VIDEO: NASA’s Space Launch System Features Unprecedented Capabilities For Deep-Space Exploration

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ABOVE VIDEO: NASA’s Space Launch System is a powerful, advanced launch vehicle for a new era of human exploration beyond Earth’s orbit.

NASA’s Space Launch System is a powerful, advanced launch vehicle for a new era of human exploration beyond Earth’s orbit that will launch fro Kennedy Space Center.

With its unprecedented power and capabilities, SLS will launch crews of up to four astronauts in the agency’s Orion spacecraft on missions to explore multiple, deep-space destinations — including an asteroid and ultimately Mars.

NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) will be the most powerful rocket in history for deep-space missions, including to an asteroid and ultimately to Mars.

The first flight test of the SLS will feature a configuration for a 70-metric-ton (77-ton) lift capacity and carry an uncrewed Orion spacecraft beyond low-Earth orbit to test the performance of the integrated system.

As the SLS evolves, it will provide an unprecedented lift capability of 130 metric tons (143 tons) to enable missions even farther into our solar system.

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NASA’s Space Launch System is a powerful, advanced launch vehicle for a new era of human exploration beyond Earth’s orbit. (NASA.gov image)

NASA’s Space Launch System is a powerful, advanced launch vehicle for a new era of human exploration beyond Earth’s orbit. (NASA.gov image)


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