Year in Review 2020: Humans into Deep Space (Part 2)

As @NASA selects #ArtemisTeam for @NASA_SLS missions beyond low-Earth orbit, the @Space_Station entered a new era of utilization in 2020 with the arrival of Commercial Crew. […]

Mostly Your Knees: Remembering STS-9, OTD in 1983

OTD in 1983, Columbia launched Spacelab-1, a precursor for today’s @Space_Station. And STS-9 CDR John Young’s knees were knocking all the way uphill. […]

Northrop Grumman Donates Flight-Proven SRBs to Endeavour Exhibit at CSC

@NorthropGrumman is donating a pair of flight-worthy Solid Rocket Boosters to the #Endeavour exhibit at @casciencecenter. […]

Watch NASA, Northrop Grumman Test Fire SLS Booster Wednesday

@NorthropGrumman & @NASA are primed for the #FSB1 booster test for @NASA_SLS at 2:40 p.m. EDT Wednesday. […]

NASA Evaluates New SLS Booster Materials in Critical Test

@NASA completes a significant sub-scale test of solvent & nozzle materials for the @NorthropGrumman Solid Rocket Booster (SRB). Two of these boosters will power @NASA_SLS off the pad in late 2021. […]

NASA Wraps Up Third SLS Core Stage Green Run Test, Eyes Test Fire This Fall

The SLS core stage is installed into the B-2 Test Stand at NASA’s John Stennis Space Center in Bay St. Louis, Miss., in January 2020. Photo Credit: NASA

NASA engineers are approaching the midpoint of “Green Run” testing as the Space Launch System (SLS) core stage inches ever closer to a planned full-mission-duration static-firing […]

NASA Awards Contracts to Northrop Grumman for Additional SLS Boosters

When fully operational, the Space Launch System (SLS) promises to be the world’s most powerful rocket and the only booster capable of sending a human-rated craft to the Moon by 2024. Image Credit: NASA

Only days after the arrival of the ten Solid Rocket Booster (SRB) segments for Artemis-1, NASA has awarded a $49.5 […]

Boosters for First SLS Artemis Moon Rocket Arrive at KSC

With its pair of solid rocket boosters providing around 75 percent of the liftoff thrust, NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) promises to be the world’s most powerful rocket and the only booster capable of sending a human-rated spacecraft to the Moon by 2024. The massive boosters, pictured here undergoing a test fire, will push […]

'Major Malfunction': Remembering the Sacrifice of the Challenger Seven

Flocks of terrified birds fly away in the face of Challenger’s roaring ascent from Pad 39B at 11:38 a.m. EST on 28 January 1986. Photo Credit: NASA

On this day in 1986, the sight of shuttle Challenger exploding in the skies above Cape Canaveral painted an indelible mark on the public psyche and […]

'Go at Throttle Up': Remembering the Sacrifice of the Challenger Seven (Part 2)

Flocks of terrified birds fly away in the face of Challenger’s roaring ascent from Pad 39B at 11:38 a.m. EST on 28 January 1986. Photo Credit: NASA, via Joachim Becker/SpaceFacts.de

Thirty-one winters have now passed since the frightful morning of Tuesday, 28 January 1986, when Space Shuttle Challenger roared into the crystal-blue Florida […]