SLS: Cool Ideas + No Budget = No Payload

NASA's Huge New SLS Rocket Could Power Missions Far Beyond Mars, Space.com

"NASA is contemplating space journeys far beyond a near-Earth asteroid, the moon or Mars for its new heavy-lift rocket in development. The Space Launch System (SLS), as it is called, could instead visit the moon of Pluto or return samples from other outer planets."

Keith's note: Curiously, not a word is mentioned in this article about the cost of these missions (both launching the SLS and building/operating the payloads). The reason for that omission is quite simple: there is no budget to pay for any of these proposed payloads - however cool, nifty, or useful they might be.

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