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They knew deep space launch vehicle unveiled and super earth planet newly discovered.
Because of -- rocket that we fired into space David Brody is back he's our science and space -- space dot com can get to see you tell me what's going.
Well this of course is the shuttle where we're familiar with what this thing looks like NASA announced yesterday that it's throwing.
All of its -- into the basket -- they marched larger vehicle to be called them.
Space launch system some people calling -- the senate launch system because.
They think it was designed by senators instead -- by rocket scientists.
But He will be the next generation vehicle it won't fly won the first version of the won't fly until 2017.
-- it won't actually take people into space perhaps until 2020 or so something like.
But it will eventually be very much larger and give us.
NASA says the capability of going to -- going to the asteroids going back to the -- really getting out there and and doing what.
The space agency should do there's a lot of skepticism as to whether the vehicle or -- -- We're looking at a picture of it now on the monitor it uses a lot of technology that's derived from the shuttle that we have sitting here.
On the set but it's a lot safer and you can see why immediately the crew right up front.
So they're right up there in the top of it in a capsule parked car with an escape tower so that if anything should go wrong on launch they do have the ability to.
-- an entire capsule and -- safe.
And just explain before what would they have to do in order to be saying well before we have that the shuttle on the shuttle actually the crew road.
In back of the downstream debris field of stuff coming off the tank.
And that was responsible ever thought that call me an idea.
Well it wasn't known that it was a bad idea let me be charitable and say it that way there over the engineers who who flagged this very early on but nothing was done about it.
Because -- program like this gets a lot of momentum it's very hard to rock directional you can't change the direction -- trust -- pocket rocket.
This people watching might have this question I thought we saw the last shuttle launch and and last shuttle landing so how is it possible that it's coming back.
Well Michelle isn't this winged vehicle.
Is not on Indian museum item.
But pieces of its technology are going to be used in the new.
Vehicle which is why we have this -- thing here at black Jack Davis that was what I guess on that -- -- like write a line of fire I'm not gonna get is where it's not a life.
Anti tank weapon you know -- -- the resemblance.
These -- space shuttle main engines back -- shot to camera three.
The new vehicle is -- use five of them they're.
Silica faster yeah it won't go any faster but it will go further will be able to carry a lot more -- -- so let me -- looking for.
Like what what what's our what's our Q you know I wish it would still -- -- but it depends on on who we -- as to what you want out of space.
It would be very nice to land astronauts on Mars it would be very nice to go to an asteroid and -- -- asteroids.
Are made of my -- to go back to the moon and set up from the mining operations so that we can actually -- -- -- we -- for more space.
We're looking for alien beings -- -- doing all that but I don't think we're looking to move large populations off the surface of the -- in this thing is this is about finding out what really makes the universe.
-- him -- some really exciting discoveries in terms of very very deep space where rockets of ours will never go.
But we're starting to see planets that are are kind of earth like -- in fact stay tuned later on this afternoon of these some breaking news about that.
Yeah -- -- -- a little bit of sound from lot of little bit of a sound bite from Charles rodent Bolden who was the NASA administrator for sure that's just real quickly things -- talk about the rocket that we can should.
The next chapter of America's space exploration story is being written today.
Today I am pleased to announce that NASA has selected the design of its new deep space system.
That will take American astronauts further into space than any nation has gone before.
And create jobs.
Right here at home.
Boy I tell you -- -- -- let's create jobs right here at home -- there's lead and a lot of people with this community believes that that is the reason for this configuration of rocket it is primarily a jobs program it is not really about exploration.
Right -- government.
Unfortunately big government too large aerospace contractors.
On the one hand that's very good because it keeps a lot of people employed him to keep that vulnerable when the government decides to -- it we've already seen -- done or when we discover that -- can't actually be built for the money it was promised to be built which was the case with the shuttle program so we could be going down really that road again.
There -- a lot of folks in the private -- commercial industry.
Who say really we could use that money better but of course that would say that because they're private entrepreneurs they're looking for -- -- Linda -- yeah.
Seriously they're they're thinking of ways to make it better so that when it if if and when -- gets handed off from the government again like when they shut down the shuttle program.
The private sector can pick up and go.
When private sector entrepreneurs rocket engineers and scientists are allowed to talk by themselves that's what happens.
Win big government gets involved something altogether different happens and I fear that maybe the room where half of them.
Well we got to keep our fingers crossed because of the big news today with the job creation let's hope that it actually happens of the did Bernie good to see you this morning thank you so much I did two -- --
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