NASA won't be sending astronauts aboard the first integrated flight of the SLS rocket and the Orion capsule. it was initially considered but was scrapped later on.
Lockheed Martin unveiled its Mars Base Camp concept that is capable of housing six astronauts bound for the Red planet. The base camp will be integrated with the Orion capsules.
NASA will look into the possibility of sending astronauts aboard the first flight of the SLS rocket. Exploration Mission 1 will be the maiden flight of Orion and SLS together.
Tornadoes devastated New Orleans where a NASA facility is also located. The facility is where the agency's most powerful rocket is being manufactured.
NASA scientists are exploring the use of pressure-sensitive paints to help experts identify the pressure points in a rocket during launch.
NASA is preparing for the Space Launch System’s (SLS) big test series. A test version of the rocket’s powerful propulsion system was installed at the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center to begin hardware tests.
NASA is developing the most powerful rocket ever made, the Space Launch System (SLS) but in order to make it work, a reliable and sturdy engine shall be tested first.
Musk found himself a competitor with Boeing, another commercial space flight company, who's CEO recently announced that he plans to beat Musk to Mars. The question now is, whose human-carrying rocket will make it to Mars first?
NASA is concluding a series of successful tests in preparation for the first integrated flight in 2018, which include the Orbital ATK rocket test, the RS-25 engine test, the welding on the liquid hydrogen tank, and most recently, the Orion parachute test.
NASA has completed the welding of one of the first giant fuel tanks that will take its Space Launch System mega rocket to space in 2018.
The new SpaceX Interplanetary Transport System (ITS) is a combination of powerful booster and the capsule that can carry people to Mars. Apparently, ITS is very powerful that it may even be able to travel to the Kuiper Belt on the edge of the Solar System.
During a booster test, NASA captured the slow motion engine burning showing parts of its nozzle plug breaking into pieces.
NASA conducted a development test of the RS-25 rocket engine, which will power the new Space Launch System (SLS) rocket for the agency’s Mars expedition.
NASA tested one of the boosters for the world's most powerful rocket, the Space Launch Systems.