NASA unveils the most powerful rocket ever built

furpile

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No, that is with the Block 2 boosters which don't exist yet.

Payload to LEO
Block 1: 209,000 lb (95 t)
Block 2: 290,000 lb (130 t)

Payload to Moon
Block 1: > 57,000 lb (26,000 kg)
Block 1B Crew: 75,000–82,000 lb (34,000–37,000 kg)
Block 1B Cargo: 82,000–88,000 lb (37,000–40,000 kg)
Block 2: > 99,000 lb (45,000 kg)

Ok, the intro on the wiki page says that Congress requires 150 ton payload, but all their specs only go to 130 tons. Thought it had been updated along the way.
 

Hamster

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Gotta say one thing, apart from the marvel of man's ingenuity, we're all extremely fortunate and blessed to be alive in an era where we can be real time witness to another human being stepping onto a distant world besides our own...

Extraordinary.
Christopher Columbus's nephew said the same thing
 
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