NASA’s Space Launch System will be the largest and most powerful rocket ever built. With one variant standing over 400 feet tall, SLS will be taller than London’s Big Ben, and more than twice the height of the Statue of Liberty.
The 70-metric-ton configuration will lift more than 154,000 pounds and will provide 10 percent more thrust than the Saturn V rocket, while the 130-metric-ton-(143 ton) configuration will lift more than 286,000 pounds and provide 20 percent more thrust than the Saturn V, which will allow for a greater variety of mission profiles than any other launch system in history.
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