, 11:03 AM ET
Former Shuttle Cdr. Charles Bolden reveals NASA's plans for a new as the Space Launch System (SLS) – based on a heavy-lift rocket bigger than the Saturn V – that could take crews to Mars, asteroids, back to the Moon, and beyond.
14 September 2011, 10:16 AM ET
Deep space manned exploration just moved a little closer to reality with the announcement of that development is beginning on the new Space Launch System (SLS). The first developmental flight is targeted for end of 2017.
14 September 2011, 09:31 AM ET
From the mighty Saturn 5 to NASA's new Space Launch System, see how the biggest rockets on Earth compare.
13 September 2011, 03:48 PM ET
Alliant TechSystems in Utah is forging ahead with their Heavy Lift Vehicle (HLV) booster based on the cancelled, Shuttle-derived Ares rocket. ATK VP (and former Shuttle Cdr.) Charlie Precourt explains why. Producer/Editor: Steve Spaleta
12 September 2011, 04:38 PM ET
The capsule will be the first space-tested version of NASA's Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle.
10 September 2011, 01:48 PM ET
NASA launched two gravity probes toward the moon today. Mars is next.
19 August 2011, 09:28 PM ET
Check out a galaxy that glows green from within, a big splash at NASA and Stephen Colbert goes nuts for space.
28 July 2011, 05:53 PM ET
The subpoena orders NASA to hand over documents on the new Space Launch System heavy-lift rocket.
26 July 2011, 03:03 PM ET
Despite its huge size, the giant asteroid Pallas is only visible in telescopes this week.
22 July 2011, 06:00 AM ET
The end of the NASA's space shuttle era is also the end for thousands of workers who have spent decades working in the program.
21 July 2011, 08:00 AM ET
Atlantis will be prepped for retirement at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida.
21 July 2011, 01:40 AM ET
The space shuttle program is ending, changing the day-to-day lives of many NASA employees.
19 July 2011, 02:04 PM ET
After NASA retires its space shuttles, what will happen to the agency's astronaut corps?
15 July 2011, 04:58 PM ET's Tariq Malik and Elmo converse about living in space, shuttle launches, and NASA's asteroid bound future.
12 July 2011, 06:01 PM ET
Jim Maser talks about the end of the shuttle era, and what comes next for NASA and the aerospace industry.
12 July 2011, 02:20 PM ET
NASA chief Charlie Bolden accepted responsibility for the delays and said a decision is coming soon.
10 July 2011, 08:41 AM ET
Obama says NASA's last space shuttle launch ends an era, exploration never-ending.
08 July 2011, 05:10 PM ET
While private commercial companies rush to get their spaceship designs done and "human-rated," NASA is forging ahead with its own next generation capsule: the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle. Here's a look inside.
08 July 2011, 09:15 AM ET
The future of human spaceflight remains bright in both the public and private sectors, Charlie Bolden said.
07 July 2011, 10:00 PM ET
Nearly 1 million people are expected to watch NASA try to launch Atlantis on the last space shuttle mission.
06 July 2011, 03:03 PM ET
A House-proposed NASA budget bill would scrap the James Webb Space Telescope.
18 June 2011, 01:25 AM ET
NASA's initial new heavy-lift rocket design includes side-mounted solid rocket boosters.
13 June 2011, 05:52 PM ET
NASA and the European Space Agency have picked the experiments for a new Mars lander that will launch toward the Red Planet in 2016.
01 June 2011, 10:35 AM ET
There are a great many wonders to see in the night sky. A telescope is your magic carpet, your time machine and much more.
29 May 2011, 09:30 AM ET
Endeavour will perform an unprecedented test of a new laser-based docking technology.
25 May 2011, 02:09 PM ET
NASA has unveiled the design of its next-generation spaceship, the Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV). But don't get used to that clunky name; we'll be calling it something else soon enough.
25 May 2011, 07:44 AM ET
Inside look at the technology, testing and potential of the multi-purpose crew vehicle and its Orion capsule.