Agencies SpaceX NASA United Launch Alliance Rocket Lab Indian Space Research Org. The Texas mishap is not expected to have any impact on launch plans for the astronauts Saturday — their Falcon 9 does not share any common technology with the heavy lift rocket. NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) provides a critical heavy-lift capability built to rigorous human-rated safety standards to carry people and cargo back to the moon – this time to stay – and on to Mars. China Space Agency Russian Space Agency European Space Agency. Below is a statistical comparison of the Saturn V, the space shuttle and many of today's heavy-lift rockets. A prototype of SpaceX’s upcoming heavy-lift rocket, Starship, exploded on Friday during ground tests in south Texas as Elon Musk’s space company pursued an … Saturn V rocket. NASA's Space Launch System will be safe, affordable, and sustainable, to continue America's journey of discovery from the unique vantage point of space. View the Falcon Heavy Launch Schedule and get launch information including location, launch videos, rocket information and launch dates. SLS will launch larger payloads farther in our solar system, faster than ever before possible. Falcon Heavy Launch Schedule. The Apollo 11 liftoff as seen from Launch … Upcoming launches and landings of crew members to and from the International Space Station, and launches of rockets delivering spacecraft that observe the …