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.
Flanked by a forest view, a motor for the Orion spacecraft underwent a three-pronged fiery test ahead of being used for flights across the solar system.
NASA is years away from having new spacesuits for its deep-space astronauts despite spending nearly $200 million on three separate development efforts over the past decade.
It looks like NASA's stepping-stone to Mars will be a miniature space station in lunar orbit rather than a chunk of captured asteroid.
An updated take on an ancient weaving technique is helping NASA build key components for the Orion spacecraft, which could help carry humans to Mars and other deep-space destinations.
Plans to continue a NASA mission to intercept a small asteroid will depend on a decision due by the end of April on NASA's 2017 budget, an agency official said March 20.
Only a fraction of missions to the Red Planet have been successful in landing, and the European Space Agency is conducting tests on a design that would collapse arrival.
NASA successfully completed a test of the Orion human space capsule's parachute system yesterday (March 8) in Arizona.
The NASA spacecraft that could one day help ferry humans to Mars is scheduled to undergo a parachute test tomorrow (March 8).
President Donald Trump's vision for America includes landing astronauts on the moon or Mars by the mid-2020s, if his first address to Congress is any guide.
A rainbow graced NASA's first engine test of 2017 for its powerful Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, which is expected to bring astronauts outside of Earth orbit in the coming decade.
NASA is studying whether to add astronauts on the first test flight of the Space Launch System and Orion. Should the agency launch crew on this first flight?