SLS Core Stage Completes Sixth Green Run Test, Eyes Early Nov Test-Fire

@NASA_SLS has completed its 6th of 8 #GreenRun tests of the Artemis-1 core stage. Mark your calendars for Hot Fire Test in early Nov. […]

Green Run Test 6 Set to Begin Next Week, As Stennis Aims for Early November Hot Fire

@NASAStennis teams are ready to begin the first of three “operational” Green Run tests next week, leading to the long-awaited Hot Fire of @NASA_SLS #Artemis core stage in early Nov. […]

NASA Discusses Exploration, Inspiration and Funding for 2024 Moon Landing and Beyond

@NASA talks exploration & inspiration ahead of Lunar South Pole landing by #Artemis astronauts in 2024, amid lingering worries about HLS funding. […]

FSB-1 Test Fire Completed for Future SLS Artemis Deep-Space Missions

@NASA_SLS & @NorthropGrumman have successfully fired the #FSB1 test motor, ahead of #Artemis1 […]

Critical Artemis-1 SLS Component Arrives in Florida

Another critical component for NASA’s SLS heavylift rocket arrived in Florida on Wednesday, for launch on the Artemis-1 mission late next year. […]

Aerojet Rocketdyne Completes Propulsion Hardware for Artemis-2 Crewed Lunar Mission

@AerojetRdyne has completed its rocket engines & motors that will propel Artemis-2 & humans back to the Moon. […]

NASA Completes Orion Heat Shield Milestone for Crewed Artemis-2 Mission

Engineers work to complete Avcoat block bonding on the heat shield for the Artemis-2 mission, the first flight with humans to lunar distance since Apollo 17. Photo Credit: NASA

NASA has completed a significant milestone ahead of the Artemis-2 mission as it prepares to send the first humans around the Moon since Apollo 17 […]

Voyager 2 to Enter 11-Month 'Quiet Mode' During Deep Space Network Upgrades

The 70-meter-wide (230-feet-wide) radio antenna at the Deep Space Network’s Canberra site in Australia. It is the only antenna that that communicate with Voyager 2 from the southern hemisphere, and will be undergoing crucial upgrades for 11 months beginning in March. Photo Credit: NASA/Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex

With so many space missions currently exploring […]

First Engine Installed on SLS as NASA Orders More Rockets, Conducts Pathfinder Ops at KSC

Engineers at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans have structurally mated the first of four RS-25 engines to the core stage for NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket that will help power the first Artemis mission to the Moon. Photo Credit: NASA/Jude Guidry

NASA is full steam ahead with the Space Launch System, as years […]

Artemis Updates

Integrated Lunar Lander at Shackleton Crater. Image: NASA

We are returning to the Moon by 2024, declared Vice-President Mike Pence in a March 26th announcement and the program, NASA Administrator Bridenstine announced on May 13th will be called Project Artemis.

But, unlike previous efforts to return to the Moon that required years of development […]