Leaving Low-Earth Orbit – Finally?

Expanded View of New System

In what I think is the first step toward realizing the goal of taking crews beyond low-Earth orbit NASA has now approved plans that detail the design specifications and other features of a heavy lift vehicle capable of taking large payloads including crew beyond Earth orbit. This could mean crewed missions to the Moon, Mars, asteroids, and beyond(?).

Click here to read more about the Space Launch System (SLS)

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