NASA's Space Launch System is a heavy-lift launch vehicle capable of powering the Orion spacecraft and cargo beyond low Earth orbit.
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Happening today at 1 p.m. ET: NASA will unveil the Mary W. Jackson Headquarters Building. Acting NASA Administrator Steve Jurczyk will lead the ceremony that officially names the building in honor of the first African American female engineer at NASA >>
The historic NASA insignia nicknamed the "meatball" and ESA logo have been added to the #Artemis I spacecraft adapter jettison fairing panels. When the SLS rocket launches with @NASA_Orion for Artemis I, the panels will protect the service module. MORE >>
NASA is working to send the first woman and the next man to the Moon through @NASAArtemis, and men and women in all 50 states are helping to make that happen by assembling, transporting, building, and testing hardware for the Space Launch System rocket and @NASA_Orion. WATCH >>
I’m taking it all in. This is the first 360º view of my home using Mastcam-Z. This dual, high-definition camera system sits atop my mast and has zoom capability. Inspect tiny details of Jezero Crater with the special interactive viewer at #CountdownToMars
The four RS-25 engines on SLS produce more than 2 million pounds of thrust during launch and flight.
Meet Johnny Heflin, who oversees a team that develops and tests the RS-25 and RL10 engines that will send astronauts to the Moon through @NASAArtemis >>
Green Run Update: During hot fire test checkouts over the weekend, test teams at @NASAStennis found a valve was not working properly on the SLS core stage. While teams identify solutions, @NASA is assessing a new test date for the hot fire test.
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