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This fall, NASA will test the rocket engines for a flight to Mars

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NASA officials said that significant progress was made in creating a fundamentally new rocket that can be used to deliver astronauts to asteroids and even to Mars.

This fall, NASA will test the rocket engines for a flight to Mars


As noted by ITAR-TASS, they mean the so-called Space Launch System (Space Launch System) - a rocket of a new generation, which, according to the engineers, will deliver various cargoes and astronauts into space.

“This is a very ambitious program,” said NASA Assistant Director Robert Lightfoot.

He reported on the successful completion of the analysis of the program and technical components of the project, noting that "this is the most important milestone for any program or project by NASA."

According to Lightfoot, not a single rocket is developed for a specific mission, but a whole model range of spacecraft.

In turn, the assistant to the head of NASA, William Gerstenmayer, who is responsible for research and operations, noted that the development of the project lasted three years. At the moment, engineers are starting to build the rocket itself.

According to Gerstenmayer, tests of rocket engines and steps, which will lead it beyond the boundaries of the earth's atmosphere, should begin this fall.

The project provides for the creation of two types of missiles - small (77 tons) and large (143 tons) load. To create a small rocket will need more than 7 billion dollars.

Representatives of NASA did not specify the exact date of creation of the novelty, saying only that it is a difficult process and it is too early to talk about the time frame.
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  1. saag
    saag 28 August 2014 12: 08
    +1
    wow low load - 77 tons
    1. Vladimirets
      Vladimirets 28 August 2014 12: 11
      0
      Quote: saag
      wow low load - 77 tons

      The mass of the rocket.
      1. saag
        saag 28 August 2014 12: 16
        +5
        Quote: Vladimirets
        The mass of the rocket.

        What are you saying, the mass of the Union filled with all the payload is more than 300 tons, 77 tons is exactly the payload that is being put into orbit
        1. Eugenenl
          Eugenenl 28 August 2014 12: 23
          +3
          That's it ... In general, there is something wrong with the numbers, 77 tons for a "small load" is a lot, but 143 for a "large" one - just right, comparable to Saturn-5B
        2. Vladimirets
          Vladimirets 28 August 2014 12: 24
          +1
          Quote: saag
          77 tons is exactly the payload that is being put into orbit

          Maybe I'm braking. recourse
          1. Koloradovatnik
            Koloradovatnik 28 August 2014 12: 29
            +3
            And how is Mars-500 progressing? Who knows what on this topic?
        3. Mama_Cholli
          Mama_Cholli 28 August 2014 13: 05
          0
          Quote: saag
          Quote: Vladimirets
          The mass of the rocket.

          What are you saying, the mass of the Union filled with all the payload is more than 300 tons, 77 tons is exactly the payload that is being put into orbit

          I will correct ... This "Noah's Ark, on the contrary," the load can only be useless ...
          It would be nice if the eared with the close ones flew away
          1. MaxSanbl4
            MaxSanbl4 28 August 2014 14: 10
            0
            Everything is relative, from the point of view of earthlings, it will still be a payload :)))
      2. armageddon
        armageddon 28 August 2014 13: 18
        +1
        So what? We are building a spaceport for heavy missiles ... And this is 200-500 tons ... !!! But the States also need to test ... So early stripes are happy !!!
    2. Giant thought
      Giant thought 28 August 2014 12: 20
      +1
      And what is the fundamental novelty there - there is not a word on this subject.
    3. xenod55
      xenod55 28 August 2014 12: 48
      +4
      The attempt is not torture, said I.V. Stalin Beria, looking at Obama. One attempt by mattresses to test OWN rocket engines for the carrier (instead of Russian, which the USA was denied) recently ended in an EXPLOSION of these engines and, accordingly, the carrier. So the bravura songs of mattresses regarding the test of the Martian carrier this fall may end similarly. And with the first attempt-torture CONGRATULATIONS - it was beautiful.
      "In the US state of Texas, during a test launch, a prototype Falcon 9R reusable launch vehicle, designed by the private Californian company SpaceX, exploded.
      The explosion took place in the very first seconds after the start. "
      Read more on NTV.Ru: http://www.ntv.ru/novosti/1200498#ixzz3BftMDYYU
      1. inkass_98
        inkass_98 28 August 2014 13: 07
        +4
        Quote: xenod55
        One attempt by mattresses to test OWN rocket engines for the carrier (instead of the Russian ones that the USA was denied) recently ended in an EXPLOSION of these engines

        I would not be so happy that any new developments are difficult, and even more so such a technically complex thing as a rocket engine. There, too, they are not fools, they will bring to mind over time. We would once again not be late with new developments and not be dishonored once again the whole world with satellite launches. Everything is decided by the cadres that they have, but we have almost none, because the continuity of generations is broken. that’s what you need to focus on.
    4. Engineer
      Engineer 28 August 2014 12: 52
      +1
      Sit exactly Americans, Novorossia is separated and calm down.
      Run to Mars when you rush to Russia.
    5. siberalt
      siberalt 28 August 2014 13: 06
      0
      There will not be enough power for biomass of State Deputies. It would be necessary to help. laughing
  2. Yellow white
    Yellow white 28 August 2014 12: 09
    +8
    I wish you to successfully fly to Mars ... just take your Psaki with you and leave it there, get all already!
    1. portoc65
      portoc65 28 August 2014 12: 16
      +5
      Why build something and experience .. I’ve smoked a jamb and you are already on Mars.
      1. Koloradovatnik
        Koloradovatnik 28 August 2014 12: 30
        +4
        Quote: portoc65
        Why build something and experience .. I’ve smoked a jamb and you are already on Mars.

        laughing
        1. Koloradovatnik
          Koloradovatnik 28 August 2014 12: 33
          +1
          Vladlen, sorry for the minus.
          1. portoc65
            portoc65 28 August 2014 12: 52
            +3
            Yes, everything is fine ..)))) I’m not upset about the minuses ... I just recalled the described case during the same expedition to Everest. At the foot of Everest there is a small Buddhist monastery .. climbers stopped next to it .. one man asked where are you going? They answered him to conquer the highest peak of the world ... to which the monk replied that they would conquer her, I visit her peak every day)))
      2. siberalt
        siberalt 28 August 2014 13: 10
        +3
        Think small. Two pigtails and you are already in the constellation Orion.
    2. Eugenenl
      Eugenenl 28 August 2014 12: 19
      +5
      You are angry! She is only recently from there, and you are already back ... crying
    3. Ezhaak
      Ezhaak 28 August 2014 12: 46
      +1
      Quote: Black and White
      take psaki with you and leave there

      Well, why? For me, there was once a pencil. Behind him as he grows up, A. Raikin, a company of satirists-talkers, along with young Zadornov. After E. Petrosyan appeared, while he was young, he even went to concerts. Now the time has come to amuse Psaka.
      And here the question begs. What have I done wrong to you? Why do you want to deprive me of clown Jenka? After all, clowns brighten up our existence, give an occasion to laugh. And laughter prolongs life!
  3. Sly
    Sly 28 August 2014 12: 09
    +5
    and the first astronauts to appoint Parashenko and the entire landmark Rada
  4. Good cat
    Good cat 28 August 2014 12: 12
    +5
    "After testing a trampoline for flights to a near-earth arbita, a megabatt for flights to Mars will be tested. Its initial data should exceed the Chinese slingshot many times. Veterans - jumpers from Ukraine will be used to obtain strong vibrations," said NASA Assistant Director Robert Lightfoot.
    1. Good cat
      Good cat 28 August 2014 12: 35
      +1
      It was a joke (for those supporters of p.in. dosia. Who minus)
      1. inkass_98
        inkass_98 28 August 2014 13: 09
        +4
        Quote: Good cat
        It was a joke

        I will not minus, I will also joke:
        1. siberalt
          siberalt 28 August 2014 13: 11
          +1
          Some kind of sophisticated masochism laughing
        2. Ayujak
          Ayujak 28 August 2014 14: 02
          0
          gay rocket laughing
  5. RUSOIVAN
    RUSOIVAN 28 August 2014 12: 14
    +2
    Cape Ditch
    Waiting for a long start
    in a few moments
    Challenger set sail ...
    1. Thunderbolt
      Thunderbolt 28 August 2014 13: 02
      +1
      Quote: RUSOIVAN
      Challenger will sail off ..
      By the way, the Americans left engines from the shuttle program (15 pcs.) And they will be used in new missiles.
  6. VICTOR-61
    VICTOR-61 28 August 2014 12: 17
    +1
    Yes, a bucket and so not long on the throne to sit, heaven is waiting for him with his fascists so that the project of nasa will not wait - it will fly away to the next world
  7. Stiletto
    Stiletto 28 August 2014 12: 18
    +2
    Load more cookies, the whole nation to get into that rocket - and let the full mattress down on Mars, even Snickers, and even on that erotic foot trip that the Russians have long and persistently sent them to.
  8. 2224460
    2224460 28 August 2014 12: 18
    +1
    Representatives of NASA did not specify the exact date of creation of the novelty, saying only that it is a difficult process and it is too early to talk about the time frame.
    It looks like there "over the hill" they began to take an example from our officials. They will cut the budget for a long time and amicably.
  9. lav67
    lav67 28 August 2014 12: 21
    +2
    and buy engines anyway in Russia
  10. el.krokodil
    el.krokodil 28 August 2014 12: 21
    +2
    Quote: saag
    wow low load - 77 tons

    heh .. ambitions they like kaklov .. only the engines we buy for some reason .. laughing
  11. GELEZNII_KAPUT
    GELEZNII_KAPUT 28 August 2014 12: 21
    +1
    And the cost of a rake with a large load, were afraid to even talk! laughing
  12. Antokha
    Antokha 28 August 2014 12: 22
    0
    Representatives of NASA did not specify the exact date of creation of the novelty, saying only that it is a difficult process and it is too early to talk about the time frame.

    Morons, what they wikipedia they will not look there it is written the same ....

    The first test flight of the launch vehicle is scheduled for the end of 2017
  13. Antokha
    Antokha 28 August 2014 12: 24
    +1
    Quote: GELEZNII_KAPUT
    And the cost of a rake with a large load, were afraid to even talk! laughing


    The cost of the SLS program is estimated at $ 35 billion [5]. The cost of one launch is estimated at $ 500 million.
  14. Alexstalker
    Alexstalker 28 August 2014 12: 27
    +1
    and feather them in the ass
  15. rugor
    rugor 28 August 2014 12: 29
    +1
    Will there be another controlled explosion?
  16. Neighbor
    Neighbor 28 August 2014 12: 32
    +1
    Interestingly, in Hollywood they will fly or in reality?
  17. RusDV
    RusDV 28 August 2014 12: 36
    +1
    belay and found oil on Mars ?!
  18. zheka
    zheka 28 August 2014 12: 36
    +1
    Mars is a new territory for battles ...
  19. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 28 August 2014 12: 42
    +1
    These may fly if the budget is not cut next year wassat
    And then candy wrappers print, print.
  20. Tigrus
    Tigrus 28 August 2014 12: 46
    +2
    Let's wait, we'll see! Most likely we'll see this- laughing
  21. curl
    curl 28 August 2014 12: 58
    +2
    The Americans will fly to Mars and there are traces of the "Great Ukrov" all around, then there will be joy ...
  22. Mama_Cholli
    Mama_Cholli 28 August 2014 13: 00
    0
    quote:
    This fall, NASA will test rocket engines for a flight to Mars ...

    pisi:
    At the same time, the Martians will experience the latest missile defense ...
  23. Barakuda
    Barakuda 28 August 2014 13: 00
    +1
    Zhanna Aguzarova had been there for a long time. They would ask her for advice. smile
  24. Stiletto
    Stiletto 28 August 2014 13: 04
    +2
    I don’t think the Yankees will receive a warm welcome on Mars ...
  25. Geokingxnumx
    Geokingxnumx 28 August 2014 13: 22
    +2
    oh Silly) Koreans are already sunk out on the Sun and live there



    Democracy goes to Mars! It's a pity the Martians
  26. delorian
    delorian 28 August 2014 14: 02
    0
    I can’t understand why they simply can’t restore Saturn 5 which created the background. Brown is checked and reliable ..... it’s as if the money is being sawn