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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.

NASA Completes First Test Firing of SLS Core Stage Engine (Updated)

Jason Davis • January 09, 2015

NASA completed a 500-second test firing of the RS-25 engine, which will power the core stage of the Space Launch System.

How NASA Plans to Land Humans on Mars

Jason Davis • November 20, 2014 • 2

On the surface, NASA's humans to Mars plans seem vague and disjointed. But that's because the agency is playing the long game. Right now, it may be the only game they can play.

NASA’s Big Rocket a Step Closer to Reality

Jason Davis and Casey Dreier • August 28, 2014 • 9

NASA's Space Launch System passed a critical milestone yesterday, but buried within the announcement was news that the first launch could slip by nearly a year.

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