“The Most Powerful Rocket Ever Built in Human History”… the rocket that will take humans to the Moon and beyond.Jim Bridenstine
At NASA’s Michoud Assembly facility, located in New Orleans and known as “America’s Rocket Factory”, sits the largest rocket built since the Apollo Program. The construction phase is now complete and on 9th December 2019, Jim Bridenstine, NASA Administrator, revealed the 212-foot rocket core stage. This rocket will become the power source that will project the first Artemis mission into space.
The rocket will form part of the “Space Launch System” that will provide the power for Astronauts of the future to travel to destinations far into the solar system and explore other worlds close-up.
NASA is now working towards the exciting goal of landing the first woman on the Moon by 2024, just four years away.