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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Oct. 20, 2016 The sun is constantly changing. Material courses through not only the star itself, but throughout its expansive atmosphere. Understanding the dance of this charged gas is a ... read more
Oct. 21, 2016 NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has identified new markings on the surface of the Red Planet that are believed to be related to ESA's ExoMars Schiaparelli entry, descent ... read more
Oct. 19, 2016 The Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) of ESA's ExoMars 2016 has successfully performed the long 139-minute burn required to be captured by Mars and entered an elliptical orbit around ... read more
Oct. 19, 2016 Hydrogen. Atomic number 1. It is the simplest and lightest element on the periodic table, but don't be fooled by its humble appearance. With just a single proton and a single ... read more
Oct. 20, 2016 Researcher pored through more than 10 years of existing Chandra X-ray Observatory data and found stars that repeatedly survive quick, massive surges in space energy. There ... read more
Oct. 19, 2016 After the first direct detection of gravitational waves that was announced last February by the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and made news all over the world, two researchers set out to test whether ... 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