NASA's rocket that will power the next Moon landing is 90% complete

The rocket that is set to power the next Moon landing is about 90% complete, will take the first women and the next man.

Published Fri, Aug 16 2019 3:10 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:47 AM CST

One of NASA's top officials has spoken out about the progress engineers are having building the next rocket that will take some extremely lucky astronauts to the lunar surface.

NASA's rocket that will power the next Moon landing is 90% complete |

According to NASA administrator, Jim Bridenstine who spoke to journalists on Thursday at the New Orleans space facility while standing in front of the Orion capsule said that the rocket is about 90% complete. Engineers are still currently working on the core stage of the rocket which is the most complex and tedious part of the building process.

The Orion rocket will be apart of the Artemis 1 moon mission and the first test flight has been scheduled for 2020. The test flight will take a crewless Orion capsule around the Moon twice, yes, its going to do a loop around the moon over the course of a 25.5 day period. After the initial tests of the Orion capsule, the rocket is planned to take the first women and the next man to the lunar surface.

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