We're engineers working on the launch vehicle and spacecraft technologies that will help NASA on its Journey to Mars. Ask us anything about how we will get there.
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NASA is building the Space Launch System, or SLS, a new heavy-lift rocket and Orion, the crew capsule that will ride on top and carry astronauts. Together, this capability gives us the ability to go farther into the universe than ever before. It takes a village to build and launch SLS and Orion and explore the capabilities needed such as deep space habitat systems and advanced propulsion technologies to send humans to the Red Planet. NASA contract partners and NASA Orion, SLS and Ground Systems Development & Operations (GSDO) representatives are here to answer your questions about getting to Mars.
For more information: https://www.nasa.gov/exploration/systems/sls/index.html
Answering your questions today are:
AEROJET ROCKETDYNE | Joe Cassady – Executive Director for Space
ORBITAL ATK | Mark Tobias – Orbital ATK, Advanced Programs Chief Engineer
LOCKHEED MARTIN | Bill Pratt, Engineer for Deep Space Exploration
BOEING | Rick Bottomley and Darby Cooper, Space Launch System managers
NASA | Andy Schorr – Space Launch System Spacecraft/Payload Integration and Evolution Assistant Manager
NASA | Nujoud Merancy - Mission Planning and Analysis Lead for Orion
NASA | Shawn Quinn - Exploration Ground Systems Manager, Ground Systems Development and Operations Program