NASA Preps Core Stage of Massive Space Launch System Megarocket for Big Test

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Oct 22, 2019
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The core stage of NASA's new megarocket, the massive Space Launch System (SLS), ready to leave its New Orleans home for an epic journey culminating in a space voyage.

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"The eventual goal of SLS is to ferry astronauts to the moon and more distant destinations, but first, NASA needs to test out the rocket without people on board. NASA has said it hopes to run that test flight – called Artemis 1 – by the end of 2020, but officials have said it could slip to 2021. That flight is expected to have SLS send an Orion spacecraft on a loop from Earth, around the moon and back to our planet again."

I think SLS is larger than the Saturn V of Apollo missions too. Sending an Orion spacecraft around the Moon and back will be very interesting and a good test.
 

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