NASA could now use a commercial rocket to fly the Orion crew capsule around the moon
A long-standing plan to launch the Orion moon mission aboard the massive Space Launch System (SLS ) is rethought.
The news: NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine has just released some unexpected news. On Wednesday morning, in front of the US Senate Committee on Trade, Science and Transportation, he opened the possibility of using commercial rockets to launch the Orion crew capsule (without a real crew on board to begin). This marks a major change from the use of the planned Space Launch System (SLS), the largest (and very retarded) rocket ever built in US history.
What he said:
"SLS is painstakingly meeting his program. Initially it was to be launched in December 201
Choose your rocket: Although you didn't directly name any possible rockets, there are only two realistic possibilities: United Launch Alliance & # 39; s Delta IV Heavy and SpaceX & # 39; s Falcon Heavy. But there is still a long way to go before they were ready.