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.
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 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.
NASA believes it is still possible to perform the first launch of the Space Launch System before the end of 2020.
NASA is getting ready to launch living creatures to deep space for the first time in nearly five decades.
Water vapor poured across the Mississippi landscape as NASA ground-tested an engine type that may take astronauts to the moon in the next three years.
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said April 1 that he hopes to develop an initial plan within the next couple of weeks for getting astronauts to the surface of the moon by 2024.
The Orion crew capsule needs a backup plan if, during the start of a trip to the moon or to deep space, there's a launch malfunction.
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