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NASA @ EAA AirVenture

July 21st, 2015

The EAA AirVenture airshow in Oshkosh this week has kicked off and NASA is there! If you’re in the area, swing by the SLS/Orion NASA Prime Team booth in the Innovation Pavilion, and stay tuned for updates from the Journey to Mars panels on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday! The first panel on Wednesday is Surviving Mars – […]

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Today’s Deep Space Extra, Tuesday, July 21, 2015

July 21st, 2015

Today’s Deep Space Extra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe. Apollo 11’s historic moon landing unfolded 46 years ago this week. U.S. Smithsonian Institution raises funds to return the spacesuit worn by Apollo 11’s Neil Armstrong for public display. Russian entrepreneur Yuri Milner revs up search for […]

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Today’s Deep Space Extra, Monday, July 20, 2015

July 20th, 2015

Today’s Deep Space Extra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe.  NASA is meeting difficult cost and schedule challenges to keep development of the Space Launch System exploration rocket on track for its first test flight in 2018. Tests of SLS rocket engines move ahead at NASA’s Stennis […]

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Orbital ATK and NASA Release Initial Findings From SLS Booster QM-1 Test Fire

June 2nd, 2015

The solid rocket booster that will propel NASA’s skyscraper-size Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and its Orion spacecraft on deep space missions in the coming years took a huge step forward in its development on March 11, 2015, unleashing its fury on a barren mountainside at Orbital ATK’s test stand in Promontory, Utah, for the […]

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NASA’s Space Launch System Booster Passes Major Ground Test

March 17th, 2015 QM-1 Test

The largest, most powerful rocket booster ever built successfully fired up Wednesday for a major-milestone ground test in preparation for future missions to help propel NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion spacecraft to deep space destinations, including an asteroid and Mars. The booster fired for two minutes, the same amount of time it […]

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