In photos: NASA’s SLS megarocket core stage arrives in Florida for 1st Artemis moon mission

An aerial view of NASA’s SLS rocket being offloaded from the Pegasus Barge on April 29, 2021, after arriving at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.  (Image credit: Jamie Peer/Mike Downs/NASA)

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA’s next megarocket for the moon, the Space Launch System (SLS) has arrived in Florida. The behemoth’s core stage arrived at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center via barge last Tuesday evening (April 27).

After a decade in the making, the agency celebrated as the core stage rolled into the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) two days later (April 29), marking the first time that all of the rocket’s components were in the same place. 

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