NASA’s SLS booster has passed its Critical Design Review, verifying the five-segment solid rocket booster is on track for an unmanned, first flight of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) in 2017. The SLS vehicle is planned to launch humans deeper into space than ever before.
The space shuttle’s hydrogen-fueled rocket engines will soon roar again after receiving upgrades to fly on the Space Launch System, a heavy-lifting mega-rocket NASA hopes will take astronauts on journeys farther than humans have ever traveled.
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Did you know that Orion is designed to accommodate 99% of the adult human population?
Did you know that Orion can sustain a crew of 4 for 21 days!
The first flight test of the SLS will feature a configuration for a 70-metric-ton (77-ton) lift capacity and carry an uncrewed Orion spacecraft beyond low-Earth orbit to test the performance of the integrated system. As the SLS evolves, it will provide an unprecedented lift capability of 130 metric tons (143 tons) to enable missions even […]
Space Launch System, or SLS, begins a bolder mission for NASA and the world — a new era of exploration unlike anything we’re done before.
NASA’s Space Launch System begins a bolder mission with a new era of exploration unlike anything we’ve done before.
Orion spent years in a high-flying theoretical orbit, and has so far survived the turbulence of reentry into fiscal realities and shifting political desires