The SLS is the largest deep space rocket that was ever built, and it will be launched in 2018, though it will not send live crew members.
North Korea has come out with a plan to launch a long-range rocket in order to put a satellite into orbit, but the U.S. charges that it is secretly testing nuclear technology.
Elon Musk's space company made history when it landed a Falcon9 booster rocket at its launch pad in Cape Canaveral on Monday.
The US military had to detonate an experimental hypersonic weapon seconds after lift-off Monday due to a technical problem.
Robotic spacecraft built by the private company Orbital Sciences was launched off Virginia's Wallops Flight Facility Sunday afternoon.
NASA has approved a $2.8 billion contract with Boeing for development of the world's most powerful rocket. The critical design review of the rocket called the Space Launch System(SLS), has already been completed.
Japan's space agency launched the rocket into space on Saturday which was coordinated from two laptops at a control center manned by just eight people. The Epsilon-1 carried with it the Spectroscopic Planet Observatory for Recognition of Interaction of Atmosphere (SPRINT-A) remote observation telescope.