Skip to comments.NASA celebrates successful rocket test at Stennis
Posted on 08/10/2017 6:16:55 PM PDT by BBell
NASA this week recorded its fourth test on one of the engines that will power the Space Launch System Station rocket into deep space, perhaps even a trip to Mars one day. The engine test was performed Wednesday (Aug. 9) at Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, the agency said in a news release.
Stennis said engineers conducted a 500-second test of the RS-25 engine controller on one of the test stands at the sprawling facility. The test involved firing the engine in the same manner and for the same amount of time as an SLS rocket launch.
The agency said the test "marked another milestone toward launch of the first integrated flight of the SLS rocket and Orion crew vehicle.''
The Orion crew capsule and core stage of the SLS rocket are manufactured at the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans East.
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Did this test interfere with reaching out to muslims?
Stennis used to make my mom’s china cabinet buzz and vibrate in eastern New Orleans, back during the Saturn V engine tests. Sounded like distant thunder that just kept rolling.
From what I gather from the people who lived in my neighborhood back in the day, the tests used to shake the houses and rattle the windows. My neighborhood was settled by a lot of people who moved here to work for NASA.
Or perhaps the new administration is just doing with NASA what it is supposed to do? How did that outreach to Muslims thing work out anyway? < / sarcasm >
I’m of the impression we, the USA alone, could have gone to Mars and back now using a one or more combinations of technologies such as rockets, solar sails, ion engines and nuclear reactors. If our subs can use nuclear reactors at sea, we could use one in space. My two cents.
I think they don't due to fear of crashing/blowing up during launch.
All these segregation bozos need to have their names erased- Stennis, Eastland, Fulbright, Byrd, every one those bastards.
An accident dispersing radioactive material is the fear.
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