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See how NASA's new mega rocket, the Space Launch System, measures up for deep space missions in this SPACE.com infographic.

Wondering how NASA's big new rocket compares? Check this cool graphic

See how NASA's new mega rocket, the Space Launch System, measures up for deep space missions in this SPACE.com infographic.

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An artist's rendering of NASA's Space Launch System (SLS). Boeing is the prime contractor responsible for the SLS cryogenic stages and avionics.

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Reusable Rocket Launch Systems: How They Work (Infographic) space.com #space #spaceshuttle #spacecraft

Reusable Rocket Launch Systems: How They Work (Infographic) space.com #space #spaceshuttle #spacecraft

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Cosmic apparel throughout history for the American, Russian and Chinese space programs. #Infographic

Cosmic apparel throughout history for the American, Russian and Chinese space programs. #Infographic

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NASA's massive Space Launch System rocket takes off in 2018

NASA's Space Launch System inches even closer to flight

NASA has been toiling away on its heavy-lifting Space Launch System since around and now those rocket plans have taken another giant leap toward actual...

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NASA's Space Launch System passes major agency review, moves to preliminary design

The Space Launch System Program completed a combined System Requirements Review and System Definition Review, which set requirements of the overall launch vehicle system, meaning SLS moves to its preliminary design phase, the agency reported.

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Space Launch System: A Bolder Mission

NASA's Space Launch System: A Bolder Mission — Space Launch System, or SLS, begins a bolder mission for NASA and the world -- a new era of exploration unlike anything we've done before. Able to carry more payload than the space shuttle and generate more thrust at launch than the Saturn V, SLS will send the Orion spacecraft farther into space than Apollo ever ventured...and that's just the first flight!

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