New space race: NASA began preparing a rocket for launch to the moon

Information has appeared on the Web that NASA has begun preparations for the launch of the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket.
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will become part of the new lunar mission of the UnitedStates Artemis-1. It is expected that the actual launch of the 98-meter rocket will take place on August 29. At the same time, the first attempt will take place without astronauts and will be a demonstration.

It is reported that Artemis will allow American engineers and specialists to prepare for future Martian missions.

Recall that the SLS was assembled inKennedy Space Center in Florida. The rocket carries the Orion ship - Lockheed Martin specialists were responsible for its construction. It is assumed that he will fly around the moon, after which he will splash down in the ocean 42 days after launch.