NASA’s Space Launch System, or SLS, is an advanced launch vehicle that provides the foundation for human exploration beyond low Earth orbit. The SLS is the only rocket powerful enough to send the Orion spacecraft, astronauts, and large cargo to the Moon on a single mission. The SLS team is producing NASA’s first exploration-class rocket built since the Saturn V, which was used for missions like Apollo 11, bringing man to the moon for the first time.
To fill NASA’s future needs for deep space missions, the SLS is designed to expand to carry more mass, volume, and energy to the far reaches of space than any current launch vehicle can. This flexible design will open new possibilities for payloads, including robotic scientific missions to places like Mars, Saturn, and Jupiter.
Learn to construct and launch your own foam rocket as you model the activities your students will complete.