After four wet dress rehearsals and continuing work on the Space Launch System, NASA announced the first set of Artemis 1 launch dates. NASA expects Artemis 1 to launch no earlier than August 29th, with September 2nd and 5th as potential launch dates within the same launch window. Artemis 1 is an unmanned mission that... Read more »
Now that the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket is on the launchpad, the final test before launch has begun, the Wet Dress Rehearsal (WDR). The WDR began after 4 pm CT or L-45 hours before the targeted test T-0. The WDR will allow the launch team to practice propellant loading operations, conduct a full launch... Read more »
Last week, NASA unveiled its new mega Moon rocket when it rolled out to the launch pad for testing and a wet dress rehearsal. When the Shuttle program ended, the focus within the agency became the Space Launch System and the Artemis program. Since 2011 the Vehicle Assembly Building, Mobile Launcher Tower, Crawler-Transporter-2, and launchpad... Read more »
NASA’s new rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS), made its way to Launch Pad 39B last Thursday evening for final testing before launching the Artemis I mission to the Moon. The journey began at the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB), where the SLS rocket was assembled and “stacked” atop the Mobile Launch Platform (MLP). The Crawler... Read more »
NASA’s mission managers announced the agency is ready to rollout its Artemis moon rocket to the launch pad this week. The rocket, officially named, Space Launch System (SLS) will undergo testing and a wet dress rehearsal before to launch later this year. Following completion of a test readiness review, Charlie Blackwell-Thompson, the Artemis launch director... Read more »
Six vehicles visiting the Space Station, a new Moon lander unveiled by Blue Origin, a look at Bennu’s north pole, and a dusty selfie from InSight, these are just some of the incredible space photos captured this week.
Space Center Houston takes you on a journey to Mars with its new interactive exhibit, Mission Mars, complete with a high fidelity Orion capsule used for training, a launch projection and landing on the red planet, all set in a Martian landscape. This newest exhibit was created with the help of NASA in order to... Read more »
NASA invited members of the media to an event at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL to discuss the progress in constructing twin towers, which will be used to stress-test the rocket’s large liquid hydrogen tank.
During his visit to Marshall Space Flight Center, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden spoke with workers and media at an event to discuss the status of the Space Launch System (SLS), and the ongoing efforts to ensure the vehicle’s readiness for its maiden launch in the latter half of 2018 on Exploration Mission 1 (EM-1). Highlighting... Read more »