Thursday, August 31, 2017

NASA Concludes Summer Testing of Deep Space Rocket Engines



NASA engineers closed a summer of hot fire testing Aug. 30 for flight controllers on RS-25 engines that will help power the new Space Launch System (SLS) rocket being built to carry astronauts to deep-space destinations, including Mars. The 500-second hot fire an RS-25 engine flight controller unit on the A-1 Test Stand at Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi marked another step toward the nation’s return to human deep-space exploration missions. 

Credit: NASA Stennis 
Duration: 9 minutes 
Release Date: Aug 30, 2017 

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