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NASA Image of the final solid rocket booster (right) being mated to a Delta II rocket (blue). Two boosters (white) can be seen already attached.
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NASA Image of the final solid rocket booster (right) being mated to a Delta II rocket (blue). Two boosters (white) can be seen already attached.

A solid rocket booster device is used to provide the main thrust in spacecraft launches from the launchpad up to an altitude of about 45 kilometres. The NASA Space Shuttle uses two.

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