The crews are working around the clock at the NASA gathering center in the New Orleans East, with the intention of meeting a new deadline in the autumn of 2020 to test the launch of a mega-missile designed to propel the astronauts to the Moon and beyond. here in the middle of the night … talking to people working in the engine room, working hard at night, "said NASA Deputy Administrator James Morhard on Friday (June 28th). or the Space Launch System is 80% complete, with one of the five sections still in the process of being assembled. If everything goes well, it is expected that the Artemis 1 test flight will take place in the autumn of 2020, although there is no release date announced.
Plans require the rocket to carry an uncut Orion capsule before the engines are thrown out. minutes and 1
"The exciting part is that this will not be done as Apollo … where we put a flag on the Moon and we're leaving," said Lionel Dutraiks, Deputy Chief Operating Officer at Micud. "We will continue to return to the Moon and use it as a technical base and knowledge to go to Mars, and we need to make sure that this missile meets those needs."
The missile can not be reused.
In December, the giant rocket will be transported to the Pesas bar at Marshall's Marshall Center in Huntsville, Alabama, for testing. When headed by the Orion spacecraft and its fuel tank, it will be 322 feet taller than the statue of freedom but shorter than the Saturn V rocket that launches the Skylamb Space Station and the program "Apollo", which brings people to the moon. At the moment, the rocket section, which is being assembled in the Miracle, will feature four RS-25 engines from which space shuttles move. The engines were visible on Friday in the Micheld, with bright reds marked "THESE PAGES" covering their broad back edges. Officials said NASA had another dozen for further Artemis missions, with six more contracts
Asked if $ 20 to $ 30 billion was the exact figure for spending over the program, Morhard said, "I will not stand here