SpaceX picked the Moon as an intermediate destination in the company’s ambitious drive towards crewed exploration of Mars and other targets in the solar system.
NASA test fired a former Space Shuttle Main Engine on Wednesday as testing of the RS-25 engines continues in preparation for their new role of powering the Space Launch System rocket for Beyond Earth Orbit exploration missions.
Astronomers discovered a treasure trove of seven Earth-sized planets in orbit around a single star some 39 Light Years from Earth, NASA announced on Wednesday.
NASA’s faraway Juno spacecraft will remain in a highly elongated orbit around Jupiter for the remainder of its mission as engineers opted against performing a burn of the craft’s rocket engine that is considered too risky after a series of valves within the propulsion system had shown a suspect signature.
NASA is looking into the possibility of putting Astronauts on the first flight of the mighty Space Launch System, the agency’s super heavy-lift rocket that will enable crewed exploration missions Beyond Earth Orbit.
A strong tornado plowed through NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in Louisiana on Tuesday, leaving a trail of damage to buildings and vehicles but luckily causing no severe injuries to 3,500 personnel on site.