NASA to test solar-powered spacecraft on Mars by 2025

A NASA mission is testing solar-power technology that could be used to power future spacecraft.

The Space Launch System rocket, developed by Lockheed Martin Corp. and Sierra Nevada Corp., is a prototype for a future space exploration mission.

It is set to be launched aboard the Atlas V rocket sometime in the 2020s.

A solar-electric propulsion system would be used on the spacecraft to keep it fueled during a deep space mission.

The system would also use electricity from solar panels to power the rocket and other elements of the spacecraft.

A NASA spokesman said Wednesday that the tests are being conducted at the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

The space agency is hoping to eventually launch a crewed spacecraft to the moon or Mars, which are much farther away.

It has not announced when the test program will begin.

The test program would also test the solar-system spacecraft and the propulsion system.

It would be the first time that solar-based technology has been used in space.

NASA is working with Lockheed Martin and Sierra Corp. to develop a solar-reusable spacecraft to launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida, by 2025.

The first test flight is set for this month.

The mission would be a Mars-bound demonstration flight, according to a NASA statement.

The flight would use an Atlas V Heavy rocket to launch an unmanned Orion spacecraft to Mars.

The Orion spacecraft would fly to Mars from Cape Kennedy, Florida.

The launch would be carried out by a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket.