NASA's Celebrating Apollo: Explore Moon to Mars
Live stream event with NASA
We are dreaming big and accomplishing more as we push the boundaries farther. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine sums it up best, “We will go to the Moon in the next decade in a way we have never gone before. We will go with innovative new technologies and systems to explore more locations across the surface than was ever thought possible. This time, when we go to the Moon we will stay. And then we will use what we learn on the moon to take the next giant leap – sending astronauts to Mars.”
Grab your shades – our future looks bright, really bright. The new Space Launch System is in its initial configuration has 8.8 million pounds of thrust – that’s almost a million more pounds than the Saturn V rocket that propelled us to the Moon. Forget sunglasses, I think we will need a heat shield. Have no fear, NASA has a team working on that too.