• NASA will retire its new mega-rocket if SpaceX or Blue Origin can safely launch its own powerful rockets

    6 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    NASA is building a super-heavy-lift rocket called the Space Launch System to send astronauts back to the moon.
    The SLS program has seen multiple delays and cost overruns, and the rocket is not reusable .
    Elon Musk's and Jeff Bezos' aerospace companies SpaceX and Blue Origin , respectively, are developing comparable yet reusable giant rocket ships.
    If SpaceX's Big Falcon Rocket or Blue Origin's New Glenn rockets come online, one NASA executive said the agency would "eventually retire" SLS.
    For now, though, NASA says it's focused on completing its Commercial Crew Program to test-launch...
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