Monumental Opportunities of the SLS

As NASA sets its sights once again on pushing the boundaries of human space exploration, the Agency is returning to the Apollo-like configuration of a small crew capsule launched by a massive rocket. Nonetheless, the Space Launch System, set to become the world’s biggest rocket, also conceals traces of the Space Shuttle Program. And, as a familiar design is brought into the 21st century, it carries the promise of untold spinoff technologies over the coming decades.

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