NASA can now use a commercial rocket to fly Orion's capsule around the Moon
A long-term plan for launching the Orion Moon mission aboard the Mass Space Launch System (SLS) is being revised.
News: NASA's administrator Jim Briddingston recently sent unexpected news. In front of the US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation on Wednesday morning, he opened the possibility of using commercial missiles to initially launch the Orion Crew capsule (without the actual team on board to get started). This marks a major change from the use of the planned space launch system (SLS), the largest (and significantly delayed) missile that has ever been built in US history.
What he said:
schedule. It was originally planned to begin in December 201