Artemis I: NASA to test rocket on Wednesday

After two scrubs and a series of technical issues, NASA is preparing for another test of the Artemis I Space Launch System on Wednesday. How that test goes will determine the launch schedule.

NASA's mega moon rocket rolls launchpad

Since the fall, the Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft have been stacked inside the Vehicle Assembly Building, awaiting the Artemis-1 mission launch. For the first time, the Artemis-1 vehicle made the 4-mile journey from the Vehicle Assembly Building to launchpad 39B.

Space junk on collision course with the moon

The moon is about to get walloped by 3 tons of space junk, a punch that will carve out a crater that could fit several semitractor-trailers. The leftover rocket will smash into the far side of the moon at 5,800 mph (9,300 kph) on Friday, away from telescopes’ prying eyes. It may take weeks, even months, to confirm the impact through satellite images.

Space Station to retire in 2031, NASA says

NASA says it plans to extend operations of the International Space Station until 2030 after which it plans to retire the station and crash it into a remote region of the Pacific Ocean commonly known as Point Nemo.

Asteroid passes by Earth

Astronomers tracked a large and "potentially hazardous" asteroid as it made a relatively close pass by the Earth on Tuesday.

Volusia County native training to become astronaut

NASA on Monday announced the 10 new astronauts, half of them military pilots, as it looks ahead to the moon and Mars. Luke Delaney, 42, who grew up in Volusia County, holds degrees in mechanical and aerospace engineering and was a distinguished naval aviator.

New astronaut grew up in Central Florida

For the first time in four years, NASA is training a new class of astronauts and one of them grew up in Central Florida . Luke Delaney, 42, from DeBary, is a retired Marine Corps major and most recently served as a research pilot for NASA. Delaney says he was surprised to hear that he was accepted as a candidate and explained that he had to first ask his wife before he made the decision.

NASA's DART mission could help make our planet safer

NASA and several partners are exploring how to prevent an asteroid from slamming into the earth. The Double Asteroid Redirection Test, known as DART, will travel for nearly a year to reach the asteroid and attempt to knock it off course.