Tuesday, October 03, 2017

SLS Core Stage Pathfinder Arrives at NASA Michoud



The Space Launch System (SLS) core stage pathfinder, which is similar in similar in size, shape and weight to the 212-foot-tall core stage, arrived at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility early in the morning on September 27, 2017. To reduce the risk of first-time operations with one-of-a-kind spaceflight hardware for SLS, the agency built a core stage pathfinder. Like SLS, the core stage pathfinder will be doing something that's never been done—testing new shipping and handling equipment and procedures from the manufacturing site to the test site to the launch site.

Credit: NASA/MSFC/MAF/Steven Seipel
Release Date: September 27, 201
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