Wednesday, October 31, 2012
NASA’s SLS (Space Launch System) Capable of Mars & Beyond
NASA’s own design.... Many people mistakenly think that when NASA ended the shuttle program NASA stopped dreaming of going back to space. Perhaps even thinking when NASA selected SpaceX and other partners to run the Cargo flights to the ISS that NASA’s days of exploding into the sky and into space ended…Well they don’t know NASA. NASA has been working on the SLS since before selecting its design in September 2011. The entire project foresees 1) the transformation of the Ares I & V vehicles into single launch vehicles that are capable of carrying crew &/or cargo, 2) the next step will be an even more powerful version that will take astronauts to near-Earth object such as asteroids, the moon, Mars, and beyond.