Fun with serious SLS rocket headlines
I've been having some fun writing eerily reflective headlines on my Moon Monday newsletter about the clumsy progress of NASA’s SLS rocket that cost $23 billion.
NASA is sticking with the SLS rocket for Artemis IX and beyond
A notorious hydrogen leak stops brimming SLS rocket from blasting off of Earth
NASA wants the SLS rocket and its teams to withstand a storm
NASA’s SLS rocket is on the launchpad again, hopefully for the last time
The SLS finally did launch the much-awaited Artemis I Moon mission, and that’s amazing, but my job as a space writer isn’t to be a blind cheerleader for whatever space agencies and research institutes say about their missions and programs. I also need to assess and inform people at large about if and how things are progressing, especially when taxpayer money is involved. I love NASA’s Artemis Moon plans overall but for a crufty rocket that’s not only years late but also billions of dollar over budget, some harsh reality checks are warranted.
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