Results tagged “SLS”

First SLS Work Platform Installed at VAB

A view from above in the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, shows a 325-ton crane lifting the first half of the K-level work platforms up for installation in High Bay 3.

For the first time in almost 40 years, a NASA human-rated rocket has completed all steps needed to clear a critical design review (CDR).

Between April and June 2015, NASA's Explorations Systems Development programs continued to make progress developing and building the Space Launch System rocket, Orion spacecraft and the ground systems needed to launch them on deep space missions to new destinations in the solar system.

NASA Conducts RS-25 Engine Test

NASA has completed a 535-second test of its Space Launch System (SLS) RS-25 rocket engine to collect engine performance data.

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.

NASA is continuing to make great strides towards sending humans farther than we have ever gone before. Take a look at the work being done by teams all across the nation on NASA's exploration programs, including the Space Launch System, the Orion Crew Capsule and the Ground Systems Development and Operations Program, as they continue to propel human spaceflight into the next generation.

The SpaceX Dragon cargo capsule was recently detached from the International Space Station for its return to Earth, just over a month after delivering about 5,000 pounds of supplies and experiments to the ISS.

NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden, other NASA officials and representatives from The Boeing Company participated in a September 12 ribbon cutting for the new 170-foot-high Vertical Assembly Center at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans.

The largest spacecraft welding tool in the world, the Vertical Assembly Center officially is open for business at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. The 170-foot-tall, 78-foot-wide giant completes a world-class welding toolkit that will be used to build the core stage of America's next great rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS).

NASA had a press telecon today to discuss progress with the SLS (Space Launch System). NASA was trying to use Jedi mind tricks to try and spin the news - except the media covering the story did not fall for them.

NASA Completes SLS Key Review

NASA officials Wednesday announced they have completed a rigorous review of the Space Launch System (SLS) -- the heavy-lift, exploration class rocket under development to take humans beyond Earth orbit and to Mars -- and approved the program's progression from formulation to development, something no other exploration class vehicle has achieved since the agency built the space shuttle.

NASA has completed a complex series of tests on one of the largest composite cryogenic fuel tanks ever manufactured, bringing the aerospace industry much closer to designing, building, and flying lightweight, composite tanks on rockets.

NASA provides a quick look at what's been going on in the Orion, the Space Launch System and Ground Systems Development and Operations programs in April, May and June of 2014.

NASA engineers recently went on an auricle ride as a scale model of the Space Launch System (SLS), including solid rocket motors, was fired -- giving an "earful" of information about how low- and high-frequency sound waves will affect the rocket on the launch pad.
When completed, SLS will be capable of taking a crew and cargo on deep space missions, including to an asteroid and eventually Mars.

A NASA video quarterly report from the Exploration Systems Development Division.

NASA and Boeing engineers are inspecting and preparing one of the largest composite rocket propellant tanks ever manufactured for testing.

NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden visited Marshall Space Flight Center to see work being done on the avionics and flight software for NASA's Space Launch System rocket.

NASA's Orion, Space Launch System and Ground Systems Development and Operations program are making steady progress toward sending humans farther than they've ever been before.

Before we address today's space policy issues, it must be understood that the core problem with the America's "space program" has been with us since the Apollo program "space race" began in earnest in the early 1960's. As such, we need to look through the lens of history.

This Week at NASA: Astronaut Class in DC

NASA's newest astronaut class was in Washington, DC recently, discussing the future of human exploration and STEM education at the annual White House State of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math address hosted by Presidential Science Advisor John Holdren.

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