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NASA’s SLS rocket is finally taking shape, well behind schedule

September 20th, 2019

NASA fully intends to send humans back to the Moon sooner rather than later. Despite funding woes, the agency is still doing its best to hold true to a 2024 deadline set forth by the Trump administration, and things are slowly beginning to come together. In a new blog post, NASA celebrates a significant milestone …

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NASA decides not to skip key SLS test after all

July 28th, 2019

NASA really, really wants its own rocket. The agency has been shoveling money into a number of programs — including agreements with SpaceX and Boeing to produce crew capsules for manned missions — but above all else it would love for its pricey rocket, the Space Launch System, to reach the finish line. With delays …

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NASA quietly pushes back its SLS launch estimates to 2021

July 18th, 2019

NASA really, really wants to send astronauts to the Moon and eventually other planets, but it currently doesn’t have a rocket capable of such feats. The Space Launch System (SLS) is NASA’s solution, but the development of the rocket has taken far longer — and cost far more — than the agency ever planned. NASA’s …

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NASA’s deep space launch system is ‘coming together’

March 11th, 2019

Anyone who dreams of seeing humans travel to Mars will be happy to hear that NASA just offered a detailed update on the progress of the vehicle that could get us there. The Space Launch System rocket and Orion crew capsule are both “coming together,” according to NASA. NASA offered a rough timeline of when …