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NASA prepares to launch the most powerful rocket ever built in january 17.

 NASA prepares to launch the most powerful rocket ever built on january 17. 

NASA's 2021 rocket

Space travel is exciting and a great proof of the technological development of humanity. Now, NASA will take things a step further by launching "the most powerful rocket that has ever been built" on January 17, 2021.

According to the agency, the beast will be used for non-commercial manned space flight. The Space Launch System (SLS) has been operating for a long time and has been delayed several times due to various reasons cited by the agency. The "most powerful" rocket is central to the ambitious Artemis space program where they will put "the first woman and the next man" on the moon.

A rocket usually has two major components - a liquid fuel engine and a solid fuel booster. This later helps to promote the first ascent of the spacecraft as it leaves the lower regions of the Earth, providing an extra thrust. On the first ignition test run, the agency will test only liquid fuel engines.

The test is the final stage for NASA's eight-part test run. The agency has named this process "SLS Green Run". The previous phase, i.e., the seventh phase, was successfully completed on December 20, 2020. That test showed that the rocket could carry around 700,000 gallons (265,000 liters) of super-liquid liquid fuel. It may also be that the fuel removed without any problem during the flight. The final stage will be performed at NASA's Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.

"During our wet dress rehearsal Green Run test, the core stage, stage controller, and Green Run software all performed flawlessly, and there was no leakage when the tanks were fully loaded and refilled for almost two hours," Julie Basler said the manager of SLS at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. He said the collective data from all previous tests convinced the team that they could move forward with a "hot fire".

The SLS is a 322-foot-long anthem, but is still slightly smaller than the Saturn V (363 feet), a rocket that carried astronauts to the moon in the 1960s. It lacks in size, it exceeds power as it is capable of 15% more thrust during lift-off as well as climbing. Additionally, the rocket can also carry very high loads in outer space.

According to the official website, the rocket can successfully support the moon by 27 tonnes (24,000 kg). It is also slated by as a "better cargo mover" than previous craft such as the Saturn V.

Space enthusiasts can probably watch the test run live on NASA's official YouTube channel as most of their big projects are usually live streams.

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