Core stage of rocket for moon mission complete

NASA officials commemorate the completion of the core stage of the SLS rocket that will eventually propel the next mission to the moon in 2024. (Dec. 9)

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NASA tests new rocket booster for extended space missions

NASA’s most powerful rocket Space Launch System (SLS) is testing a new rocket booster from the Orbital ATK Propulsion Systems’ test facilities in Promontory, Utah. The heavy-lift rocket will be able to accomplish farther mission into space and is to take astronauts to Mars. It is the last test before its first flight in 2018.


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