DELAYS WITH BOEING ROCKET LEAD NASA TO CONSIDER OTHER COMMERCIAL OPTIONS

THE SPACE LAUNCH SYSTEM IS STRUGGLING TO MEET ITS SCHEDULE, NASA ADMINISTRATOR JIM BRIDENSTINE SAID AT A U.S. SENATE HEARING WEDNESDAY.

THE ROCKET WON'T BE READY FOR A LAUNCH IN JUNE 2020, WHEN NASA HAD PLANNED THE EXPLORATION MISSION-1 FLIGHT OF ITS ORION SPACECRAFT AROUND THE MOON.

NASA will decide how to proceed for an unmanned test flight as soon as this month, he said.

DALLAS - Additional delays with a Boeing Co. rocket have NASA considering other commercial options to mitigate further schedule slips in launching the agency’s future deep-space exploration craft. The Space Launch System...

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