‘Zero hour’ for NASA Artemis 1 moon mission launch on Aug. 29

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — It’s make or break time for NASA’s new moon rocket. With 8.8 million pounds of thrust, the missile — called the Space Launch System (SLS) — is designed to be mightier than NASA’s mighty Saturn V. Its Orion space capsule outsizes its Apollo ancestor by one-third. Yet neither spacecraft has passed … Read more

Watch 4 rocket launches in free webcasts Thursday Aug. 4

Rocket fans, rejoice! If you’re a fan of spaceflight, then Thursday (Aug. 4) will be a banner day with no less than four different rockets launching missions off planet Earth. Rockets built by Rocket Lab, the United Launch Alliance, Blue Origin and SpaceX will launch into space today (if all goes well). The China National … Read more

NASA tentatively targeting Aug. 29 for maiden flight of SLS moon rocket – Spaceflight Now

STORY WRITTEN FOR CBS NEWS & USED WITH PERMISSION NASA’s first Space Launch System moon rocket inside High Bay 3 of the Vehicle Assembly Building. Credit: NASA/Frank Michaux NASA is tentatively targeting Aug. 29 for the long-awaited maiden flight of the agency’s huge Space Launch System moon rocket, officials said Wednesday. But they cautioned major … Read more