ULA Vulcan Centaur rocket upper stage arrives at Cape Canaveral

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — United Launch Alliance is moving closer to a mission that will send a commercial lunar lander to the moon.


A ship delivered the upper stage of the Vulcan Centaur rocket to the space coast Monday afternoon.

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The rocket is set to launch from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station between Christmas Eve and the day after Christmas.

The planned launch has been delayed several times by ULA.

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The Vulcan Centaur rocket will replace ULA’s Atlas V and Delta IV launch vehicles.

The Vulcan Centaur rocket will carry a lunar lander, some satellites, cremated remains, and more when it launches in December.

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