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Weld by weld, NASA is getting closer to having the biggest rocket once again

Weld by weld, NASA is getting closer to having the biggest rocket once again With the Space Launch System (SLS), slowly coming together by pieces, it hopes to change that.The Space Launch System is a so-called super heavy-lift rocket, which puts it a category ahead of SpaceX’s venerable Falcon Heavy, and which also makes it the most powerful rocket every created.

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket significantly more powerful than first thought

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket significantly more powerful than first thought For the last few years, SpaceX has made waves with its Falcon 9 rockets.Now, the company has found another gem, albeit inadvertently — its Falcon 9 rocket is capable of producing far more thrust than it was originally rated for.

Watch NASA test the world’s largest solid rocket booster today live

A spectacular test is scheduled for today at Orbital ATK’s Utah rocket facility where the world’s largest solid rocket booster (SRB) will be fired.The SLS boosters are based on the SRBs that flew on the Space Shuttle missions.

Watch NASA fire the largest solid rocket booster in the world

Watch NASA fire the largest solid rocket booster in the world One of NASA’s main focuses right now is the development of the Space Launch System (SLS).It’s a super heavy-lift launch vehicle class of rocket, intended to take both cargo and crew into space.

SpaceX test-fires new Raptor rocket engine that could take humans to Mars

SpaceX test-fires new Raptor rocket engine that could take humans to Mars Elon Musk has just posted photos of SpaceX’s new Raptor engine undergoing its first successful test fire.The Raptor engine is intended to take humans to Mars.