The US space agency "NASA" has finished assembling the parts for the first giant rockets, the SLS rocket, and it is expected to begin its flights later this year.
And the BBC reported that engineers from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida have finished fixing the main part of the rocket body, which is 65 meters long, between two smaller support rockets, noting that it is the first time that the three basic components of the rocket have been combined in the form in which it will launch into space.
The network explained that the space launch system missile consists of a giant main part that contains fuel tanks and four engines, and on its sides are two support missiles, each 54 meters long, providing the bulk of the thrust that launches the missile from the ground during the first two minutes of launch.
The network pointed out that in the first flight, which was called "Artemis 1", the rocket will carry to the moon the "Orion" vehicle, which belongs to the latest generation of American manned spacecraft, but it will not carry humans to the need to test the new system before allowing this, as it is expected that these vehicles will carry man to the moon during the current decade.
It is noteworthy that engineers began assembling the two support rockets on the mobile launch platform in November of last year, and in the meantime, the main part of the space launch system was undergoing testing in Mississippi, where it went through a comprehensive evaluation program known as “Green Run.”