NASA's Space Launch System is a heavy-lift launch vehicle capable of powering the Orion spacecraft and cargo beyond low Earth orbit.
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First, you line them up, then you stack them high!
The boosters are the first elements of SLS to be installed on the mobile launcher for #Artemis I. @NASAGroundSys will use a crane to lift the segments and stack them one by one on the mobile launcher >>
How does space affect the human body? Findings from NASA researchers in @CellPressNews looks at data from astronauts (including NASA’s Twin Study), and may reveal a common thread driving certain health issues associated with long-duration spaceflight:
✅ The first piece of the @NASA_SLS rocket on the mobile launcher has been stacked!
On Nov. 21, engineers lowered the first of 10 segments into place for the twin solid rocket boosters that'll power the first flight of the new deep space rocket:
The first pieces of the twin @NASA_SLS rocket boosters for the #Artemis I mission were recently placed on the mobile launcher inside the Vehicle Assembly Building at @NASAKennedy. Over several weeks, the other segments will be stacked one at a time:
It's almost time to make a splash! @NASA_Orion's Structural Test Article completed its cross-country road trip to NASA Langley. Now it's prepping for a series of water impact tests in early 2021. These tests will pave the way for humans to return to the Moon!
Over the next few weeks, @NASA_SLS's solid rocket boosters will be transported, processed & stacked in preparation for the #Artemis I launch!
Workers will assemble the twin five-segment boosters on the mobile launcher inside the Vehicle Assembly Building:
As teams continue Green Run testing of the SLS core stage, @NASAStennis test teams are preparing for an upcoming test series that will evaluate new components for development and production of new RS-25 engines for future #Artemis missions.
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Charged with the historic task of exploring the Moon, Apollo astronauts couldn't risk getting sick from bacteria in their food. A system developed to ensure that meals aboard the capsule were hazard-free now keeps food on your Thanksgiving table safe:
NASA installed a developmental RS-25 engine into the test stand at Stennis. This engine will be used in an upcoming test series to gather data and evaluate new components for development and production of new RS-25 engines for future #Artemis missions.
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