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EVERY DAY PEOPLE AROUND THE COUNTRY AND GLOBE
ARE PERFECTING TECHNOLOGIES AND EXPANDING CAPABILITIES
TO MAKE INTERPLANETARY SPACE TRAVEL POSSIBLE.

Below you’ll find news and events related to our deep space mission and the progress that will enable us to get there.

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Futuristic Armor Protects NASA’s New Mars Capsule

August 14th, 2014

NASA is building the world’s most advanced heat shield to keep astronauts cool as they return from Mars, burning through the Earth’s atmosphere at 20,000 mph. Bloomberg looks at the futuristic design that makes that possible.

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SLS Design ‘Looks Strong’ After Review

August 13th, 2014

NASA’s long-cherished goal of -returning to space with a human-rated vehicle capable of supporting a new era of deep-space exploration is closing in on a crucial phase as the agency’s space launch system (SLS) moves from development toward -testing

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Photo Tour of SLS Engine at Stennis

August 6th, 2014

The space shuttle’s hydrogen-fueled rocket engines will soon roar again after receiving upgrades to fly on the Space Launch System, a heavy-lifting mega-rocket NASA hopes will take astronauts on journeys farther than humans have ever traveled.

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SLS Inspires

August 6th, 2014

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education launches the dreams of students. Aerojet Rocketdyne debuted a video that captures just how powerful this inspiration can be for a new generation.

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Oshkosh Update

July 30th, 2014

Crowds at EAA AirVenture @ Oshkosh, Wisconsin learn more about how NASA plans to take us to Mars, with former astronaut Charlie Precourt.

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Did you know?

July 30th, 2014

Did you know that Orion is designed to accommodate 99% of the adult human population?

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Did you know?

July 30th, 2014

Did you know that Orion can sustain a crew of 4 for 21 days!

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