SLS is the most powerful rocket ever built and provides a critical heavy-lift launch capability Learn More ►
Launched by SLS, the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV) will transport astronauts farther than mankind has ever trekked before. Learn More ►
From human exploration of new worlds to robotic scouts cruising through space, SLS is every mission beyond low Earth orbit. Learn More ►
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How many pounds of thrust does the SLS 70 ton configuration produce?
8.4 million pounds of thrust. That is more than 31 times the total thrust of a 747 jet and equivalent to 160,000 Corvette engines. The heavy-lift rocket will be the most powerful rocket ever developed, reducing deep space mission time and costs.