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NASA’S GIANT SLS ROCKET ROLLED BACK FOR REPAIRS

NASA’S GIANT SLS ROCKET ROLLED BACK FOR REPAIRS

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There’s little debate that the most exciting move in a rocket’s repertoire is when it launches itself skywards on a column of flame

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But failing that, it’s still pretty interesting to see how these massive vehicles get juggled around down here on terra firma before getting fired off into the black.

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Which is great for anyone interested in NASA’s towering Space Launch System (SLS), as it’s been doing an awful lot of milling about on the ground for a vehicle designed to return humanity to the Moon.

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Most recently, the SLS completed a trek from the iconic Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) to launch pad 39B and back again aboard the same “crawler” that moved the Space Shuttle and Saturn V before it.

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. While the nearly 60-year-old tracked vehicle has received some updates to carry the 98 meter (322 ft) tall booster,

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Now in development for over a decade, the Space Launch System has been plagued with technical issues and delays.

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