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NASA's Moon Rocket

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Back to the Launchpad.

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NASA is getting ready to send its huge moon rocket into space for the third time.

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Workers were supposed to start rolling the rocket from the building to the launchpad on Thursday.

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NASA said on Monday, though, that the date had been moved up to Tuesday night.

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NASA has made a huge vehicle called a "crawler-transporter" to carry the rocket and launch tower.

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The Space Launch System and the Orion spacecraft are two parts of NASA's plan to send people back to the moon's surface.

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To get to the moon, which is about 240,000 miles away

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you would need a rocket powerful enough to send a big spaceship into orbit around the Earth.

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The big Space Launch System is getting ready for its trip to the moon, which will start on August 29.

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