You've never seen a rocket test quite like this. A new NASA video captures the eerie beauty of a massive rocket motor test in super slow-motion using an innovative new camera.
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NASA is thoroughly testing its Orion space capsule, which could help humans on the way to Mars or the moon one day. This week, astronauts on the ground tested the capsule's docking hatch.
The first launch of NASA’s Space Launch System heavy-lift rocket remains on schedule for the fall of 2018 despite delays in one key element of the Orion spacecraft it will launch.
Thousands of spectators gathered in the Utah desert today (June 28) to watch a column of flame explode from the engine of NASA's next-generation rocket booster.
NASA astronaut Drew Feustel talked to Space.com about the agency's Orion spacecraft and where it could take humanity in the future.
A bill approved by a Senate committee April 21 provides a large increase to NASA’s exploration programs by trimming funds from other major NASA programs.
More than 18,300 people have applied for 14 or fewer spots in NASA's next astronaut class, blasting past the 1978 record of 8,000 applicants.
Congress has directed NASA to launch a mission to Jupiter's potentially life-hosting moon Europa by 2022, but the agency's budget request for 2017 supports a liftoff in the late 2020s, officials say.
The crew module of NASA's Orion capsule, which is scheduled to fly around the moon on a 2018 test flight, arrived at the agency's Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida this week.
Faced with a mandate to add a lander to a planned flyby mission to Jupiter’s icy moon Europa, NASA is considering launching the two spacecraft separately.
NASA has unveiled the lineup of 13 small satellites that will hitchhike on the first deep-space test flight of its new megarocket.
As Lockheed Martin completes one key element of the next Orion spacecraft, a company executive says he is confident the spacecraft will remain on schedule for launch in the fall of 2018.
A critical piece of NASA's Orion spacecraft — which may carry astronauts to Mars — is about to begin a series of crucial tests to determine whether or not it can withstand the rigors of spaceflight.