The coronavirus pandemic has slowed testing of NASA's next megarocket, but the monthslong process is resuming and has checked off a key milestone: powering up the core stage.
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.
A rocket booster segment that helped launch the Hubble Space Telescope, the space shuttle Endeavour and John Glenn has arrived back in Florida to lift off with the Space Launch System.
A crucial NASA center is slowly reopening amid the lingering pandemic, but delays caused by coronavirus measures have ensured the first flight in NASA's Artemis program won't happen until late 2021.
NASA has ordered 18 more rocket engines for its new Space Launch System megarocket for future Artemis moon missions.
NASA's forthcoming moon rocket program is so costly that the agency will need to let Congress know of budgetary overruns while reviewing the program, NASA's inspector general said.
The first launch of NASA's back-to-the moon program has slipped into the second half of next year, but 2024 remains the target for the first crewed lunar landing since the Apollo days.
The 212-foot-long (65 meters) SLS core stage rolled out of NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans Wednesday (Jan. 8) and was loaded onto a barge, agency officials announced.
The core stage of NASA's new megarocket, the massive Space Launch System (SLS), ready to leave its New Orleans home for an epic journey culminating in a space voyage.
Last week (Dec. 5), NASA engineers purposefully exploded a test version of the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket's propellant tank.
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine showed off the completed core stage of the first ever Space Launch System rocket during a news event held today (Dec. 9).
NASA's first new megarocket bound for the moon now has all of its engines for the first uncrewed lunar flight of the U.S. space agency's Artemis program.
The Orionid meteor shower is peaks in the early morning of Tuesday, Oct. 22, but a bright moon will disrupt viewing until shortly before dawn.
NASA is officially targeting 2020 for the first test flight of its long-delayed Space Launch System megarocket, but it may not launch until mid-2021, an agency official said.
In a turn from the agency's original plan, NASA has awarded a contract for a second mobile launcher to be built at Kennedy Space Center.
NASA is hard at work getting its new, moon-bound rocket and spacecraft ready for Artemis 1, the next mission of the agency's program, which aims to eventually land humans on the lunar surface.
A critical component of NASA's next crew-carrying spacecraft will be put to the test early next week.
NASA is suffering growing problems with cost and schedule on its major programs, driven by continued issues with two of its highest profile efforts.