NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) is the largest, most powerful rocket ever built. It can also carry an incredible amount of fuel – 5.2 million pounds at launch.
SLS is designed for deep space travel. To achieve mission success, SLS requires 5.2 million pounds of fuel which is approximately the same amount to fill a 660,430 gallon Olympic-size swimming pool.
SLS is fueling Americans’ passion for space exploration and scientific discovery. It will be NASA’s premier vehicle to usher in a new generation of space exploration.