The core stage of NASA's giant Space Launch System moon rocket is in good shape despite its early shutdown during a crucial test this past weekend, agency officials said.
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.
NASA fired up the core stage of its massive new megarocket Saturday (Jan. 16) in a critical test that appeared to shut down early.
NASA will attempt to fire the engines on its Space Launch System (SLS) megarocket for the first time today and you can watch the fiery action live online.
NASA says it's ready to proceed with the next stage of testing the megarocket that will send the uncrewed Artemis 1 mission to the moon in November.
"Green run" tests on NASA's SLS megarocket are moving forward again after problems with ground equipment earlier this month pushed the testing behind.
Time is running out for NASA to send the Space Launch System aloft for an uncrewed moon-roundtrip mission by November 2021.
Vice President Mike Pence will visit Kennedy Space Center today (Dec. 9) for the eighth meeting of the National Space Council, and you can watch it live online.
NASA powered up the core stage of its new Space Launch System on Saturday (Dec. 5), kicking off the penultimate "green run" test of its next-generation megarocket.
NASA's massive Mobile Launch Platform has rolled out of the Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center, on top of NASA's crawler transporter.
NASA is choosing between human missions to the moon and a robotic mission to Jupiter's icy moon Europa as the agency manages its limited supply of megarockets in the coming years.
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's new Space Launch System megarocket and associated ground infrastructure have soared past original cost estimates to a degree that requires the agency to notify Congress.
NASA's new Space Launch System (SLS) rocket finished a full-scale flight support booster test Wednesday (Sept. 2) as the agency gets ready to fly astronauts to the moon one day.
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.
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.