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NASA to Conduct Second Green Run Hotfire Test of Space Launch System Core Stage

Space Launch System

NASA will perform a second hotfire test of the core stage of the Space Launch System at the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi no earlier than the last week of February. The second static fire test of four RS-25 engines of the SLS core stage is the final step in the Green Run test campaign that kicked off a year ago. 

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Core Stage of SLS Rocket for Lunar Mission Nears Completion

NASA and Boeing have assembled 80 percent of the core stage of the Space Launch System rocket to bring the Orion spacecraft to the moon as part of the Artemis 1 mission. The agency said Monday that the milestone comes after crews connected the hydrogen fuel tank to the SLS core stage’s upper part, which consists of the intertank, liquid oxygen propellant tank and the forward skirt housing the rocket’s flight computers.

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