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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Aug. 24, 2016 Astrophysicists have proposed a clever new way to shed light on the mystery of dark matter, believed to make up most of the universe. The irony is they want to try to pin down the nature of this ... read more
Aug. 24, 2016 Saturn, with its alluring rings and numerous moons, has long fascinated stargazers and scientists. After an initial flyby of Pioneer 11 in 1979, humanity got a second, much ... read more
Aug. 23, 2016 Extensive systems of fossilized riverbeds have been discovered on an ancient region of the Martian surface, supporting the idea that the now cold and dry Red Planet had a warm and wet climate about 4 ... read more
Aug. 19, 2016 Comet ISON, a bright ball of frozen matter from the earliest days of the universe, was inbound from the Oort Cloud at the edge of the solar system and expected to pierce the ... read more
Aug. 19, 2016 The search for habitable, alien worlds needs to make room for a second 'Goldilocks,' according to a researcher. A new study suggests that simply being in the habitable zone isn't sufficient to ... 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