NASA unveils core stage of moon rocket

NASA has unveiled the core stage of its new Space Launch System (SLS) rocket at the Michoud Assembly Facility in Louisiana. The SLS will be used for planned Artemis missions to the moon and will ultimately transport the first woman to the lunar surface, Jasmin Moghbeli.

Unique launch this week at Cape Canaveral

NASA’s Ionospheric Connection Explorer ( ICON) satellite is scheduled to launch Wednesday, Oct. 9, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. ICON will be air-launched from a Northrop Grumman Pegasus XL rocket, carried by the company’s L-1011 aircraft, Stargazer.