US Vice President Mike Pence is set to visit NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Centre in Alabama on Monday which is building the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket along with the other technologies and systems needed to send astronauts into deep space.
The visit will give Pence an update on the progress of the SLS rocket and International Space Station science operations as the agency prepares for missions to deep space, around the Moon and ultimately to Mars, NASA said in a statement on Sunday.
NASA has set its goal of sending humans to the Red Planet in the 2030s.
“The Vice President will tour Marshall’s Payload Operations Integration Centre, where all scientific research aboard the station is managed around-the-clock, 365 days a year. This research is helping people learn how to live and work in space for long periods,” the US space agency added. Read More…