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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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Meet the Rocket

July 30th, 2014

The first flight test of the SLS will feature a configuration for a 70-metric-ton (77-ton) lift capacity and carry an uncrewed Orion spacecraft beyond low-Earth orbit to test the performance of the integrated system. As the SLS evolves, it will provide an unprecedented lift capability of 130 metric tons (143 tons) to enable missions even […]

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The Next Giant Leap

July 30th, 2014

Space Launch System, or SLS, begins a bolder mission for NASA and the world — a new era of exploration unlike anything we’re done before.

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A Bolder Mission

July 29th, 2014

NASA’s Space Launch System begins a bolder mission with a new era of exploration unlike anything we’ve done before.

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America’s Next Spaceship

July 29th, 2014

Orion spent years in a high-flying theoretical orbit, and has so far survived the turbulence of reentry into fiscal realities and shifting political desires

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Inside the Rocket Engine Powering the Future of Space Exploration

July 29th, 2014

There’s a big misconception these days that NASA isn’t doing anything but sending astronauts up to the International Space Station on Russian Soyuz spacecraft. That’s far from the truth. There are a handful of amazing planetary missions underway, and on the manned side of things the agency is pressing forward with its Space Launch System, the next heavy lift rocket that will be able to send men and machines beyond Earth orbit to the giant planets of our Solar System.

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Economy and Exploration Leadership Forum

July 25th, 2014

Join fellow economists, mathematicians, scholars, government officials and business leaders in Chicago, IL for this important policy and networking event. What implications would a U.S. Mars landing have on our economy and our leadership position in the global market?

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Afterburner w/Bill Whittle– Apogee: America Needs Another Great Challenge

July 24th, 2014

Bill Whittle reminds us that it’s been 45 years since man walked on the moon for the first time, and asks the question, “Have we been challenged since?” He states, “We tamed a continent, we conquered the skies, and we did fly to the moon–don’t let us, as a people, only have political discussion as […]

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NASA Begins Engine Test Project for Space Launch System Rocket

July 23rd, 2014

Engineers have taken a crucial step in preparing to test parts of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket that will send humans to new destinations in the solar system. They installed an RS-25 engine on the A-1 Test Stand at the agency’s Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.

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