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First view of NASA's assembled 'megarocket'


Posted on Sunday, 13 June, 2021 | Comment icon 3 comments

SLS is set to be the most powerful rocket ever launched. Image Credit: NASA
The first of NASA's enormous Space Launch System (SLS) rockets stands as tall as the Statue of Liberty.
Towering 212ft above the ground and flanked by its two smaller booster rockets, the core stage of the US space agency's next generation rocket has been photographed, for the first time, in its launch configuration ahead of its maiden voyage later this year.

Designed to carry astronauts to the Moon and beyond, this gargantuan launch vehicle will play an integral part in NASA's Artemis program which aims to place astronauts on the Moon before 2030.

The other key component will be the Orion capsule, which is capable of carrying six astronauts.

Both will be launched into space before the year is out as part of the Artemis-1 mission - a test flight designed to trial both the rocket and the capsule without anyone actually being on-board.

If all goes well, the first astronauts will fly into space as part of the 2023 Artemis-2 mission.

Artemis-3 will then follow, landing humans on the Moon for the first time in over 50 years.


Source: BBC News | Comments (3)


Tags: Space Launch System


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Future_Ikann on 13 June, 2021, 18:19
Yep, there it is... $20 Billion dollars so far
Comment icon #2 Posted by and then on 13 June, 2021, 21:59
https://www.planetary.org/space-policy/cost-of-apollo Such ventures are expensive.† They also yield invaluable benefits.† The digital age itself began with our moon program, IMO.† For some perspective of costs and benefits, I give you LBJ's GREAT SOCIETY: Most of the Great Society was designed to fight LBJís War on Poverty, the total cost of which has been the sum of $22 trillion in current dollars, as reckoned by the Heritage Foundation. The point being that one expenditure provided massive benefits while the other provides massive deficits.††
Comment icon #3 Posted by ted hughes on 14 June, 2021, 10:42
Great video!


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