The US launched the heaviest rocket in the last 50 years


The first super-heavy Space Launch System launch vehicle since 1973 with the ORION spacecraft was launched from the Kennedy Space Center in the United States. This NASA launch is the first in a series of planned Artemis missions that will allow humans to explore the Moon and, later, Mars.


54 years after the first supposed landing of a man on the surface of the Earth's satellite, NASA decided to revive the lunar program, setting it even more ambitious goals. Already next year it is planned to launch a carrier rocket with a manned spacecraft to the Moon. And in 2025, the Artemis III project will be launched, which involves the landing of astronauts on the Earth's satellite.


The launch mass of the new launch vehicle is 2600 tons, which makes it the second after the 5 tons Saturn-2960, which last launched to the Moon in 1973. According to NASA's plans, the exploration of the Moon will help prepare and carry out missions to Mars in the near future.

In parallel with NASA, Elon Musk's SpaceX is developing a super-heavy rocket. The 5000-ton Starship rocket is already undergoing static testing in the US. This rocket will be the largest in the history of astronautics - 122 meters high and with a launch thrust of 75 kN. The purpose of Starship is similar to that launched by Artemis I - the delivery of people and payloads to the Moon and subsequently to Mars.
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  1. molybdenum Offline molybdenum
    molybdenum (Stanislav) 16 November 2022 17: 10
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    Beauties! Looking at these two launches, you understand that Saturn-5 was already flying up to the clouds at full suction, and in the NASA mission control center they looked with horror at the fuel reserve lamp and prayed that it would light up at least behind the clouds.
    Luna speak... in 1973? :-)
    1. Ugens Online Ugens
      Ugens (Victor) 16 November 2022 19: 14
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      Of course not, because the Earth is flat.
      1. About the poor hussar 17 November 2022 16: 35
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        Quote from ugens
        Of course not, because the Earth is flat.

        the rocket would have crashed into the sky
        1. Ugens Online Ugens
          Ugens (Victor) 17 November 2022 19: 33
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          Definitely.
  2. Afinogen Offline Afinogen
    Afinogen (Afinogen) 16 November 2022 17: 18
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    54 years after the first alleged landing of a man on the surface of the Earth's satellite

    What does supposed mean? There is nothing to even assume, they were not on any moon. Dreamed yes, it was. And they still dream big.
  3. Vox_Populi Offline Vox_Populi
    Vox_Populi (vox populi) 16 November 2022 20: 10
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    54 years after the first supposed landing of a man on the surface of the Earth's satellite, NASA decided to revive the lunar program, setting it even more ambitious goals.

    But why the "proposed landing", why these strained doubts ??? All serious people have long been convinced that the Americans have been to the moon more than once!
    1. Semyon Sukhov Offline Semyon Sukhov
      Semyon Sukhov (Semyon Sukhov) 18 November 2022 15: 22
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      "All serious people have long been convinced" that Guaidó is the President of Venezuela...
  4. Anton Veselov Offline Anton Veselov
    Anton Veselov (Anton Veselov) 16 November 2022 22: 41
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    the Americans decided to urgently stomp on the moon until their lunar scam of the 70s was revealed to the entire planet)
  5. Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 16 November 2022 23: 49
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    sad that the Americans are no longer competing with us, but with the Chinese .... Who would have thought 50 years ago ...

    Our main trampoline promoter, after the collapse of the industry, in the NATO body kit teaches us to live and promise LDNR
    1. 1_2 Offline 1_2
      1_2 (Ducks are flying) 17 November 2022 00: 27
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      the Yankees are ahead of the planet in ... printing junk currencies
    2. KirillM Offline KirillM
      KirillM (Kirill) 18 November 2022 13: 30
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      Change the training manual, it’s not interesting already, * your * main trampoline has long been no longer in Roskosmos
  6. Retvizan1974 Offline Retvizan1974
    Retvizan1974 (Alexander) 17 November 2022 00: 08
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    Starting weight 2600 tons ??? even so, but "launching mass" and "payload" are so different things that ...
    1. Kristallovich Online Kristallovich
      Kristallovich (Ruslan) 17 November 2022 08: 07
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      Someone wrote that it's the same thing?
  7. 1_2 Offline 1_2
    1_2 (Ducks are flying) 17 November 2022 00: 26
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    in the year 25 they will come up with a lie to postpone the landing to the year 30 ... or they will land again in the Hollywood pavilion
  8. Vox_Populi Offline Vox_Populi
    Vox_Populi (vox populi) 17 November 2022 18: 02
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    When we ourselves cannot fly to the moon, trolls and "patriots" compensate for this with illiterate comments!
    Well done, what more can I say... winked
  9. KirillM Offline KirillM
    KirillM (Kirill) 18 November 2022 12: 54
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    The most powerful in 50 years??
    Such energy - well, yes, yes, why did I go;)
    1. Ibuprofen Offline Ibuprofen
      Ibuprofen (Novel) 24 November 2022 07: 30
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      The energy is a little weaker.
  10. ont65 Offline ont65
    ont65 (Oleg) 19 November 2022 06: 10
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    Someone else said I'll be back a long time ago, but didn't say why. $93bn 'biggest' conversion of an old Shuttle into the latest Saturn-type SLS. if striking, then the scope of spending in the genre of 'you never dreamed of'. Meanwhile, the universe is silent, surprising enterprising Americans. Musk is selling tickets to Mars with might and main, but aliens are only seen in Hollywood studios and the meaning of such an action is clear only to the old showman Trump, who has decided to show that America has not yet been blown away at the 'We're on the Moon Again' retroshow. Well, okay, stock up on popcorn and wait for the next accident of a bunch of representatives of a special nation lost in space in the House-2 genre or any other that the White House deems appropriate. Joking aside, the payload of this monster - a Japanese descent mini-module object - is more interesting than the entire 'mission' as a whole.