The Space Launch System can’t claim its original title as the world’s largest, most powerful rocket if NASA doesn’t finish building it.

At The Economist’s Space Summit, NASA confirmed that the agency might retire the SLS if other commercial launch vehicles become available, reported Business Insider on Friday. With costs ballooning to $24 billion from its original $18 billion estimate in 2011, combined with multiple delayed launch dates, it may finally be the time for NASA to cut its losses and focus on smaller targets, leaving Blue Origin’s New Glenn and SpaceX’s Big Falcon Rocket vying for the spotlight.

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