NASA’s Space Launch System, a giant deep space rocket – an annotated graphic

So over at NASA HQ it’s goodbye Space Shuttle, hello Space Launch System. The SLS has been designed to carry astronauts to the moon, to Mars and any other space-type destinations in between.  It will be the most powerful launcher in the world, with a greater lifting capacity than the Saturn V which last carried men to the moon.

Click on the graphic for an expanded view.

NASA Space Launch System (SLS)
NASA Space Launch System (SLS)
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One thought on “NASA’s Space Launch System, a giant deep space rocket – an annotated graphic

  1. Umm… that picture is super confusing. There’s no way that was actually provided by NASA. Only the evolved version will be 122m (400ft) tall. The version shown here, will be about 11m (36 feet) SHORTER than the Saturn V.

    For comparison with the Shuttle, the solid rocket boosters in the silhouettes should be roughly the same size. The SLS in the shown configuration is “only” about 98m (320 feet) tall.

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