SLS rocket still on track for 2021 launch to the moon

VIDEO: SLS rocket still on track for 2021 launch

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — The world’s most powerful rocket is still on schedule for a 2021 launch from the Kennedy Space Center.

Boeing provided an update on the SLS rocket on Tuesday. It will launch with an Orion spacecraft on Artemis 1, an uncrewed mission around the moon.

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The launch is a critical step as NASA prepares to return astronauts to the lunar surface for the first time in more than 50 years.

NASA is leading the Artemis program but says it will take international cooperation to achieve a sustainable presence on the moon.

On Tuesday afternoon, NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine announced the signing of the Artemis Accords by several partnering nations.

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