11.01.12 - NASA is exploring options for larger payload fairings to enhance the cargo carrying capabilities of its Space Launch System (SLS) heavy-lift rocket.› Photo
10.25.12 - Work is nearing completion for a "pathfinder" version of the adapter design for test flights of the Orion spacecraft and NASA's Space Launch System.› View video
10.24.12 - One of the lowest mass supermassive black holes ever seen in the middle of a galaxy has been identified, thanks to Chandra and other observatories.
10.17.12 - A newly enhanced RS-25 engine will help America's next heavy-lift rocket launch humans beyond low Earth orbit.› Video | › Photo
10.1.12 - At Stennis Space Center, two J-2X engines and a power pack create a powerful partnership for the Space Launch System.
The 2012 Orionid meteor shower peaked on the night of Oct. 20-21. NASA astronomers hosted an "Up All Night" Web chat.
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10.10.12 - Chandra captures stunning views of four planetary nebulas from its first systematic survey of such objects in the solar neighborhood.
10.02.12 - The largest, most powerful solid rocket booster ever built for flight is being assembled for NASA's Space Launch System by ATK Space Systems.› Video | › Photos
09.27.12 - Testing of the James Webb Space Telescope's Center of Curvature Optical Assembly, or COCOA, recently was completed at Marshall Space Flight Center.
09.25.12 - NASA has named Patrick Scheuermann director of the Marshall Center. Scheuermann was director of Stennis Space Center from 2010-2012.
09.24.12 - Chandra finds evidence that the Milky Way Galaxy is embedded in an enormous halo of hot gas that extends for hundreds of thousands of light years.› Photo
12.05.12 - If you've ever wondered what it takes to test-fire a rocket engine, now is your chance. Make plans to join NASA experts on Dec. 5 for a Twitter chat.
09.12.12 - This week marks one year of progress since the formation of the Space Launch System (SLS), the nation's next step in human exploration efforts.› Photos | › Video
09.11.12 - New Chandra analysis of Kepler's supernova remnant explosion suggests that it might have been more powerful and farther than previously thought.
09.05.12 - The "Mighty Eagle" robotic prototype lander flew to an altitude of 100 feet and descended to a landing during a free flight Sept. 5.› Photo 1 | › Photo 2
08.31.12 - If you like rock stars -- of the roving, robotic variety -- here's your chance to see a NASA-sized competition that’s all about them.
08.30.12 - Chandra spies a bright superbubble in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small satellite galaxy of the Milky Way about 160,000 light years from Earth.
08.23.12 - Engineers are using wind tunnel testing at the Marshall Center and Langley Research Center to enhance the development of NASA's Space Launch System.› Photos | › Video
08.15.12 - Astronomers have found an extraordinary galaxy cluster, one of the largest objects in the universe, that is breaking several important cosmic records.› Chandra Media Telecon Graphics →
08.13.12 - The "Mighty Eagle," a NASA robotic prototype lander, is soaring high again for a series of tests being conducted at the Marshall Center.› Photo | › Video