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

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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Orion Monthly Accomplishments

July 15th, 2014

With less than six months until its first trip to space, NASA’s Orion spacecraft continues taking shape at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Following the completion of the heat shield installation, the NASA/Lockheed Martin team stacked the Orion crew module on top of the service module. Download original article PDF.

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Space Launch System Highlights

July 15th, 2014

A 5-percent scale model, including solid rocket motors, of the SLS is ignited to test how low- and high-frequency sound waves will affect the rocket on the launch pad. The data collected from the tests will be used to help direct and verify the design of the rocket’s sound suppression system. Download original article PDF.

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“All Systems Go” for SLS Rocket Production

July 10th, 2014

Boeing has finalized a contract with NASA to develop the core stage of the Space Launch System (SLS), the most powerful rocket ever built and destined to propel America’s return to human exploration of deep space.

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High School Students Create Winning Design for NASA’s First Flight of Orion

July 8th, 2014

After a year-long competition among high school teams across the country, evaluators from NASA, Lockheed Martin and the National Institute of Aerospace have selected Team ARES, from the Governor’s School for Science and Technology in Hampton, Va., as the winner of the high school portion of the Exploration Design Challenge (EDC). The announcement Friday came […]

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