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Artist Concept: Space Launch System Takes Flight

Artist Concept: Space Launch System Takes Flight

Artist Concept: Space Launch System Takes Flight: Artist concept of NASA?s Space Launch System (SLS) 70-metric-ton configuration launching to space. SLS will be the most powerful rocket ever built for deep space missions, including to an asteroid and ultimately to Mars. The first SLS mission -- Exploration Mission 1 -- will launch an uncrewed Orion spacecraft to a stable orbit beyond the moon and bring it back to Earth to demonstrate the integrated system performance of the SLS rocket and Orion spacecraft?s re-entry and landing prior to a crewed flight.
Image credit: NASA/MSFC
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