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Web Date: September 14, 2011

Powerful New Rocket Design Unveiled by NASA

Space Exploration: Planned launch system will allow agency to boost astronauts, cargo beyond Earth’s orbit
Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: NASA

NASA rolled out the design for its new Space Launch System today. The plans have been much anticipated by Congress and mark the start of NASA’s post-shuttle space exploration era.

“President Obama challenged us to be bold and dream big, and that’s exactly what we are doing at NASA,” said Administrator Charles Bolden in a statement. “While I was proud to fly on the space . . .

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