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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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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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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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