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NASA Tests Mars Rocket Booster

A powerful new rocket booster intended one day to take humans to Mars was successfully test fired Tuesday at a facility in Utah, NASA said. This was the second and last qualification ground test for the “most powerful rocket in the world,” with an uncrewed test flight of NASA’s Orion spacecraft scheduled for late 2018. Manned flights could begin within years if that test is successful. “This final qualification test of the booster system shows real progress in the development of the...

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