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Could we launch from the moon to another planetary body? [closed]

Would it be possible with currently rocket technology or technology towards the end of its development (ex. SLS, Starship, New Glenn, etc.) to launch from the moon. Of course, we would send down a ...
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Can we launch from the moon?

Would it be possible with currently rocket technology or technology towards the end of its development (ex. SLS, Starship, New Glenn, etc.) to launch from the moon. Of course, we would send down a ...
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Why doesn't New Shepard lift off at T=0 seconds? [duplicate]

I have seen New Shepard lift off at T+07 seconds and not at (or close to) T=00 seconds. Most of the rockets to the best of my knowledge lift-off exactly (or around) T=00 seconds. Engine ignition takes ...
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Why all the 'dust' on liftoff?

To bring things back to earth (literally), why is there such a plume of what I can only imagine is dust on liftoff from launchpads on Earth? Every launch I see from Earth has a huge cloud shooting out ...
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