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NASA’s Orion Crew Capsule May Launch on a Commercial Rocket

Discover Magazine - Thu 14 Mar 19

For years, NASA has been working on their massive Space Launch System (SLS), a next-generation heavy lift rocket that could launch cargo and astronauts beyond low-Earth orbit for the first ...

NASA's Orion crew capsule may launch on a commercial rocket, - Thu 14 Mar 19

NASA chief acknowledges more trouble with SLS rocket - Thu 14 Mar 19

The US space agency NASA on Wednesday cast a shadow on the future of its new heavy-lift rocket, the SLS—acknowledging development delays on a project that is already years behind.

NASA chief acknowledges more trouble with SLS rocket, SpaceDaily - Thu 14 Mar 19

The White House is in such a hurry to get to the moon that NASA is considering sidelining its major rocket to make it happen

The Washington Post - Wed 13 Mar 19

It would mark a radical change from the way NASA had planned to return to the moon and would be a blow to the Space Launch System.

NASA's new rocket won't be ready for moon shot next year - Wed 13 Mar 19

NASA's massive new rocket won't be ready for a moon shot next year, the space agency's top official told Congress on Wednesday.

Inside a guppy, heading for the moon

Cosmos Magazine - Wed 13 Mar 19

NASA locks in behind a permanent lunar presence.

NASA making its Moon mission commercial could signal a paradigm shift for deep-space travel

The Verge - Fri 15 Mar 19

NASA has the opportunity to demonstrate a new way of exploring space — will the space agency take it? Continue reading…

NASA May Launch Orion Crew Module on Commercial Rocket

Extremetech - Fri 15 Mar 19

It might seem like we've been talking about the Space Launch System (SLS) for years, and that's because we have been. NASA began this ambitious project in 2011, eventually settling on Boeing ...

Rocket Report: SLS delays prompt NASA action, Brazil considering launch site

Ars Technica - Fri 15 Mar 19

"I think we as an agency need to stick to our commitment."

What is going on with NASA’s Space Launch System rocket?, Arstechnica - Thu 14 Mar 19

NASA is building the world's biggest rocket, but its debut might have to wait - CNET

CNET Cutting Edge - Thu 14 Mar 19

The new Space Launch System is facing delays, making the likes of SpaceX seem like a better option.

NASA May Use Commercial Rockets For Upcoming Moon Mission

Ubergizmo - Wed 13 Mar 19

NASA caught many by surprise at a Senate hearing today when its administrator Jim Bridenstine suggested that the agency’s upcoming Moon mission might fly on a commercial rocket. ...

NASA's upcoming Moon mission may use commercial rockets

Engadget - Wed 13 Mar 19

Today, in a surprising move at a Senate hearing, NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine proposed that Orion, NASA's upcoming crew vehicle, may fly aboard a commercial rocket. This ...

NASA considers using a commercial rocket for upcoming trip around the Moon

The Verge - Wed 13 Mar 19

NASA is considering using a commercial rocket to launch its Orion crew capsule around the Moon next year, instead of the agency’s future multibillion-dollar Space Launch System ...

NASA to consider use of private rockets for first Orion lunar mission

Arstechnica - Wed 13 Mar 19

"We have amazing capability that exists right now that we can use off the shelf."

NASA's Super-Sized Space Launch System Might Be Doomed

Wired Science Blogs - Thu 14 Mar 19

The space agency's ill-fated SLS was meant to be the biggest rocket in the world. Now the 'rocket to nowhere' may have lost its last reason for being.

Bridenstine addesses SLS and Orion workforce at NASA

SpaceDaily - Sun 17 Mar 19

Washington DC (SPX) Mar 14, 2019 On March 14, 2019, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine sent this message to NASA employees and contractors: Yesterday, I was asked by Congress about the ...

NASA heavy rocket may not get off the ground in time for Lunar mission

SpaceDaily - Sun 17 Mar 19

Washington DC (SPX) Mar 15, 2019 The $12 billion Space Launch System (SLS) super heavy rocket program, under development by Boeing since 2011, was intended to be inaugurated a year ago, with ...