America needs to “go deep” to win the race against China for dominance in deep space. In particular, we need a national focus on the Space Launch System (SLS) if we are to preserve and maintain our leadership in deep space exploration. We not only need support from American industry but also from the American people for a truly united and patriotic effort that will succeed.
Several U.S.-based contractors have come together to create a rocket for the Space Launch System (SLS) that, according to NASA, is the “most powerful rocket” it has ever built. It’s being billed as a “megarocket” that is more powerful than the historic Saturn V, which is really saying something.