NASA test new rocket

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NASA have tested a new rocket in preparations for their trip to the Moon in 2024.

Two of these booster rockets will make up Nasa’s massive Space Launch System (SLS) rocket. This is the biggest launcher built since the 1960s.

The test was conducted in the desert in Utah. It lasted for 2-minutes and the tester was secured to the ground where it expelled a huge column of flames.

The test was designed to check the performance and manufacturing quality of the booster’s rocket motor.

These rocket boosters will provide most of the power – in the first two minutes of the rocket’s planned journey to space in 2024.

Each booster is 54m (177ft) long and 4m (12ft) wide, which makes them the largest and most powerful solid boosters ever built.

The mission in 2024 will be called Artemis 1.

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