Find out why NASA’s new deep-space rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS) is more than just big and beautiful. For the world’s most powerful rocket, it takes a lot of “guts.” Engineers have built all the giant structures that will be assembled to form the first SLS rocket, and now they are busy installing and outfitting the rocket’s insides with sensors, cables and other equipment. The rocket’s insides including its incredible flight computers and batteries will ensure SLS can do the job of sending the Orion spacecraft out beyond the Moon farther than any human-rated space vehicle as ever ventured. Learn how the SLS core stage components are being outfitted for the first SLS mission, Exploration Mission-1. Find out more at https://www.nasa.gov/exploration/systems/sls/index.html
Highlights from a Sept. 28, 2015, briefing with NASA officials discussing the strongest evidence yet that liquid water flows intermittently on present-day Mars.