NASA: project super-heavy launch delayed at least a year

NASA: project super-heavy launch delayed at least a year

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In reports of the U.S. government has repeatedly predicted that the heavy class rocket called the space launch System (SLS) will not be ready for first flight in 2018. After months of uncertainty NASA finally clarified the question of the timing of the project. The space Agency postpones the launch the most powerful rocket in 2019.

This is not the first long delay in a program aimed at sending astronauts into deep space and to Mars. The postponement was confirmed by the head of Department of NASA’s space exploration man bill Gerstenmaier (Bill Gerstenmaier). He gave an explanation of this decision, in response to the request of the Directorate of public responsibility, which conducted a review of the current plans of the Agency under the program of the far space.

The audit results confirmed the previous estimates: NASA enough time and money to make a launch in November 2018. On the way to this is a number of technical difficulties. The office recommended that NASA give measured response of the Congress will be held or not start the SLS to a planned deadline. And the space Agency has finally admitted that this goal cannot be achieved.