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Moon booster rocket fired up in critical test – Yahoo News Australia

Engineers in Utah fire up a booster rocket that will help send astronauts back to the Moon.



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Engineers have fired a kind of booster rocket that will help send Americans back to the Moon in 2024.
At 20:05 BST (15:05 EDT) the booster, which was secured to the ground, expelled an immense column of flame for two minutes.
Two of these boosters will form part of Nasa’s massive Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, the biggest launcher built since the Saturn V in the 1960s.
Wednesday’s rocket firing was carried out at a test site in Promontory, Utah.
The facility is operated by aerospace giant…

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