VIDEO OF THE DAY: How Do You Assemble the Largest Rocket Ever Made?

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The SLS fueled-up core stage weighs around 2.3 million pounds and measures 212 feet long

ABOVE VIDEO: At the Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center, technicians practice and prepare to stack NASA’s Space Launch System rocket. (NASA video)

(NASA) –  At the Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center, technicians practice and prepare to stack NASA’s Space Launch System rocket.

The SLS fueled-up core stage weighs around 2.3 million pounds and measures 212 feet long.

The Vehicle Assembly Building, or VAB, is the large building at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, designed to assemble the large pre-manufactured space vehicle components, such as the massive Saturn V and the Space Shuttle; and stack them vertically onto the Mobile Launch Platform and crawler transporter.

The future Space Launch System will also be assembled there.

At 129,428,000 cubic feet, it is one of the largest buildings in the world by volume. The building is at Launch Complex 39 at KSC, on Merritt Island on the Atlantic coast of Florida.

The VAB is the largest single-story building in the world, was the tallest building 526 feet in Florida until 1974 and is still the tallest building in the United States outside an urban area.

The SLS fueled-up core stage weighs around 2.3 million pounds and measures 212 feet long (NASA image)

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