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Weld by weld, NASA is getting closer to having the biggest rocket once again

Weld by weld, NASA is getting closer to having the biggest rocket once again With the Space Launch System (SLS), slowly coming together by pieces, it hopes to change that.The Space Launch System is a so-called super heavy-lift rocket, which puts it a category ahead of SpaceX’s venerable Falcon Heavy, and which also makes it the most powerful rocket every created.

Watch NASA fire the largest solid rocket booster in the world

Watch NASA fire the largest solid rocket booster in the world One of NASA’s main focuses right now is the development of the Space Launch System (SLS).It’s a super heavy-lift launch vehicle class of rocket, intended to take both cargo and crew into space.

Eye candy from space: The most beautiful panoramas and photos of the universe around us

Eye candy from space: The most beautiful panoramas and photos of the universe around us All that activity is eating the columns away from within, while it’s being burned away by other stars in its neighborhood.In this composite image, different colors correspond to the glow of different elements: oxygen in blue, hydrogen and nitrogen in green, and sulfur in red.

Powerful New Orleans tornado damages NASA's Michoud rocket factory

Powerful New Orleans tornado damages NASA's Michoud rocket factory A large tornado ripped through New Orleans and the surrounding area Tuesday, leaving a swath of devastation in its wake and damaging NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in the city.It's unclear how much damage the facility, which is helping to manufacture NASA's next mega-rocket, sustained.

NASA successfully tests parachutes on Orion spacecraft

NASA successfully tests parachutes on Orion spacecraft It’s working on the powerful Space Launch System and associated Orion crew capsule for long-range space missions.The agency recently conducted a parachute test on the Orion capsule, and it went off without a hitch.

Lockheed wants to launch manned Mars Base Camp mission by 2028

Lockheed wants to launch manned Mars Base Camp mission by 2028 The hypothetical project would be based on Lockheed’s Mars Base Camp design, which is capable of a three-year round-trip journey to Mars.The Mars Base Camp would not look like your typical spacecraft with its symmetrical appearance.

This week in space: Enceladus entices, SpaceX succeeds, and Mars is a bad vacation spot right now

This week in space: Enceladus entices, SpaceX succeeds, and Mars is a bad vacation spot right now DSCOVR, the jointly NASA- and NOAA-operated climate satellite, was launched by a SpaceX rocket in 2015.In other rocket news, SpaceX managed to launch their rocket, after a two-day delay because of high winds.

These images show the spectacular results of a star being born

These images show the spectacular results of a star being born A powerful telescope has captured the rainbow-colored remains of an ancient star birth.This story began around 100,000 years ago, when two adolescent protostars (very young stars) grew increasingly angsty about being stuck in their stellar nursery.

Astronomers spot a massive explosion from the collision of two stars

Astronomers spot a massive explosion from the collision of two stars The Orion Molecular Cloud Complex is a group of nebulae and stellar nurseries positioned some 1,500 light years away from Earth.It says the collision took place 500 years ago, but it takes light from OMC-1 1,500 years to reach us.

NASA Drops Decades of Archival Flight Research Footage on YouTube

NASA Drops Decades of Archival Flight Research Footage on YouTube Flying out of what would become Edwards AFB in California, Yeager became the first person to engage in supersonic flight.Now, a few decades later and with little prelude, NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California has been uploading hundreds of videos from decades of bleeding-edge aeronautics research onto YouTube.

Elon Musk unveils the first SpaceX space suit

Elon Musk unveils the first SpaceX space suit Importantly, this is not a mockup of what a real space suit would look like.This suit is not designed for spacewalks like the iconic NASA suit you probably think of when someone says “space suit.