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The Biggest Rocket Ever made
The Daily Mail ^ | 15 January 2014 | MARK PRIGG

Posted on 01/15/2014 1:55:44 PM PST by MarkBsnr

It is set to become the largest rocket ever built, dwarfing the rockets that took man to the moon and paving the way for manned missions to Mars.

Nasa today reveal stunning new pictures of its SLS (Space Launch System), which will eventually be capable of lifting 130 tonnes into orbit.

The rocket will be used to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station, and to help us explore the outer reaches of the solar system.

It is even hoped the craft could play a role in manned missions to Mars, being able to launch 'stepping stone' bases into orbit. 'The potential use of SLS for science will further enhance the synergy between scientific exploration and human exploration,' said John Grunsfeld, astronaut and associate administrator for science at NASA Headquarters in Washington.

'SLS has the promise of enabling transformational science in our exploration of the solar system and cosmos.' Currently under construction, NASA’s Space Launch System will be the world’s most powerful launch vehicle. Designed to enable human exploration missions to deep space destinations, including an asteroid and Mars, SLS is working toward a first launch in 2017.

For that first flight test, the rocket will be able to launch 70 metric tons (77 tons) of payload into low-Earth orbit, almost three times what the space shuttle could carry. From there, SLS will be evolved to a configuration that will be able to carry 130 metric tons (143 tons), more weight than any rocket ever has been able to carry.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: mars; moon; nasa; orion; payload; rocket; sls; spaceexploration; spacelaunchsystem
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Don't worry, America. You won't have to go on that diet...
1 posted on 01/15/2014 1:55:44 PM PST by MarkBsnr
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To: MarkBsnr

Yes, but does it give glory to Muslims?


2 posted on 01/15/2014 1:58:03 PM PST by PGR88
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To: PGR88

>>Yes, but does it give glory to Muslims?

If it doesn’t, the Obamanation will not waste valuable vote-buying entitlement dollars on it.


3 posted on 01/15/2014 1:59:39 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: PGR88

Or at least make them feel better about their contributions...That’s the important thing.

Well that and helping them colonize the solar system so they can commit terror acts there too...


4 posted on 01/15/2014 2:00:08 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: MarkBsnr

Sounds like a Global Warming Monster.


5 posted on 01/15/2014 2:00:50 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: MarkBsnr

When you’re on Mars, it’s a heck of a lot easier to figure out which way is Mecca during daily prayers...


6 posted on 01/15/2014 2:01:08 PM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: MarkBsnr

NASA still makes rockets???


7 posted on 01/15/2014 2:01:26 PM PST by 12th_Monkey (In an alternate universe Obama still dips ice cream)
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To: MarkBsnr

I am certain this rocket, if it is ever built, will not match the engineering of the Saturn V moon rocket developed 50 years ago.


8 posted on 01/15/2014 2:01:29 PM PST by The Great RJ
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To: MarkBsnr

9 posted on 01/15/2014 2:01:53 PM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: 12th_Monkey

They’ll by them from the Chinese, just as soon as we give them the plans...................


10 posted on 01/15/2014 2:02:50 PM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: The Great RJ

I read once that all or most of the original drawings for the Saturn V rockets have been lost....................


11 posted on 01/15/2014 2:03:40 PM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: MarkBsnr

Saturn V carried 120 tons over 40 years ago...


12 posted on 01/15/2014 2:03:52 PM PST by Southack (The one thing preppers need from the 1st World? http://tinyurl.com/ktfwljc .)
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To: Red Badger

probably. Surprised Obama didn’t have a Muslim contractor build it as an “outreach” program.


13 posted on 01/15/2014 2:05:32 PM PST by 12th_Monkey (In an alternate universe Obama still dips ice cream)
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To: MarkBsnr

Sad to say but I have serious doubts about the NASA of today....if Hansen is still in charge forget it!!!


14 posted on 01/15/2014 2:07:10 PM PST by ontap
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To: Red Badger
Saturn V blueprints are online.
15 posted on 01/15/2014 2:07:39 PM PST by Southack (The one thing preppers need from the 1st World? http://tinyurl.com/ktfwljc .)
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To: Southack

The overalls may be but the tiny individual parts and schematics may be lost..................


16 posted on 01/15/2014 2:10:16 PM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: MarkBsnr

TTIUWP!


17 posted on 01/15/2014 2:10:49 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: MarkBsnr
For that first flight test, the rocket will be able to launch 70 metric tons (77 tons) of payload into low-Earth orbit, almost three times what the space shuttle could carry.

The orbiter itself was over 80 metric tons.

18 posted on 01/15/2014 2:13:34 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: MarkBsnr

Can’t wait to see a test launch failure on that bad boy.


19 posted on 01/15/2014 2:14:51 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Norm Lenhart

>> Or at least make them feel better about their contributions...

They can plagiarize their findings and call it: The Great Space.


20 posted on 01/15/2014 2:15:51 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Gene Eric

If we ever leave orbit again, I hope there are no Muzzie astronauts. They would then claim all of space for Allah. I can see the logic now...

“Well he was in the front seat in a position of honor so they were technically there first....”


21 posted on 01/15/2014 2:20:16 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Moonman62

The orbiter itself wasn’t considered “payload”.


22 posted on 01/15/2014 2:21:00 PM PST by NorthMountain
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To: MarkBsnr

I’m disappointed...I thought it said biggest ROCK ever made. :(


23 posted on 01/15/2014 2:28:54 PM PST by MNDude
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To: 12th_Monkey

It’s really just a minaret with muslim boosters on it.


24 posted on 01/15/2014 2:30:02 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: MarkBsnr

NASA may very well be out of the space business but they still sure do know how to make them purty rocket pictures.


25 posted on 01/15/2014 2:30:12 PM PST by lbryce (Obama:The Worst is Yet To Come)
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To: MNDude
I’m disappointed...I thought it said biggest ROCK ever made. :(

I think one of the Kardashian sluts has it on her ring finger.

26 posted on 01/15/2014 2:30:58 PM PST by MarkBsnr (I would not believe in the Gospel, if the authority of the Catholic Church did not move me to do so.)
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To: Red Badger
Saturn 5
27 posted on 01/15/2014 2:31:54 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: Norm Lenhart

“Well that and helping them colonize the solar system so they can commit terror acts there too...”

Nah, Muslims will not want to colonize the solar system until Jews are already there!


28 posted on 01/15/2014 2:32:20 PM PST by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (What we need is to sucker the fedthugs into a "Tiananmen Square"-like incident on the National Mall!)
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To: spel_grammer_an_punct_polise

Good point. I stand corrected.

Wait. Surely one of our past Astronauts was a hated Jew? (Term ‘hated Jew” used to help sainted muslims feel better about their contributions) I dunno. It’s all so confusing when trying to understand how the obviously superior (”Obviously superior” term used to help Muslims feel better about their contributions) Muzzie intellect works on such matters.


29 posted on 01/15/2014 2:41:42 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Red Badger

Do a freaking Google search and stop guessing and repeating false information.


30 posted on 01/15/2014 2:46:18 PM PST by Southack (The one thing preppers need from the 1st World? http://tinyurl.com/ktfwljc .)
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To: MarkBsnr

They start launching that baby and you will have a couple million spectators rushing to see it lunched, and the Saturn V was heard, and felt when it launched a LONG ways away.


31 posted on 01/15/2014 2:48:30 PM PST by Spartan302 (Spartans never quit, they come back later with more warriors. Asymmetrical Warfare.)
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To: MarkBsnr
Designed to enable human exploration missions to deep space destinations, including an asteroid and Mars, SLS is working toward a first launch in 2017.

This is NASA. The first launch will be at least 3 years behind schedule and a minimum of $100 billion over budget.

32 posted on 01/15/2014 2:49:30 PM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: MarkBsnr

It’s needed to get the 130 ton NSA spy satellite up so they can watch the serfs better. What facet of our lives will they montitor now?


33 posted on 01/15/2014 2:53:42 PM PST by RadiationRomeo (Step into my mind and glimpse the madness that is me)
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To: ontap
Sad to say but I have serious doubts about the NASA of today....if Hansen is still in charge forget it!!!

With Russia and the ChiComs planning to militarize space and set up bases on the moon, we need to watch what this treasonous POS does very carefully when it comes to space projects. You know that he's going to try to help them in some way to gain the advantage over us.

34 posted on 01/15/2014 3:04:55 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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Saturn V carried 120 tons over 40 years ago

Well this one will eventually be capable of lifting "130 tonnes" into orbit. - big difference.

35 posted on 01/15/2014 3:05:02 PM PST by frithguild (The warmth and goodness of Gaia is a nuclear reactor in the Earth's core that burns Thorium)
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To: Red Badger
I read once that all or most of the original drawings for the Saturn V rockets have been lost....................

The reality is worse - our ability to make some of the components has been lost.

36 posted on 01/15/2014 3:05:20 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: NorthMountain

No, but it gives an idea of how much weight was being lifted compared to this new rocket that we don’t need.


37 posted on 01/15/2014 3:13:43 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Southack; Red Badger
From Saturn 5 Blueprints Safely in Storage:

... "The Federal Archives in East Point, Georgia, also has 2,900 cubic feet of Saturn documents," he said. "Rocketdyne has in its archives dozens of volumes from its Knowledge Retention Program. This effort was initiated in the late '60s to document every facet of F 1 and J 2 engine production to assist in any future restart."

Shawcross cautioned that rebuilding a Saturn 5 would require more than good blueprints.

"The problem in recreating the Saturn 5 is not finding the drawings, it is finding vendors who can supply mid-1960's vintage hardware," he wrote, "and the fact that the launch pads and vehicle assembly buildings have been converted to space shuttle use, so you have no place to launch from.

"By the time you redesign to accommodate available hardware and re-modify the launch pads, you may as well have started from scratch with a clean sheet design," he wrote. ...


38 posted on 01/15/2014 3:14:20 PM PST by kosciusko51 (Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
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To: Moonman62

Sure, STS lifted a LOT of weight. I always thought the thing was a horrible kludge.


39 posted on 01/15/2014 3:15:35 PM PST by NorthMountain
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To: DoodleDawg

The only reason to build this new rocket is to spread money around to the Crony Capitalists.


40 posted on 01/15/2014 3:17:39 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: NorthMountain

Yes it was. Primarily intended for military missions, it was expensive, inefficient, delicate, and dangerous. The military ended up flying a minority of missions and giving up on it. The Shuttle finished out its life doing busy work that could have been accomplished by much cheaper and safer rockets.

Still, it was a symbol of American prestige for many years.


41 posted on 01/15/2014 3:27:47 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: ontap
Sad to say but I have serious doubts about the NASA of today....if Hansen is still in charge forget it!!!

I was referring to Obama. I somehow misread "Hansen" as "Hussein". Don't ask.

42 posted on 01/15/2014 3:32:58 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Red Badger

43 posted on 01/15/2014 3:35:59 PM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: Moonman62
>> it was a symbol of American prestige for many years.

It was, and the two losses ... primarily the loss of life associated with them ... hurt personally. Columbia, in particular. I was doing contract work for NASA at the time.

44 posted on 01/15/2014 3:38:27 PM PST by NorthMountain
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To: MarkBsnr

Ten quatloos says the SLS Blunderbuss will never launch.


45 posted on 01/15/2014 3:40:52 PM PST by Colinsky
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To: ETL

I don’t think Hanson was mentioned in the article...I don’t know if he is still with NASA but he was a big global warming idiot who never missed a chance to push his politically correct BS. I just could not stand him!!!


46 posted on 01/15/2014 4:07:38 PM PST by ontap
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To: MarkBsnr

Why not just build a “re-usable” larger shuttle with the same capacity planned for this rocket?

Re-entry & weight???


47 posted on 01/15/2014 4:26:54 PM PST by Wuli
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To: TurboZamboni

Ha!


48 posted on 01/15/2014 4:53:52 PM PST by 12th_Monkey (In an alternate universe Obama still dips ice cream)
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To: JoeProBono
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49 posted on 01/15/2014 5:23:21 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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50 posted on 01/15/2014 5:29:50 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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