Category: Spaceships

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…