NASA’s Biggest Rocket: Thrust Would Be Useful Now
Some of the more exciting plans for the future of space exploration are currently quite literally out of reach.
The United States doesn’t have the rocket power to send men to the moon or to Mars. There are some big rockets in the pipeline that will soon restore that power to the United States, but none can match the power of Nova. Nova was NASA’s first heavy launch vehicle that never made it to the launch pad — let alone off it.
Photo: The Nova rocket, at bottom, is shown compared to the Saturn 5 rocket at top. credit: NASA