12.13.12 - Recent engineering advances by NASA and industry partners show important progress toward the next step to launching humans to deep space.› Photos | › Video
12.05.12 - On Dec. 5, a successful 1,286-second J-2X powerpack test brightened the skies over NASA's Stennis Space Center in Mississippi.› View Video
12.05.12 - If you've ever wondered what it takes to test-fire a rocket engine, now is your chance. Make plans to join NASA experts on Dec. 5 for a Twitter chat.
11.28.12 - NASA facilities around the country are developing America's first exploration-class rocket since the Saturn V launched astronauts to the moon.› Photos | › Video
11.27.12 - On Nov. 27, a J-2X power pack assembly burned brightly in a hot fire test to verify gauges that measure turbine strain at speeds up to 30,000 rpm.› Watch Video
11.26.12 - NASA conducts the first circumferential weld of the "pathfinder" adapter design for test flights of the Orion spacecraft and Space Launch System.› Watch Video
11.06.12 - NASA is using selective laser melting to create intricate metal parts for America's next heavy-lift rocket, saving millions in manufacturing costs.› Photos | › Video
11.02.12 - The Michoud workforce begins the next chapter of human spaceflight support as they build Orion composites and core stage of the Space Launch System.› View Presentation Charts (PDF)
11.01.12 - NASA is exploring options for larger payload fairings to enhance the cargo carrying capabilities of its Space Launch System (SLS) heavy-lift rocket.› Photo
10.25.12 - Work is nearing completion for a "pathfinder" version of the adapter design for test flights of the Orion spacecraft and NASA's Space Launch System.› View video
10.23.12 - On Oct. 24, Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, La. will host the SLS Industry Day to brief businesses on partnership opportunities.› View Presentation Charts (PDF)
10.17.12 - A newly enhanced RS-25 engine will help America's next heavy-lift rocket launch humans beyond low Earth orbit.› Video | › Photo
10.1.12 - At Stennis Space Center, two J-2X engines and a power pack create a powerful partnership for the Space Launch System.
10.02.12 - The largest, most powerful solid rocket booster ever built for flight is being assembled for NASA's Space Launch System by ATK Space Systems.› Video | › Photos
10.01.12 - NASA has awarded three contracts to improve affordability, reliability and performance of an advanced booster for the Space Launch System.› Photo
09.21.12 - NASA has selected 26 proposals for advanced development activities for the nation's next heavy lift rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS).
09.12.12 - This week marks one year of progress since the formation of the Space Launch System (SLS), the nation's next step in human exploration efforts.› Photos | › Video
08.23.12 - Engineers are using wind tunnel testing at the Marshall Center and Langley Research Center to enhance the development of NASA's Space Launch System.› Photos | › Video
07.25.12 - NASA's Space Launch System has passed a major NASA review and is ready to move ahead to its preliminary design phase.› Photos
07.24.12 - As Olympic athletes converge on London with dreams of winning gold, NASA is also setting J-2X testing records.› View Video