NASA’s Space Launch System Passes Design Review
Remember the Space Race? Long gone are the days when American power and ingenuity spared nothing to beat any and all to the moon and beyond. Back in 2011, after spending slightly more than three and half years of service time in space, the U.S. Space Shuttle fleet was grounded for good. Since then, NASA has had to rely on the Russians to get astronauts up to the International Space Station. In the near future, SpaceX and Boeing have got the nod to provide local service, but what about something for the long haul?
The answer is the ambitious Space Launch System, or SLS, and that program just passed a critical milestone – The SLS design has been formally deemed by NASA as capable of space flight.