NASA Certifies Orion for Flight to the Moon on Artemis-1 Next Year

Technicians at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida work on the Artemis I Orion spacecraft, attaching its adapter (SA) cone on Aug. 20, 2020. It’s one of the final major hardware operations Orion will undergo during closeout processing before being hoisted atop the SLS rocket for the first Artemis mission in late 2021. Photo: […]

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 […]

First Vulcan to Launch America's Return to the Moon with 'Peregrine' Lander in 2021

Astrobotic has selected United Launch Alliance’s (ULA) Vulcan Centaur rocket to launch its Peregrine lunar lander to the Moon in 2021, on the rocket’s maiden flight. Astrobotic was selected by NASA’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) program to deliver up to 14 NASA payloads to the Moon. Images: ULA / Astrobotic

The United Launch […]