Animation depicting NASA’s Space Launch System, the world's most powerful rocket for a new era of human exploration beyond Earth’s orbit. With its unprecedented capabilities, SLS will launch astronauts in the agency’s Orion spacecraft on missions to explore multiple, deep-space destinations, including Mars. Traveling to deep space requires a large vehicle that can carry huge payloads, and future evolutions of SLS with the exploration upper stage and advanced boosters will increase the rocket’s lift capability and flexibility for multiple types of mission needs. For more information on SLS, visit http://www.nasa.gov/exploration/systems/sls/index.html. (Nov 1, 2017)
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The Space Launch System (SLS) is based on the American heavy expendable launch vehicle SLS. It...