The "green run" is on.
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 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.
A crewed mission to the lunar surface by 2024 is probably feasible, experts say. But it won't be easy.
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said that speeding up production of NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) megarocket is absolutely essential to getting humans to the moon by 2024.
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence called on NASA to return American astronauts to the moon by 2024 — just five years from now — during the National Space Council meeting on Tuesday (March 26).
The National Space Council will likely press NASA at its upcoming meeting to speed up its plans to return humans to the moon.
Rigel is the brightest star in Orion, and will eventually explode into a supernova, most astronomers say.
NASA wouldn't be breaking new ground if the agency did go with a private rocket for the upcoming test flight of its Orion crew capsule.
NASA is considering launching its Orion crew capsule on a commercial rocket rather than the Space Launch System, the agency's own megarocket that is currently under development.