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Artist Concept: Space Launch System in Flight

SLS Block 1 after burner

This artist concept shows NASA’s new rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS), in its Block 1 crew vehicle configuration. The SLS is a super-heavy-lift rocket that will provide an entirely new capability human exploration beyond Earth’s orbit. The first SLS mission – Artemis I will launch an uncrewed Orion spacecraft to demonstrate the inte­grated system performance of the SLS rocket and spacecraft prior to a crewed flight.

Image credit: NASA/MSFC