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NASA's SLS rocket faces new setback that could delay astronauts' return to the moon
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NASA's SLS rocket faces new setback that could delay astronauts' return to the moon

Less than a minute into a recent test, the SLS engine experienced a 'major component failure' – a considerable setback in the rocket's developmental timeline.

NASA gears up for final 'green test' of its SLS megarocket the Artemis moon missions
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NASA gears up for final 'green test' of its SLS megarocket the Artemis moon missions

The upcoming Green Run hot fire test will be a key milestone event for NASA’s Artemis missions.

NASA might not be able to keep to the 2024 timeline for Artemis moon mission
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NASA might not be able to keep to the 2024 timeline for Artemis moon mission

An official told Congress that it’s good for NASA to have an aggressive goal, but many things need to come together for it to happen.

NASA’s Artemis mission gameplan involves 37 launches and a base on the Moon
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NASA’s Artemis mission gameplan involves 37 launches and a base on the Moon

NASA is aiming to herald a new era in manned space exploration (a second time) under a tight, 5-year deadline.

Q&A: How does NASA expect to pull off landing first woman, next man on the Moon in 5 years?
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Q&A: How does NASA expect to pull off landing first woman, next man on the Moon in 5 years?

Redditers raised many cool questions about the Artemis mission, which was moved up four years sooner than originally planned for in 2028.

Trump pumps USD 1.6 bn extra into NASA budget to ensure Moon landing by 2024
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Trump pumps USD 1.6 bn extra into NASA budget to ensure Moon landing by 2024

Only 2 other nations have made "soft" landings on the moon — former Soviet Union & China, but those were robots.

NASA's return to the Moon by 2024 involves many headaches, starting with the rocket
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NASA's return to the Moon by 2024 involves many headaches, starting with the rocket

NASA's calendar presently calls for a new spacesuit prototype to be delivered to NASA by 2023 — to test.

NASA to support Donald Trump's 'Space Force' if the two work separately
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NASA to support Donald Trump's 'Space Force' if the two work separately

The administrator also spoke enthusiastically about the much-delayed James Webb Telescope

NASA to upgrade hardware on its low-Earth orbiting Space Launch System rockets
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NASA to upgrade hardware on its low-Earth orbiting Space Launch System rockets

Space Launch System crew and cargo to go on space exploration missions to the Moon, Mars and beyond.

NASA to get $20.7 billion in funding from the government this year; $1.6 billion more than in 2017
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NASA to get $20.7 billion in funding from the government this year; $1.6 billion more than in 2017

A big beneficiary will be the planned rocket to take astronauts into deep space and onto Mars, the Space Launch System (SLS), which will get $2.15 billion.

Donald Trump's NASA budget allows for a manned Moon mission, Mars is also on the table
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Donald Trump's NASA budget allows for a manned Moon mission, Mars is also on the table

NASA administrator Lightfoot said that the Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft are critical elements for moving farther into deep space.

NASA's Space Launch System rocket expected to carry the Orion spacecraft could be delayed till 2020, says new report
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NASA's Space Launch System rocket expected to carry the Orion spacecraft could be delayed till 2020, says new report

The first launch of NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, which will carry the new Orion spacecraft, could be delayed until 2020

Nasa to test AstroRad Radiation Shield designed for manned Mars missions
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Nasa to test AstroRad Radiation Shield designed for manned Mars missions

A vest designed to shield astronauts from deadly solar particles is set for trials on a lunar mission ready for deployment on any manned mission to Mars.

NASA releases High Dynamic Range rocket booster slow-motion video
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NASA releases High Dynamic Range rocket booster slow-motion video

US space agency NASA has added yet another feather in its cap when it released a new video showing rocket motor test in extreme slow-motion using an innovative new camera.

Most powerful rocket by NASA set for journey to Mars
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Most powerful rocket by NASA set for journey to Mars

Inching closer to send world's most powerful rocket to Mars, US space agency NASA on Tuesday successfully fire-tested a booster for the Space Launch System (SLS) at Orbital ATK's test facilities in Promontory, Utah.

NASA plans 'gateway spacecraft' for Mars mission
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NASA plans 'gateway spacecraft' for Mars mission

NASA will build a manned base beyond the dark side of the moon as a "gateway spacecraft", to serve as ...