NASA Approves $2.8 billion contract to Build World’s Most Powerful Rocket
…because f@*% this whole business of foreigners beating us to Mars, right?
Kidding. I don’t care who gets there first, so long as we do get there. But this is still pretty impressive.
The design review for the world’s most powerful rocket called the Space Launch System (SLS) has been approved, unveiled Boeing. Now, NASA has entered into a $2.8 billion contract with Boeing for the development of the same.
The new contract was signed on July 1, 2014 and extends through 2021. The first flight of the rocket is expected to take off in 2017 from Florida’s Cape Canaveral. President Barack Obama was the one who took the decision to build the world’s most powerful rocket. He wanted to reassess the nation’s extra-planetary missions.