First SLS Launch from KSC Could Slip a Year

NASA’s new exploration rocket may not be ready for a first launch from Kennedy Space Center until November 2018, nearly a year later than previously planned, NASA said Wednesday.

The agency had been targeting the uncrewed test flight of the Space Launch System, or SLS, by December 2017, and still hopes to beat the new, slower timeframe established after a more detailed review of technical progress and budgets.

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