Artist Concept of SLS on Launchpad
Artist Concept of SLS on Launchpad

The Space Launch System, or SLS, will be designed to carry the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle, as well as important cargo, equipment and science experiments to Earth's orbit and destinations beyond. Additionally, the SLS will serve as a back up for commercial and international partner transportation services to the International Space Station.

Image credit: NASA

(Concept updated July 30, 2013)

Page Last Updated: July 30th, 2013
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