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First SLS flight engine test goes the distance in Mississippi

Jason Davis • March 10, 2016 • 1

A rocket engine that once blasted space shuttles into orbit was test-fired today in Mississippi, in preparation for its upcoming duty launching an astronaut crew to the moon.

Veteran space shuttle engine to be test-fired for SLS in Mississippi

Jason Davis • March 09, 2016

An veteran engine from the space shuttle program will be test-fired tomorrow at NASA's Stennis Space Center in Mississippi, kicking off the next round of Space Launch System flight preparations.

SLS Mockup Finds Path through Southern U.S.

Jason Davis • February 17, 2016

The SLS core stage pathfinder is a 65-meter-long, full-size mockup of the actual rocket's main section. Just like SLS, building, assembling and utilizing the pathfinder involves multiple contractors and NASA centers around the southern U.S.

New Budget Bolsters NASA's Journey to Mars Plans

Jason Davis • January 08, 2016 • 16

The recently passed omnibus spending bill directs NASA to work on a new upper stage for the Space Launch System, and begin development on deep space habitat modules.

At NASA's Johnson Space Center, Preparing for the Future of Human Spaceflight

Jason Davis • November 18, 2015 • 1

As NASA kicks off a multi-decadal effort to send humans to Mars, the agency's traditional human spaceflight centers have had to adapt to new challenges—often more programmatic than technical.

In Pictures: Orion, SLS Hardware on the Move

Jason Davis • November 06, 2015

November is shaping up to be a busy month for Orion and Space Launch System hardware. A human-rated flight engine is in the test stand at Stennis Space Center, and a version of Orion's service module is getting ready to cross the Atlantic.

SLS Sheds White Paint, Completes Critical Design Review

Jason Davis • October 22, 2015 • 7

NASA's Space Launch System officially shed the core stage's white paint job in favor of the vehicle's natural, orange-colored insulation.

NASA's Journey to Mars Report: A Plan to Form a Strategy for a Concept

Jason Davis • October 12, 2015 • 6

NASA released a much-anticipated strategy document outlining the agency's next steps for getting humans to Mars, but the report lacks details. What should we make of it?

No Major Problems with SLS Design, NASA Managers Say

Jason Davis • August 19, 2015 • 3

A key review of NASA’s Space Launch System did not uncover any major problems with the rocket's design, officials said at Stennis Space Center near Gulfport, Mississippi.

SLS Engine Roars through Flight Test in Mississippi

Jason Davis • August 13, 2015 • 6

NASA completed the sixth and next-to-last test firing of its RS-25 engine Thursday in Mississippi. Four RS-25 engines power the Space Launch System core stage.

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