SLS searching for missions to solve flight rate dilemma

Space Launch System (SLS) managers are continuing to look at potential – and as yet unfunded – science missions to provide their monster rocket with a viable number of flights. The flight rate dilemma was recently highlighted when it was admitted NASA had looked into “how slow” a launch rate could be viable for the rocket that is expected to make her debut in 2018.

Read more: http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2014/08/sls-missions-solve-flight-rate-dilemma/

NASA begins to plan successor to the Hubble and James Webb deep space telescopes

NASA has assembled a team of scientists and engineers to lay the first tentative plans for a successor platform to the Hubble and James Webb telescopes. The project, currently in the study phase, is being assessed for the technological and financial requirements needed to create so advanced a deep space observation platform…

http://www.gizmag.com/nasa-atlast-hubble-james-webb-space-telescope/33106/