Why NASA hasn’t gone back to the Moon

by: Verge Science     Published on: 16 July 2019

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NASA has big plans to return to the Moon by 2024, and it’s banking on the historic Space Launch System (SLS) to get them there. But after years of delays and cost overruns, skeptics are questioning whether SLS should remain the biggest priority for NASA. As the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing approaches, we take a look at what the future of solar system exploration might bring.Correction: An earlier version of this video showed an incorrect SLS configuration at 00:32, and an older rocket model at 2:16. The video has been updated to correct those inaccuracies.Learn more: http://bit.ly/2YV9kIRSubscribe: http://bit.ly/2FqJZMlLike Verge Science on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2hoSukOFollow on Twitter: http://bit.ly/2Kr29B9Follow on Instagram: https://goo.gl/7ZeLvXRead More: http://www.theverge.comCommunity guidelines: http://bit.ly/2D0hlAvSubscribe to Verge on YouTube for explainers, product reviews, technology news, and more: http://goo.gl/G5RXGs