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NASA decides not to put astronauts on the first launch of its very delayed new rocket

Sticking with Plan A
When it's finished, NASA's Space Launch System will be the most powerful rocket the world has ever seen. Unfortunately it's been running over budget and behind schedule.
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When it's finished, NASA's Space Launch System will be the most powerful rocket the world has ever seen. Unfortunately it's been running over budget and behind schedule.

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