NASA plans 'most powerful rocket'

US space agency unveils new heavy-lift rocket capable of longer ranges than previous vessels.

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    NASA, the US space agency, has unveiled plans for a new heavy-lift, deep-space rocket, which it says will carry astronauts further than ever before.

    The rocket is similar to the renowned Saturn 5, which transported humans to the moon four decades ago. This version, however, is 20 times more powerful.

    The development of the new rocket and all its systems is set to take 14 years, before it embarks on its first mission to an asteroid.

    Al Jazeera's Monica Villamizar reports from Washington, DC.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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