NASA’s brand new Mega Lunar Rocket has made its grand debut in preparation for a grand mission.
It’s the first big step towards the agency’s goal of finally bringing astronauts back to the lunar surface — and maybe later to Mars.
the space launch system (SLS) rolled out Thursday for all to see on the pad at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Experts performed a dummy countdown in the last test run.
Agency administrator Bill Nelson said this marked the beginning of a golden era for human space exploration.
Here’s everything you need to know about the SLS Moon rocket.
What is the SLS moon rocket?
Humans have not walked on the moon since the 1970s NASA is dying to return.
To do that, we need something very powerful to blast past low Earth orbit.
The SLS Moon rocket is a super heavy lift disposable launch vehicle.
It is the most powerful of its kind built since the 1960s.
When will astronauts travel on the SLS moon rocket?
Nasa has yet to conduct unmanned tests of the vehicle before sending people on it.
If things continue to go well on the ground, we could see a pod shoot up in the next few months.
As part of the Artemis program, the agency aims to have astronauts on the SLS by 2025.
This will pave the way for the first woman and 13th man to set foot on the moon.
How does the SLS Moon rocket work?
There will be several versions of the SLS rocket, the first being Block 1.
It will be almost 100 meters high, slightly higher than the Statue of Liberty.
Below are four powerful rocket engines that eject hot gases at 13 times the speed of sound.
The main part of this is the core stage, which contains vital fuel and is responsible for propelling the essential parts upwards.
At the very top is the Orion spacecraft, where astronauts buckle up for a ride like no other.
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