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2014-02-05 16:21:20

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Student teams from 26 colleges and universities in 16 states and Puerto Rico will design and launch innovative rockets and payloads as part of the 2013-2014 NASA Student Launch rocketry competition. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The NASA Student Launch will be held May 15-17 at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Tooele County, Utah. There, the student teams will undergo a rigorous launch readiness review...

2014-01-31 16:20:20

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected Teledyne Brown Engineering of Huntsville, Ala., to design and build a key component of the new Space Launch System (SLS) rocket the agency is developing to send humans farther than ever into deep space. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The component is the Launch Vehicle/Stage Adapter (LVSA), which will be used to connect the rocket's 27.5-foot diameter core and 16.4-foot diameter...

NASA's Space Launch System Sound Suppression Testing Ramps Up
2014-01-29 12:23:13

NASA 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. The testing, which began Jan. 16 at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., will focus on how low- and high-frequency sound waves affect the rocket on the launch pad. This testing will provide critical data about how the powerful...

2014-01-28 16:20:37

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The testing, which began Jan. 16 at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., will focus on how low- and high-frequency...

2014-01-16 16:20:54

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Building on the progress of NASA's partnerships with the U.S. commercial space industry to develop new spacecraft and rockets capable of delivering cargo, and soon, astronauts to low Earth orbit, the agency is now looking for opportunities to spur commercial cargo transportation capabilities to the surface of the moon. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) NASA has released an announcement seeking...

NASA Space Launch System Could Make Exploration Of The Outer Solar System Possible
2014-01-15 13:50:08

NASA When it comes to scientific probes exploring the far reaches of our solar system, the rules could be changing. The human spaceflight community joined the space science community Jan. 13-14 at the Outer Planets Assessment Group (OPAG) meeting in Tucson, Ariz. There, scientists heard from the Space Launch System (SLS) Program about the capabilities and progress being made on the rocket, and discussed the potential benefits it also could bring to robotic exploration of the outer solar...

NASA Administrator Bolden Visits Michoud Assembly Facility
2014-01-14 08:43:50

NASA NASA Administrator Charles Bolden Monday visited the agency’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans to see the progress being made on the Space Launch System (SLS), the most powerful rocket ever built that will take American astronauts into deep space, first to an asteroid beyond the Moon and eventually on to Mars. Bolden, who was joined by Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana, toured construction of Michoud's advanced welding facility, the Vertical Assembly Center. There, 27.5-foot...

2014-01-13 16:20:43

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden Monday visited the agency's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans to see the progress being made on the Space Launch System (SLS), the most powerful rocket ever built that will take American astronauts into deep space, first to an asteroid beyond the Moon and eventually on to Mars. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Bolden, who was joined by Sen. David Vitter of...

2014-01-10 20:20:04

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana will visit the agency's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, La., Monday, Jan. 13. They will be updated on construction of the facility that will manufacture the massive core stage of NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) heavy-lift rocket and progress on launching it on its targeted first flight test in 2017. (Logo:...

NASA's SLS Avionics System Sees First Light
2014-01-10 07:25:59

NASA The modern avionics system that will guide the most powerful rocket ever built saw the light -- the "first light," that is. Hardware, software and operating systems for NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) recently were integrated and powered up for an inaugural run -- referred to as "first light." When completed, SLS will be capable of powering humans and potential science payloads to deep space. It has the greatest capacity of any launch system ever built, minimizing cost and risk...


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