Say Hello to Your New Space Shuttle Replacement | Talking Points Memo

It’s not your grandfather’s space shuttle.

The design for NASA’s new Space Launch System (SLS), unveiled Wednesday morning, is touted as the vehicle that will allow astronauts to visit “near-Earth asteroids, Mars and its moons and beyond.” It’ll serve as a go-between for the International Space Station as well. Watch a video simulation below and find out more from NASA here.

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