NASA, along with teams from Boeing and Aerojet Rocketdyne, completed integration of RS-25 engines with the core stage of the agency’s Space Launch System ahead of the Artemis I mission to the moon.Read More »
NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility has connected the first RS-25 engine to the core stage of a rocket that will support lunar missions with the Orion spacecraft.
Engineers docked one of four RS-25 engines to the Space Launch System's core stage as part of a collaborative effort with Boeing and Aerojet Rocketdyne, the space agency said Wednesday.Read More »
NASA's Kennedy Space Center has accepted delivery of hardware that would help personnel prepare for the Space Launch System's first Moon mission with the Orion spacecraft. The space agency said Saturday it will use the core stage pathfinder to train lift crews in handling hardware of the SLS rocket. Pathfinders are full-scale mock-up models that have the shape and size of their corresponding SLS components.Read More »
NASA has connected the five main components of the Space Launch System launch vehicle's core stage in preparation for a flight to the moon in 2024. The space agency said Friday that it conjoined the last sections of the core stage on Thursday at the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans.Read More »
The Government Accountability Office has assessed the scheduling of NASA’s efforts to manage major human space exploration systems. GAO said Wednesday that it's looking into the space agency’s development activities of the Orion spacecraft, the Space Launch System rocket and Exploration Ground Systems.Read More »
NASA Administrator and 2019 Wash100 Award winner Jim Bridenstine said in a statement that the agency will push through with static-fire tests of the Space Launch System which will support the planned 2024 moon mission, Space News reported Thursday. “The Green Run acceptance test gives NASA the confidence needed to know the new core stage will perform again and again as it is intended,” noted Lisa Bates, SLS deputy stages manager at NASA.Read More »