A safety oversight panel expressed concern Thursday (Feb. 23) about an idea, currently being studied by NASA, to put astronauts aboard the first flight of the heavy-lift Space Launch System rocket.
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 plans to study putting astronauts on the first launch of its Space Launch System heavy-lift rocket, a move that could introduce new delays and other complications into the vehicle’s development.
NASA has reopened its Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans as recovery work continues in the wake of a powerful tornado that damaged the manufacturing center last week.
NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility has begun recovery efforts after a tornado hit the New Orleans location yesterday (Feb. 8).
A tornado impacted NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, agency officials said. Minor injuries were reported and a team is assessing damage to the NASA center's buildings.
A new spacesuit system to flush away "space poop" will likely fly on the first crewed Orion spacecraft flight, NASA said in an interview with Space.com.
A first in preparations for a manned mission to Mars, several key pieces of the Orion spacecraft project were combined to test how launch vibrations could influence astronauts' function.
Your favorite mobile astronomy app can help you find the wonders of the Orion constellation and see what they look like — even if you don't own a telescope.
A giant rocket-tank test stand rises to the sky in a new video released by NASA. The agency showed off the two-year time lapse as part of an announcement that construction is complete on the stand.
NASA is delaying contracts and other awards planned for its Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) early this year by a few months, citing uncertainty about the agency’s budget.
A new process of testing the aerodynamic forces acting on rocket's entails NASA painting rockets with special pink pressure-sensitive paint and conducting test in a wind tunnel.
Christmas week is here, and the night sky obliges by presenting a beautiful display of celestial sights, perfectly timed to coincide with the holiday.
The huge, red star Betelgeuse may have swallowed up a sun-size companion star just 100,000 years ago, a new study suggests.