HUNTSVILLE, Ala., June 24, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Week of June 20 - June 24, 2016
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'Test Like You Fly': What Qualification Means for SLS Rocket
The most powerful rocket booster in the world, built for NASA's Space Launch System, will fire up June 28 for the second major qualification ground test. But what exactly is mean for the booster to be "qualified"? And how does that fit into being ready for SLS's first flight in late 2018? Click above to find out.
Qualification and Confidence Articles for SLS Core Stage Tanks Coming Along
Construction continued this week at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility on two key components for the Space Launch System's core stage. A qualification article for the rocket's liquid hydrogen tank underwent welding in the Vertical Assembly Facility and an end cap test fixture was installed on a weld confidence article of the liquid oxygen tank. Flight-approved versions of the tanks will feed SLS's four RS-25 engines, sending astronauts deeper into space than ever before.
Hardware for NASA's Journey to Mars is 'Big Catch' for Upcoming Test Series
In the early morning hours of June 19, fishermen may have seen more than just lures casting out on the Tennessee River in North Alabama. A key piece of hardware for NASA's new rocket, the Space Launch System, began a five-hour journey by barge from United Launch Alliance in Decatur and was successfully delivered to the Marshall Space Flight Center.
Thousands Attend 'NASA in the Park' in Downtown Huntsville
More than 7,500 people attended Marshall and Downtown Huntsville, Inc.'s third annual celebration of NASA and the community June 18. "NASA in the Park" featured fun for all ages and more than 60 exhibits, where Marshall team members shared their work with the community. Click the link above to see pictures collected from the event on Marshall's Flickr page.
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