SLS rocket still on track for 2021 launch to the moon

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

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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.

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.

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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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