NASA’s new mega moon rocket crawls to the launch pad

Posted By on March 24, 2022


It was exciting to see the new Space Launch System (SLS) and Orion capsule move toward Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Pad 39B this month as space-nerds anticipate NASA’s Artemis 1 moon mission. The sight of such a large rocket “crawling” toward the launch pad brings back the Apollo program of my youth and the Space Shuttle that enamored my daughter.

Below is an interesting rocket poster (click it for larger)
… although for the record, the Saturn V (7.5 million pounds of thrust) used to launch Apollo and gear to the moon was a bit taller, even though the SLS has more thrust (8.8 million pounds) and even a bit more than the Space Shuttle system (7.8 million pounds).



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