NASA Unveils Plans To Build Worlds Largest Rocket (video)
NASA has this week unveiled plans to build the worlds largest rocket
costing an estimated costing $18 billion and a successor to the Space
Shuttle. The new rocket will be a 320-foot-tall Space Launch System
(SLS) and will be the most powerful NASA has built since the Saturn V
Its hoped that the new rocket will take NASA missions behind the moon
and maybe even to Mars. Watch a video NASA has created to unveil its
new rocket project to the world after the jump.
NASA Space agency chief Charles Bolden explains:
"The The Space Launch System (SLS) will take American astronauts
further into space than ever before. Tomorrow’s explorers will dream of
one day walking on Mars,”
The new rocket is currently under development and will hopefully make a unmanned test flight in 2017.