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nasa-prepares-sls-rocket-for-the-first-crewed-artemis-mission

NASA prepares SLS rocket for the first crewed Artemis mission

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NASA has said it is making great progress on building the rocket for Artemis II, the first crewed flight of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion spacecraft.

Scheduled for take-off in 2024, Artemis II will see NASA’s SLS rocket produce more than 8.8 million pounds of thrust launch the mission beyond Earth’s orbit and onward to the Moon.

At lift-off, the core stage with its four RS-25 engines and the twin boosters fire to propel SLS off the launch pad into orbit.

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