Three years after the retirement of the space shuttle, NASA is making progress on the Space Launch System. Across the country, parts are being assembled and tested to propel SLS and the next generation of astronauts to an asteroid or Mars. (June 19)
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NASA's TDRS-L satellite launched aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas rocket January 23, from Cape Canaveral Air Force ... watch video
AP (July 2, 2014) A rocket carrying a NASA satellite lit up the pre-dawn skies Wednesday on a mission to track atmospheric carbon dioxide, the chief culprit behind global warming. NASA lost a similar satellite in 2009 ... watch video
AP (May 6, 2016) A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida early Friday. The rocket is set to deliver a Japanese communications satellite into orbit. It is expected to attempt to land the first ... watch video
AP (Aug. 29, 2013) A rocket known as the Delta IV Heavy carried a spy satellite into space for the National Reconnaissance Office on Wednesday. The Delta is the largest rocket in the US. It's 23 stories tall. ... watch video
Newsy (Nov. 27, 2015) UK officials think they've found part of an American rocket. NASA has been trying to find debris since a SpaceX cargo rocket blew up over the summer.
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Reuters - US Online Video (June 28, 2016) NASA tests the motor of the largest, most powerful booster in the world for its new deep space rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS). Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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Sep. 29, 2016 Astronomers have found distinct spiral arms in the disk of gas and dust surrounding the young star Elias 2-27. While similar features have been observed on the surfaces of ... read more
Sep. 28, 2016 ESA's Rosetta spacecraft arrived at Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on 6 August 2014, following a ten-year journey through the Solar System after its launch on 2 March 2004. ... read more
Sep. 26, 2016 To determine how the universe's heavy elements -- gold, silver and many others -- came about, a team of international researchers is studying both the largest and smallest things known to us -- stars ... read more
Sep. 27, 2016 Besides providing substantive information about the atmospheres of other planets, cosmic dust particles can impact radio communications, climate and even serve as fertilizer ... read more
Sep. 26, 2016 Astronomers have imaged what may be water vapor plumes erupting off the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa. This finding bolsters other Hubble observations suggesting the icy ... read more
Sep. 26, 2016 A layer of iron and other elements deep underground is the evidence scientists have long been seeking to support the hypothesis that the moon was formed by a planetary object ... read more
Mar. 11, 2016 NASA successfully tested the first deep space RS-25 rocket engine for 500 seconds March 10, clearing a major milestone toward the next great era of space exploration. The next time rocket engine No. ... read more
Oct. 2, 2012 The largest and most powerful solid rocket booster ever built for flight is being assembled for NASA's Space Launch System at ATK Space Systems in Brigham City, Utah, incorporating new ... read more
June 25, 2012 The United States' space exploration program is taking a critical step forward with a successful major technical review of the core stage of the Space Launch System (SLS), the rocket that will ... read more