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Destined for Deep-Space: NASA Approves Production of Most Powerful Rocket Ever

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NASA gives the go-ahead to produce the most powerful rocket ever, but that’s not all…

NASA is calling its .99 billion rocket *Space Launch System*. The rocket was designed by Boeing for deep-space exploration to near-Earth asteroids, the moon and even Mars. The first flight test is scheduled for 2017 from Cape Canaveral, Florida. NASA says it wants to focus its attention on deep-space missions aboard Space Launch System, including a mission to land on an asteroid by the mid-2020s.

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