NASA's RS-25 rocket engine powered the space shuttles and four of them will be used to power the core stage of NASA's new Space Launch System (SLS), the launch vehicle that will bring humans to deep space missions like landing on asteroids and Mars. This two minute time lapse video shows how NASA assembles it.
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It may be hard to believe, but it's already been a full two years since the Space Shuttle Program completed its final mission and put its magnificent fleet of ships into retirement. The last of these to settle into its final resting place was Endeavour, and professional launch photographer Scott Andrews caught it all in this fantastic stop-action video for Time.
The Dragon has completed its historic journey to the International Space Station. The first private spaceship to ever dock with the station has returned home. Here is how it happened.
Seriously, if you purchase this converted DC-3 from eBay for $US150,000, slap on some new lettering, maybe put a speaker on the roof that makes shuttle sounds when you leave a red light, and sell deliciously filled thin pancakes out of the back. People will be fighting to give you their money.
This is a very neat graphic: all modern American rockets and spaceships compared, from XCOR's Lynx — a two-seat space transport vehicle — to NASA's next-generation Space Launch System. And, of course, the classic Saturn V added for good measure.