The four RS-25 engines that make up NASA's Space Launch System base have all flown into space numerous times and each has a fascinating tale to share.
In 1998, John Glenn, an astronaut, became the first to use one in flight. If all goes according to plan, these seasoned boosters will soon launch NASA into the Artemis age.
The most potent rocket ever created, NASA's Space Launch System can carry more than 57,320 pounds (26 metric tonnes) of supplies and crew to the Moon.
The rocket might lift up to 99,208 pounds in the future with certain configurations (45 metric tons).
It will set sail on Saturday at 2:17 p.m. ET, and is a feat of engineering—at least, we hope so.
But it's crucial to keep in mind that SLS is a new rocket constructed from a variety of recycled parts as NASA makes.
the brave transition into the Artemis age and a sustained succession of progressively complex missions to the lunar environment.
The Space Shuttle, which the United States retired in 2011, and other earlier NASA launch vehicles are neatly combined to create the fully integrated heavy-lift launch vehicle.