Technical problems could delay the beginning of regular flights by SpaceX's Crew Dragon (left) and Boeing's CST-100 Starliner until at least late 2018. Credit: SpaceX artist's concept and Boeing
When NASA announced the completion of the Space Launch System's critical design review Oct. 22, it also released an updated illustration of the rocket, with the core stage now orange instead of white. NASA said in a press release that orange is "the natural color of the insulation that will cover those elements," as was the case with the shuttle's external tank. Not explained in the release, those, are the curved gray and orange stripes on the solid rocket boosters. Some think they are intended to evoke memories of the shuttle itself or the logo of original shuttle contractor Rockwell International — or, perhaps, computer game company Atari. Credit: NASA
After much tinkering, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems has at last finished the cryogenic cooler that will keep JWST's Mid-Infrared Instrument at its frosty-cool operating temperature of minus 270 Celsius. Credit: NASA artist's concept
Technical problems could delay the beginning of regular flights by SpaceX's Crew Dragon (left) and Boeing's CST-100 Starliner until at least late 2018. Credit: SpaceX artist's concept and Boeing
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Technical problems could delay the beginning of regular flights by SpaceX's Crew Dragon (left) and Boeing's CST-100 Starliner until at least late 2018. Credit: SpaceX artist's concept and Boeing
An aerial view Pad 0A taken by the Wallops Incident Response Team Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014 -- the day after the failed launch attempt of Orbital ATK's Antares rocket from Wallops Island, Virginia. Photo Credit: NASA/Terry Zaperach
Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work speaks with military dependents during the Military Child Education Coalition National Training Seminar in Washington, June 28, 2016. (DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Brigitte N. Brantley/Released)
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NASA's SACOM contract covers “facility operations and maintenance of institutional and technical facilities, and manufacturing and test support services” at Stennis in Mississippi and Michoud near New Orleans. Credit: NASA
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A Falcon 9 rocket lifting off Feb. 11 on the second of more than a dozen launches planned for 2015. Credit: SpaceX
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