Successful test of SLS rocket booster = Amazing video of ground mounted rocket! @NASA_SLS

NASA successfully tested the rocket booster for it’s Space Launch System (SLS). More info here.

The largest, most powerful rocket booster ever built successfully fired up Wednesday for a major-milestone ground test in preparation for future missions to help propel NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion spacecraft to deep space destinations, including an asteroid and Mars.

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Infographic about @NASA_SLS booster – rocket test tomorrow!!

Tomorrow NASA will run a static test on the new rocket SLS booster. More information on the test and link to live feed here. The test will be at 11:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, March 11, at Orbital ATK Propulsion Systems’ test facilities in Promontory, Utah.

What happens when you strap down and fire a huge rocket engine?? NASA video shows SLS rocket test!! #rocketscience

More info about the video and the RS-25 rocket engine test here at the NASA website!

SLS RS-25 Testing Heats Up

The RS-25 engine that will drive NASA’s new rocket, the Space Launch System, to deep space blazed through its first successful test Jan. 9 at the agency’s Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. The RS-25 fired up for 500 seconds on the A-1 test stand, providing NASA engineers with critical data on the engine controller unit and inlet pressure conditions.

Missed the @NASA_Orion launch this morning? Watch the impressive @NASA video here! #space

In case you missed the launch of the Orion Spacecraft at 7am EST this morning (which I watched in bed), here is a video of the impressive SLS Rocket Launch!!

Orion Soars on First Flight Test

NASA’s Orion spacecraft launched successfully atop a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket Dec. 5 at 7:05 a.m. EST from Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Orion’s Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1), is the first flight test for NASA’s new deep space capsule and is a critical step on NASA’s journey to Mars. The 4.5 hour flight is scheduled to conclude with the splashdown of Orion in the Pacific Ocean.

@NASA_Orion Launch has been delayed 3 times so far- Launch window til 9:44 am EST – boat and wind violations #JourneyToMars

NASANASA has seen an initial delay in the launch of the Orion Spacecraft due to a boat in the range, and then 2 subsequent delays due to wind violations. The launch window extends until 9:44 am EST. Livestream the launch here!

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