02.14.12 - NASA is looking for an advanced booster concept with the goal of reducing risk in the areas of affordability, reliability and performance.› Photo
02.07.12 - NASA will host an industry and academia day Feb. 14 at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.› View Presentation (PDF, 4 Mb)
01.25.12 - A new series of tests on the engine that will help carry humans to deep space will begin next week at NASA's Stennis Space Center.› Photo
01.25.12 - A new era of human space exploration is beginning! NASA managers will share details at the next U.S. Space & Rocket Center "Pass the Torch" lecture.› Photo
01.12.12 - The relocation of the RS-25D space shuttle main engine inventory from Kennedy Space Center's Engine Shop in Cape Canaveral, Fla., is underway.› Photo
12.21.11 - The best tech gift for propulsion engineers might be NASA's first new human-rated rocket engine to be developed in 40 years, the J-2X.
12.16.11 - On Dec. 15, more than 120 aerospace industry leaders attended the Space Launch System's Advanced Booster Industry Day at the Marshall Center.
12.14.11 - NASA has completed the 2011 testing of the J-2X engine, preparing for another active year of testing in 2012.› View Video
12.07.11 - On Dec. 15, NASA's Marshall Center will host an industry day to share info about an upcoming NASA Research Announcement for the SLS advanced booster.
12.06.11 - For engineers working on the J-2X engine program, installation of the upgraded J-2X powerpack may feel like a long-awaited holiday gift.
12.01.11 - On Dec. 1, NASA successfully conducted a key stability test of the J-2X rocket engine.› View Video
The launcher is making the longest trip of its young life to begin a two-week series of structural tests at Launch Pad 39B at Kennedy Space Center.› View Video | › More Photos →
11.09.11 - NASA has conducted a successful 500-second test of the J-2X engine to help develop an upper stage for the heavy-lift Space Launch System.› Watch Video
10.05.11 - On Sept. 29, NASA leaders met with representatives from aerospace industry companies to share Space Launch System acquisition plans.› View Presentation (PDF, 4 Mb)
09.14.11 - NASA is ready to move forward with development of the Space Launch System -- an advanced heavy-lift launch vehicle for human exploration.