Month: March 2021
Live coverage: Soyuz launches with 38 satellites
Biden to nominate former Sen. Bill Nelson as NASA administrator
Soyuz crew relocates spacecraft to new space station parking spot
NASA’s moon rocket scores an ‘A+‘ on critical engine test
The core piece of NASA’s first huge Space Launch System heavy-lift rocket designed to carry astronauts back to the moon fired its main engines more than eight minutes Thursday in southern Mississippi, acing a crucial test before the it ships to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to prepare for liftoff.
Soyuz rocket with special paint scheme rolls out to Baikonur launch pad
Live coverage: NASA completes eight-minute Space Launch System hot fire test
NASA fired up four hydrogen-fueled main engines on the core stage of the first Space Launch System heavy-lift rocket Thursday in on a test stand in Mississippi, a redo of a crucial hot fire test that was cut short in January by technical issues. The engines burned more than eight minutes in an apparently successful test.