02.11.13 - NASA's progress for a return to deep space missions continues with a new round of tests on the next-generation J-2X rocket engine.› Photos
01.31.31 - NASA has conducted the second Flight Control Test of solid rocket booster avionics, part of the first two test flights of the Space Launch System.
01.24.13 - To help develop the nation's future heavy lift rocket, NASA resurrected the mighty F1 -- the world's most powerful rocket engine ever flown.› Photo | › View Video
01.15.13 - Why resurrect an Apollo-era rocket engine? To mine the secrets of the F-1 engine for an inspiration to create advanced, affordable propulsion systems.› Photos | › Video 1 | › Video 2
01.14.13 - NASA has awarded grants to nine universities for advanced development activities for the nation's next heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System.› Grant Information
12.21.12 - The team designing America's new flagship rocket has completed successfully a major technical review of the vehicle's core stage.› Photos
12.13.12 - NASA has completed the final test-firing of the J-2X powerpack assembly, an important component of America's next heavy-lift rocket.› Photos | › Video
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.