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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The Shuttle and SLS: Marking an Anniversary and Preparing for the Future...

Today marks three years since Atlantis embarked on the final mission of the space shuttle program, STS-135, and three more years till NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) begins its maiden flight, Exploration Mission 1. The Facebook fan-page for SLS honored the occasion by connecting the last shuttle mission with the first flight of America's next launch vehicle—set to take place in 2017. Who would've thought a liquid-fueled rocket engine would be so symbolic...

Marking three years since the last space shuttle flight and three years till the first flight of the Space Launch System.
Image courtesy of NASA's Space Launch System - Facebook.com

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