Watch NASA test the world’s most powerful rocket ever on Saturday

NASA is going to light up the most powerful rocket it’s ever built Saturday (Jan. 16), though it won’t go anywhere.

The test, scheduled for sometime between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. EST, will be the first test of the core of the Space Launch System (SLS). That’s the rocket NASA hopes will one day carry a new generation of astronauts to the moon and handle other missions beyond the scope of existing commercial crew vehicles. As Live Science reported, it’s a bit shorter than the Saturn V rockets that carried Apollo astronauts to the moon, but it’s more powerful. It will produce 15% more thrust during liftoff and ascent compared with the Saturn V.

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