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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.

Video: NASA Prepares for Sixth SLS Engine Test

Jason Davis • August 12, 2015

The Planetary Society will be at NASA's Stennis Space Center this Thursday for the sixth test firing of the RS-25 engine, which powers the Space Launch System.

Report Finds SLS Cost and Schedule Estimates Tight, but on Track

Jason Davis • July 17, 2015 • 7

The GAO says NASA is generally doing a good job with cost and schedule estimates for SLS, its new heavy lift rocket. But NASA is also running short on schedule margin as it works to have SLS ready for flight by November 2018.

Preparing America’s Spaceport for NASA’s New Rocket

Jason Davis • June 22, 2015 • 1

At Kennedy Space Center, NASA's ground systems program prepares for the first flight of the Space Launch System in 2018.

Report: NASA May Be Hard-Pressed to Launch SLS by November 2018

Jason Davis • March 20, 2015 • 3

A report released by NASA’s Office of Inspector General warns that the agency may be hard-pressed to have its Kennedy Space Center launch facilities ready by November 2018.

NASA and Orbital ATK Complete SLS Booster Test (Updated)

Jason Davis • March 11, 2015 • 1

A blast of fire and smoke lit up the hills of Promontory, Utah this morning as NASA and Orbital ATK completed a test firing of a Space Launch System solid rocket booster.

Interview with an SLS Engineer: How Booster Test May Help Drive Golden Spike for Interplanetary Railroad

Jason Davis • March 10, 2015

With NASA and Orbital ATK preparing for an important test tomorrow in Utah, an SLS engineer describes the inner workings of the vehicle's new solid rocket boosters.

NASA Budget Lists Timelines, Costs and Risks for First SLS Flight

Jason Davis • February 03, 2015 • 2

NASA will set the Space Launch System's inaugural flight date at the end of this year, according to the agency's 2016 budget request, which was released on Monday.

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