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NASA chief gets latest look at new moon rocket

Updated : 2019-12-11 18:56:51

NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine and the media got an up-close look Monday at a huge, newly completed rocket for the program aimed at putting a man and woman on the moon as early as 2024.

An employee walks up to two of the four rocket engines of NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) as the Artemis 1 rocket core stage is assembled at the NASA Michoud Assembly Center in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
An employee walks up to two of the four rocket engines of NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) as the Artemis 1 rocket core stage is assembled at the NASA Michoud Assembly Center in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine speaks to a group of invited news media and social media influencers in front of NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) core stage and engines that will be used in the Artemis1 mission. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine speaks to a group of invited news media and social media influencers in front of NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) core stage and engines that will be used in the Artemis1 mission. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
NASA astronaut Matt Dominick walks past NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) core stage and four attached rocket engines that will be used for the Artemis 1 mission. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
NASA astronaut Matt Dominick walks past NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) core stage and four attached rocket engines that will be used for the Artemis 1 mission. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
A group of social media influencers, who were invited with news media, take photos of the Artemis 1 rocket's core stage and engines, at the NASA Michoud Assembly Center in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
A group of social media influencers, who were invited with news media, take photos of the Artemis 1 rocket's core stage and engines, at the NASA Michoud Assembly Center in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Employees watch speakers as they stand on the scaffolding in front of the four rocket engines that have been attached to the core stage of the Artemis 1 rocket at the NASA Michoud Assembly Center. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Employees watch speakers as they stand on the scaffolding in front of the four rocket engines that have been attached to the core stage of the Artemis 1 rocket at the NASA Michoud Assembly Center. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Employees walk past the core stage and four attached rocket engines (underneath scaffolding) part of NASA's Space Launch System (SLS), that will be used for the Artemis 1 mission, at the NASA Michoud Assembly Center. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Employees walk past the core stage and four attached rocket engines (underneath scaffolding) part of NASA's Space Launch System (SLS), that will be used for the Artemis 1 mission, at the NASA Michoud Assembly Center. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
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