The U.S. space agency NASA announced on June 13, 2011, that it is ready to test its new upper stage rocket that will propel the United States past low-Earth orbit and toward the planets of our Solar System.
The design of the new NASA rocket that will take astronauts out beyond low-Earth orbit has been selected by the U.S. agency. It’s a whopper, eventually being the most powerful rocket ever built. NASA calls the entire program the Space Launch System.
The U.S. space agency NASA issued an announcement on June 29, 2010, that it is looking for a heavy-lift rocket to help the United States reach the Moon, asteroids, Mars, and other far-flung destinations in our Solar System. Do you have what it takes to build such a vehicle?
NASA has signed an agreement with Alliant Techsystems (ATK) to develop the Liberty Launch System as part of the NASA’s plans to help commercial (private) companies provide ferry services to and from low-Earth orbit, such as the International Space Station.
The U.S. space agency NASA announced Tuesday, May 24, 2011, that its next-generation space capsule, which will take astronauts beyond low-Earth orbit, will be based on the Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle.
A lot of space stuff is flying over your local sky at the end of May 2011 and the beginning of June 2011, like NASA’s Nanosail-D, the first solar sail to orbit Earth, and the space shuttle Endeavour, as it is docked to the International Space Station.
The Falcon 9 rocket is ready for its maiden test flight on June 4, 2010. The privately funded rocket, built by the U.S. space transport company SpaceX, is a key commercial component in the future of U.S. space exploration and development.
A survey of stars and planets performed by NASA astronomers at the W. M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii has concluded that “Nearly one in four stars similar to the sun may host planets as small as Earth….”