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2015-01-22 16:20:55

NASA's Space Launch System Booster Test Scheduled for March PROMONTORY, Utah, Jan.

Space Launch System
2014-08-10 02:00:17

As progress continues on NASA's new rocket, the Space Launch System, the solid rocket boosters team successfully completed its critical design review Aug. 6. This is an important milestone for the program, as it verifies the boosters are ready to move forward with qualification testing.

2014-01-28 16:20:37

The first round of acoustic tests on a scale model of NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) is underway. The tests will allow engineers to verify the design of the sound suppression system being developed for the agency's new deep space rocket.

2013-02-15 08:11:01

NASA has selected Aerojet of Sacramento, Calif., for a $23.3 million contract to develop engineering demonstrations and risk reduction concepts for future advanced boosters for the agency's Space Launch System (SLS).

Remembering The Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster: 27 Years Ago Today
2013-01-28 11:23:15

On January 28, 1986, SS Challenger broke apart 73 seconds into its flight, killing NASA astronauts Greg Jarvis, Ronald McNair, Ellison Onizuka, Judith Resnik, Michael J. Smith and Dick Scobee, along with school teacher Christa McAuliffe.

2012-10-02 08:41:03

NASA has awarded three contracts totaling $137.3 million to improve the affordability, reliability and performance of an advanced booster for the Space Launch System (SLS).

Space Launch System Advanced Booster Proposals Selected By NASA
2012-07-15 07:32:54

NASA reports that it has selected six proposals to improve the cost, dependability and performance of an advanced booster for the Space Launch System, a heavy-lift rocket that will provide an entirely new capability for human exploration beyond low Earth orbit.


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2012-03-10 09:17:29

Challenger launched from Kennedy Space Center on January 28, 1986 at 11:38 AM EST and blew up 1 minute and 13 seconds later as a result of launch malfunctions. The shuttle was lost with all seven crew members. The Challenger disaster shook the confidence of the entire nation. As a personal note, this writer was in Mrs. Cook’s sixth grade class in Abilene, Texas. I was already an avid fan of the space program at that time. Most of us were. The class was watching this particular launch...

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