Monday, October 17, 2011

NASA Reveals New Rocket

NASA revealed a new rocket design recently that will be taking Americans into space as soon as 2021.

Space Launch System will be the most powerful rocket ever built. Possible destinations for the rocket are the moon, asteroids, Mars or one of Mars's moons.

The rocket can also launch a crew ship out of the rocket in case of emergency.

SLS seems it will define standards for rockets worldwide.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) recently unveiled its new rocket design, which will someday launch Americans into space. It would be the most powerful rocket ever built, and unlike the space shuttle, which stayed in Earth’s orbit, this megarocket will aim for much farther destinations.

Height: 320 feet. The space shuttle was 184 feet on the launchpad.

Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle: Holds four astronauts.

Solid rocket boosters: In two minutes, produce as much energy as it would take to power to 92,000 homes for a full day.

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