The capsule that will carry the astronauts, NASA's new Orion, already has flown on a space demo.
Initiated in 2011 to take the place of the over-budget and behind-schedule Constellation program as a shuttle replacement, the new super rocket SLS is now scheduled to fly its maiden Exploration Mission 1 (EM-1) in late 2018 or early 2019, launching an Orion space capsule on a trajectory that would take it around the moon and back to Earth.
NASA officials said they do not feel compelled to fly the test mission with crew aboard, Bill Gerstenmaier, NASA's head of human space flight, told reporters on a conference call.
The White House has asked the space agency to take around a month to assess how much additional time, money and risk would be added to the SLS' debut flight if a two-member crew is put on board.
During a midday teleconference, NASA officials discussed the feasibility plans of adding a crew to Exploration Mission-1, the first integrated flight of NASA's Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft.
Commenting on the new interest in taking astronauts on board, Bob Walker, space policy adviser to the Trump administration, said an aggressive posture on human space exploration is what the administration is looking at. "At the moment, NASA has no estimate on the additional costs of adding life support, an abort system and other hardware that would be needed for EM-1 to fly with a crew".
However, delays could push those dates back so much that a crew launch might not occur until late in the next presidential term.
After discussions with NASA leadership, Sanders said "the panel has confidence in the approach that NASA is taking for this assessment", and was not pre-judging its outcome. "But in the assessment, we strongly advise that NASA carefully and cautiously weigh the value proposition for flying crew on EM-1".
Developing the the two vehicles costs $3 billion a year, and the rosiest projections suggest annual costs of $2 billion, assuming one launch each year. "If the benefits warrant assumption of additional risk, we expect NASA to clearly and openly articulate their decision process and rationale". NASA has described it as the "most powerful rocket in the world".
Echoing that sentiment was William Hill, a deputy associate administrator: "We will let the identified risk and benefits drive this, as well as the data".
It's not clear if they were racing or if it was a road rage incident, or something else. "We just don't know". About that time, a woman had gotten out of the auto that had pulled up behind Thomas' Honda.
Clooney then concluded his speech on a much lighter note as he paid tribute to Amal , who cheered on her husband from the crowd. Here's to adventure, cute dads-to-be and obsessively keeping track of Amal Clooney's maternity style.
In 2010, only 8 percent of all drug overdose deaths involved heroin, but by 2015, 25 percent involved heroin, the report said. Holly Hedegaard, a coauthor of the report and a medical epidemiologist at the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics.
Spicer said Wednesday to expect "further guidance" later in the day on transgender student bathroom use in public schools. Trump has in the past said that he thinks states should be able to decide their own policies on trans bathroom issues.
Williams was the No. 3 overall selection by Utah in the 2005 NBA Draft, where he immediately found a lot of success with the team. The Jazz are seeking depth at the point guard position to back up George Hill , who has missed 25 games to injuries.
Expect plenty of puzzles, secrets and jump scares when Layers of Fear becomes available to download for free from March 1 to 31. I don't know how the 360 version of Borderlands 2 fares against the PS3 version, but that port was a total pile of garbage.
McDowell was solo fifth past year , his third top-10 at PGA National since 2012, and Casey and Poulter tied for third in 2015. Then Rory had an awesome run of golf and knocked me off the perch". "I've never seen a guy play like that", Berger said.
Ilyasova, a 29-year-old journeyman, began the season with the Oklahoma City Thunder before being traded to the 76ers. Saric is averaging 20.6 points, 7.4 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.2 steals and 2.2 3-pointers in his last five games.
According to reports Williams tried to discard three packets of white powder which were discovered by investigators. The pair spent the night in a cell after being apprehended by officers from the French Anti-Crime Brigade.
The White House Correspondents Association issued a statement earlier this month saying that there will still be a dinner. Several big sponsors of parties throughout the weekend have also announced they will not participate this year.
Nothing is going to be more hilarious than the host welcoming his Cousin Sal and sidekick Guillermo Del Toro at the Oscars. You try to stay loose and lively throughout the broadcast. "It's like a Super Bowl for a comedian", he said.
The former Houston Rocket, Brewer is also 30-years-old, and is shooting just over four points a game on average. Williams had been performing at a high level for the Lakers, scoring a career-high 18.6 PPG off the bench.
The IAS association have protested Sudhir Kumar's arrest and chose to meet Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over the matter. The SIT team has also arrested owner of the printing press from Ahmedabad where question papers were printed.
The Conservatives say this is "the first time since 1878 that a governing party has made a comparable gain in a by-election". At the same time , the pro-EU Liberal Democrats saw modest boosts in both seats, eating into the Labour vote.
The Al-Nusra Front terror group, which renamed itself into itself Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, has claimed responsibility for the attack. Speaking earlier Saturday, Mistura said the Homs attacks were created to "spoil" peace talks.
The logjam in the frontcourt for the 76ers has been widely talked about to this point, and this move addresses that position. Jones looked to be on his way out of New Orleans as soon as the DeMarcus Cousins trade went down over All-Star Weekend.
The improvised explosive device went off as they patrolled on roads near Tadif, a town still controlled by Isis south of the city. According to Ankara, its military now controls a swath of territory 1,925 square kilometers in size, and numbering 230 districts.
But her job, DeVos added , "isn't to win a popularity contest with the media or the education establishment here in Washington". DeVos said she had no experience in applying for or distributing multimillion dollar loans.
They took over the area of Euclid Street and Palais Road, where the fracas occurred, and clogged intersections Wednesday night. Police asked the protesters to disperse, or face arrest. "I said , 'Hey, that's not how you treat a lady, '" the boy said .
She was the one silver lining in the oversaturated and overrated " La La Land "-completely outshining her co-star Ryan Gosling". That leaves original screenplay a two-horse race between presumed frontrunner " Manchester by the Sea " and " La La Land ".
What's even more exciting is the fact that AMD has claimed that their high-end Ryzen 7 1800X outperforms the Intel counterpart. I have recorded these videos available for you, shaky cam, my apologies for that but you get the generic idea.
But Los Angeles was the city with the world's biggest rush-hour traffic delays, said the study , with 104.1 hours. San Francisco's Smart I-80 corridor, which opened in September could be helping to keep traffic from worsening.
The documents contradicted defense arguments that there was no evidence suggesting a second church attack. Branch AME is an estimated 30 minutes away from Emanuel, and was also hosting a Bible study that night.
Announced in January, the upcoming The Elder Scrolls Online expansion, Morrowind, takes players to the island of Vvardenfell. Bethesda have just released a first look at The Elder Scrolls: Morrowind gameplay, with a trailer and screenshots.