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It’s official: NASA’s new heavy lift rocket won’t launch until 2019

Not quite ready for takeoff
An artistic rendering of NASA's Space Launch System
Source: NASA/MSFC
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An artistic rendering of NASA's Space Launch System

NASA/MSFC

This may not come as a total surprise, but NASA has announced it’s delaying the

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