NASA Announces The First Flight of Its Biggest Rocket Since the 1970s

February 2, 2016 5:45 PM

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​The Space Launch System may take us back to the Moon and onward to Mars. But it'll start small with 13 small satellites in 2018.

NASA hasn't had a super heavy lift launch vehicle since the Saturn V was retired shortly after Apollo-Soyuz in 1973. But today, the agency announced the first flight of the Space Launch System in 2018. The rocket, which will be uncrewed for that launch, will carry 13 CubeSats to accomplish various r...

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