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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.

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.

Eye candy from space: The most beautiful panoramas and photos of the universe around us

Eye candy from space: The most beautiful panoramas and photos of the universe around us All that activity is eating the columns away from within, while it’s being burned away by other stars in its neighborhood.In this composite image, different colors correspond to the glow of different elements: oxygen in blue, hydrogen and nitrogen in green, and sulfur in red.

Powerful New Orleans tornado damages NASA's Michoud rocket factory

Powerful New Orleans tornado damages NASA's Michoud rocket factory A large tornado ripped through New Orleans and the surrounding area Tuesday, leaving a swath of devastation in its wake and damaging NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in the city.It's unclear how much damage the facility, which is helping to manufacture NASA's next mega-rocket, sustained.