Feb 5, 2023

Bigger, faster, farther: A batch of new rockets is set to blast into space this year

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Last year, space fans witnessed the long-awaited first test flight of NASA’s moon-bound Space Launch System rocket, but this year could see even more action at the launch pad, as a slate of new rockets look to make their debut.

“There’s a lot to look forward to,” said Colleen Anderson, a historian of technology at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. “It’s going to be an interesting time with first flights for a lot of new launch vehicles.”

From new boosters to replacing old workhorses to the much-anticipated first flight of a huge rocket billed as the tallest and most powerful ever built, here’s what to look for this year.

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