Category: Space Launch System

Photos show how NASA built a $50 billion mega-rocket and spaceship to return astronauts to the moon

Left: A check of an Orion spaceship prototype in 2019. Right: Technicians assemble the Space Launch System rocket in 2021. NASA/Tony Gray and Kevin O’Connell/Cory Huston/Insider annotations NASA’s Space Launch System rocket lifted off early Wednesday, launching the Orion capsule on its first moon mission. The SLS rocket and Orion have undergone essential checks to guarantee they’re prepared for flight. The mission, Artemis 1, is…

See how NASA’s new lunar mega-rocket sizes up to past and future astronaut launch systems

Marianne Ayala/Insider NASA built a new mega-rocket, the Space Launch System, to return astronauts to the moon. SLS, which stands taller than the Statue of Liberty, launched for the first time Wednesday. See how SLS compares to past, current, and future rockets in measurement and power. NASA constructed a new mega-rocket for the subsequent lunar astronaut period, and it launched for the first time on…

The Artemis I mission launches NASA’s return to the moon, 50 years after the last moonwalk. Astronauts explain why it...

The Space Launch System rocket arrives at the launchpad in Florida, on August 17, 2022. NASA/Joel Kowsky NASA launched its new Space Launch System towards the moon for the first time Wednesday. The rocket is designed to return astronauts to the lunar floor for the first time in additional than 50 years. NASA astronauts say it’s taking so lengthy to return to the moon due…

RETURN TO THE MOON: New NASA rocket launches Orion spaceship on its first flight, blazing a trail for astronaut missions

NASA’s Space Launch System lifts off for the Artemis I mission, November 15, 2022, at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. NASA TV NASA’s Space Launch System launched its first Orion spaceship to the moon early Wednesday. The mission is an uncrewed flight take a look at that can lay the inspiration for an Artemis moon landing. It took 17 years and $50 billion to construct…

NASA left its $50 billion moon rocket exposed to Hurricane Nicole’s powerful winds

The SLS rocket stands at Launch Pad 39B, on November 11, 2022, at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. NASA/Joel Kowsky NASA left its Space Launch System (SLS) rocket on the launchpad throughout Hurricane Nicole. The rocket sustained minor injury, and NASA nonetheless plans to launch it for the primary time  Wednesday. It’s dangerous to go away a rocket unsheltered on the Florida coast throughout…