01.30.09 - The development of NASA's next-generation crew launch vehicle, the Ares I rocket, took another step forward Thursday as Alliant Techsystems, or ATK, successfully tested a critical piece.
01.28.09 - On Wednesday, NASA issued a request for proposals for concept definition and requirements analysis support for the Altair lunar lander.
01.22.09 - NASA is a step closer to the first flight test of the rocket that will send humans on their way to the moon as part of the agency's Constellation Program. Rocket hardware critical for the test, known as Ares I-X, was completed this week at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va.
01.15.09 - Reporters are invited to attend a briefing about the NASA Lunar Electric Rover concept vehicle that will be driven down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington as part of the presidential inaugural parade on Jan. 20.
01.14.09 - A technology development engine that may help NASA safely return astronauts to the lunar surface has successfully completed its third round of testing.
01.14.09 - Reporters are invited to see spaceflight hardware at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., before it is airlifted to Florida for an important launch demonstration test later this year.
01.05.09 - On Monday, Jan. 5, NASA issued a request for proposal for the Ares V rocket that will perform heavy lift and cargo functions as part of the next generation of spacecraft that will return humans to the moon.
12.17.08 - NASA to be part of the 56th Inaugural Parade on Jan. 20.
12.16.08 - NASA has released a draft request for proposals, or RFP, to seek industry support for the design of its Altair lunar lander vehicle, part of NASA's Constellation Program.
12.15.08 - NASA will provide propulsion system acceptance testing for the Taurus II space launch vehicle.
12.12.08 - NASA will host a media teleconference Wednesday, Dec. 17, at 4 p.m. EST, to brief reporters about recent developments and ongoing progress in NASA's Constellation Program.
12.04.08 - NASA astronaut Carl Walz is leaving the agency to take a job in the private sector.
11.26.08 - Video updates reporting progress made on NASA's newest family of exploration vehicles -- the Ares I crew launch vehicle and Ares V heavy cargo launch vehicle -- are now featured on iTunes.
11.25.08 - NASA has released a draft request for proposals, or RFP, regarding Phase I of its Ares V launch vehicle.
11.24.08 - NASA has selected Science Applications International Corporation of Houston to provide project management support services at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
11.20.08 - NASA, ATK, Orbital Sciences Corp. and Lockheed Martin representatives will hold a teleconference at 2:30 p.m. MST today, Thursday, Nov. 20, to discuss the results of the first full-scale test fire of the motor for a new launch abort system.
11.19.08 - NASA astronauts on space shuttle Endeavour's STS-126 mission will install an instrument on the International Space Station that can "smell" dangerous chemicals in the air.
11.17.08 - NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida welcomed the arrival Nov. 10 of important hardware for the Ares I-X rocket's upcoming test flight.
11.13.08 - NASA has concluded nearly two weeks of testing equipment and lunar rover concepts on Hawaii's volcanic soil.
11.13.08 - NASA's newest high-performance rocket engine, the J-2X, successfully completed its critical design review Thursday at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.