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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Long-lost siblings?

Filed under SLS, human spaceflight, Horizon Goal

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Long-lost siblings? Designed in the 1990s, Magnum (left) was a heavy lift NASA rocket based on existing space shuttle technologies that could have hauled about 80 metric tons of cargo to low-Earth orbit. Two decades later, the first SLS version (right) had a similar appearance and capabilities.

NASA / Johnson Frassanito and Associates, Houston

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