Space Feature Stories

Fresh ideas from the factory floor

October 10, 2019

Innovation is built into the Space Launch System from the ground up, as technicians and engineers work together to improve the rocket by incorporating ideas from the shop floor into future design and build plans, making each rocket core stage come together faster, and more efficiently.

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Patches Revealed

September 12, 2019

Boeing reveals the design of its mission patches for Starliner’s upcoming Orbital Flight Test, Pad Abort Test and Crew Flight Test.

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Testing the Limits

August 27, 2019

Space Launch System liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen tanks undergo testing at Marshall Space Flight Center to ensure the rocket can withstand launch and ascent.

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More than a Rocket

August 08, 2019

As Boeing prepares for final element join on the first Space Launch System core stage, the second core stage of the advanced launch system is underway, and the design of a powerful Exploration Upper Stage is taking shape.

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Full Throttle for Rocket Production

May 31, 2019

The second of three major joins that make up the Space Launch System core stage is underway in New Orleans, taking America a giant leap closer to launching NASA’s Artemis missions.

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