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NASA_SLS

NASA_SLS

NASA's Space Launch System is a heavy-lift launch vehicle capable of powering the Orion spacecraft and cargo beyond low Earth orbit.

Huntsville, AL

Joined on 18 January, 2012

http://www.nasa.gov/sls

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What does a Moon mission have to do with the food on your Thanksgiving dinner plate? 🍗

Unable to risk Apollo astronauts getting sick so far from home, a series of safety practices were developed to eliminate hazards from the food production process >>

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Replying to @NASA_Johnson: How does space affect the human body? Findings from NASA researchers in @CellPressNews looks at data from astronauts (inc…

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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 >>

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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:

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Replying to @NASA_Langley: It's almost time to make a splash! @NASA_Orion's Structural Test Article completed its cross-country road trip to NASA La…

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Replying to @NASAKennedy: âś… The first piece of the @NASA_SLS rocket on the mobile launcher has been stacked!

On Nov. 21, engineers lowered the firs…

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âś… 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:

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Replying to @NASAexplores: The first pieces of the twin @NASA_SLS rocket boosters for the #Artemis I mission were recently placed on the mobile laun…

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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:

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#DidYouKnow the iconic "Worm" logo on the SLS rocket boosters stretches 28.7 feet from end to end on the boosters?The letters are 8.3 feet tall! WATCH >>

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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!

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Replying to @NASAKennedy: Over the next few weeks, @NASA_SLS's solid rocket boosters will be transported, processed & stacked in preparation for the…

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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:

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Replying to @NASAGroundSys: Photos inside the Rotation, Processing and Surge Facility at @NASAKennedy on Nov. 17 show the left and right booster seg…

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The boosters are the first parts of the SLS rocket to be assembled on the mobile launcher ahead of launch. Later this month, booster segments will be moved to the Vehicle Assembly Building at @NASAKennedy.

DETAILS FOR INTERESTED MEDIA >>

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Photos inside the Rotation, Processing and Surge Facility at @NASAKennedy on Nov. 17 show the left and right booster segments for @NASA_SLS during preparations for their move to the Vehicle Assembly Building...

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Replying to @NASA_Marshall: Though red dwarf stars are on the smaller side, they still pump out plenty of radiation—which could be bad news for life…

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Though red dwarf stars are on the smaller side, they still pump out plenty of radiation—which could be bad news for life on nearby planets >> @chandraxray

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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.

LEARN MORE >>

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Replying to @NASAspinoff: Charged with the historic task of exploring the Moon, Apollo astronauts couldn't risk getting sick from bacteria in their…

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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:

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Before NASA's Space Launch System rocket launches the first #Artemis mission to the Moon, a team of engineers at @NASAKennedy will monitor the loading of the super-cooled liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen into the rocket's core stage. How they practice >>

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#ICYMI - NASA is moving forward with the next tests in the SLS Green Run test campaign and preparing for a Green Run Hot Fire test for the week of Dec. 21st.

READ FOR MORE >>

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Just like we check the weather forecast before a trip here on Earth, #Artemis astronauts will want to check the weather in space before going to the Moon. Two space weather instruments on NASA's lunar Gateway could help with that. DETAILS >>

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Replying to @NASAStennis: NASA installed a developmental RS-25 engine into the test stand at Stennis. This engine will be used in an upcoming test s…

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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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How would you tap into the Moon's resources? Share your big idea on how to excavate the Moon’s icy regolith, or dirt, by entering the latest @NASAPrize challenge: NASA's Break the Ice Challenge.

DETAILS >>

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When NASA's Space Launch System rocket launches the #Artemis missions to the Moon, it is critical the launch complex can withstand the pressure.

Colorful simulations like this one help teams to prepare for those powerful Artemis launches. MORE >>

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Just like there are secrets that are yet to be discovered in our universe, NASA's new space coloring pages have hidden gems too. Download the pages, then share your creations on social media using #ColorWithNASA 🎨 DETAILS >>

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