Space Launch System, or SLS, begins a bolder mission for NASA and the world -- a new era of exploration unlike anything we're done before. Able to carry more payload than the space shuttle and generate more thrust at launch than the Saturn V, SLS will send the Orion spacecraft farther into space than Apollo ever ventured...and that's just the first flight! Image credit: NASA Original image: www.nasa.gov/sls/multimedia/gallery/sls-infographic2.html More about SLS: www.nasa.gov/sls More SLS…
NASA's new deep space rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS), will launch missions powered by four RS-25 engines, reliable engines used for more than 135 space shuttle missions. The engines have been upgraded with new controllers and other features for SLS. Each engine has a unique number that allows engineers to track its flight history.
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL - In a potentially major change in direction for NASA’s human spaceflight architecture, the agency is officially studying the possibility of adding a crew of astronauts to the first flight of the Orion deep space crew capsule and the heavy lift Space Launch System (SLS) rocket currently in development, announced Acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot.