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The Rocky Road to the Most Powerful Rocket in History

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In 2024, NASA plans to send the first humans to the Moon (well, around the Moon) in over 50 years ago. And in order to get the necessary oomph to hurl those astronauts over there, NASA will be using its most powerful rocket ever: the controversial Space Launch System.

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