1 Count­down reaches zero

Science Illustrated - - SPACE -

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15 t of kerosene and liq­uid oxy­gen are ig­nited, and Sat­urn V lifts off from the ground. The ac­cel­er­a­tion sub­jects the as­tro­nauts to four times grav­ity (4 g).

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The un­manned, 111-m-high SLS rocket re­leases the im­mense power of its four nu­clear en­gines (the same type as the space shut­tles') and the two side rock­ets.

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