After delays, NASA may now send its astronaut capsule to the moon on a private rocket

NASA’s plan to finish building the world’s largest rocket for a mission to the moon may now go in a different direction with commercial partners instead, a major blow to a program that has long been plagued by challenges.

Acknowledging cost overruns and schedule delays to the Space Launch System, as the rocket is called, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine testified before a Senate committee Wednesday that the agency is looking at using commercial rockets for what was to be the SLS rocket’s first launch. Read more here.