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Booster segments arrive at Kennedy Space Center for NASA’s SLS moon rocket

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — NASA’s next moon mission just took a big leap forward following the arrival of massive booster segments.

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The segments arrived at the Kennedy Space Center by train on Monday.

NASA teams can now start stacking the giant SLS moon rocket inside the Vehicle Assembly Building.

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The rocket’s twin, solid-rocket boosters will help propel the Artemis II astronauts on a trip around the moon.

“This is the critical hardware,” said Ken Kremer with Space UpClose. “And the core stage is also getting ready to come here soon too.”

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The Artemis II mission is scheduled to launch from Florida’s Space Coast in November of next year.

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