NASA's Space Launch System: The Next Giant Leap (NASA, SLS, 07/22/14)
Space Launch System, or SLS, begins a bolder mission for NASA and the world -- a new era of exploration unlike anything we're done before. Able to carry more payload than the space shuttle and generate more thrust at launch than the Saturn V, SLS will send the Orion spacecraft farther into space than Apollo ever ventured...and that's just the first flight! Image credit: NASA Original image: www.nasa.gov/sls/multimedia/gallery/sls-infographic2.html More about SLS: www.nasa.gov/sls More SLS…
NASA Space Launch System (SLS) Rocket
NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) will be the most powerful rocket in history for deep-space missions, including to an asteroid and ultimately to Mars.
How the Space Launch System Will Work
Have you met the driving force behind the U.S. space program for the foreseeable future? Take a second to get acquainted with the proposed blasting behemoth.
NASA's Budget Gets a Boost for the Artemis Moon Initiative - Sky & Telescope
As the White House requests an extra $1.6 billion for NASA's Artemis project, the agency moves forward with commercial partnerships.
The Space Launch System—the most powerful rocket ever built
NASA is in an awkward in-between time right now. Since the beginning of the space age, the agency has had the ability to send its astronauts into space. The first American to go to space, Alan Shepard, did a suborbital launch on board a Mercury Redstone rocket in 1961.
Preparing for drop test
Engineers are preparing to test the parachute system for NASA’s Orion spacecraft at the U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground in Yuma, Arizona. During the test, planned for Wednesday, Aug. 26, a C-17 aircraft will carry a representative Orion capsule to 35,000 feet in altitude and then drop it from its cargo bay. Engineers will test a scenario in which one of Orion’s two drogue parachutes, used to stabilize it in the air, does not deploy, and one of its three main parachutes, used to slow the…
NASA's first two Orion missions may be delayed, report says
According to a new report from NASA’s Office of Inspector General, the space agency will probably delay the first two missions of its Orion capsule, which are set for 2018 and 2021.
NASA Prepare to Test Orion Launch Abort System | Rocket Rundown
NASA is preparing for the launch of Ascent Abort-2 on July 2, which will test the Orion spacecraft’s launch abort system.
Test Tank for NASA Heavy-Lift Rocket Damaged in Louisiana
A Space Launch System (SLS) fuel tank needed for structural tests in advance of the debut flight of NASA's heavy-lift booster was damaged on May 3, the space agency said today (May 11).