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Showing posts with label Space Launch System (SLS). Show all posts
Showing posts with label Space Launch System (SLS). Show all posts

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

NASA Plans for More SLS Rocket Boosters to Launch Artemis Moon Missions


NASA Plans for More SLS Rocket Boosters to Launch Artemis Moon Missions


Article Excerpt: "... “This initial step ensures that NASA can build the boosters needed for future Space Launch System rockets that will be needed for the Artemis missions to explore the Moon,” said John Honeycutt, SLS Program Manager at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. “The letter contract allows us to buy long-lead materials in time for manufacturing boosters for the fourth flight.” ..."


Reference: www.nasa.gov

Friday, June 26, 2020

SLS oxygen tank tested beyond limits at Marshall Space Flight Center in prep for launch


SLS oxygen tank tested beyond limits at Marshall Space Flight Center in prep for launch


Article Excerpt: "... Boeing and NASA engineers at Marshall Space Flight Center completed the structural test campaign for the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket. A duplicate of the SLS core stage’s liquid oxygen tank was filled with water and underwent millions of pounds of pressure until it was purposefully destroyed..."


Reference: themadisonrecord.com

Thursday, June 11, 2020

NASA Wants Aerojet Rocketdyne to Make More Rocket Engines with 3D-Printed Parts


NASA Wants Aerojet Rocketdyne to Make More Rocket Engines with 3D-Printed Parts


Article Excerpt: "... As part of a years-long working relationship with NASA, Aerojet Rocketdyne of Sacramento, California, will be building a total of 24 RS-25 rocket engines to support as many as six SLS flights for a total contract value of almost $3.5 billion. Originally slated to produce six new RS-25 engines, the company has recently been awarded a $1.79 billion contract modification to build 18 additional RS-25 rocket engines to support future deep space exploration missions ..."


Reference: 3dprint.com

Friday, May 8, 2020

Once NASA reopens, giant rocket managed in Huntsville will be ready


Once NASA reopens, giant rocket managed in Huntsville will be ready


Article Excerpt: "... the giant moon rocket managed at Huntsville’s Marshall Space Flight Center will be ready for testing. That's the word this week from Boeing, which built the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket ..."


Reference: www.al.com

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

NASA Orders 18 Space Launch System RS-25 Rocket Engines to Support Artemis Missions to Moon


NASA Orders 18 Space Launch System RS-25 Rocket Engines to Support Artemis Missions to Moon


Article Excerpt: "... NASA has awarded a contract to Aerojet Rocketdyne to manufacture 18 additional Space Launch System RS-25 rocket engines to support Artemis missions to the Moon. The follow-on contract to produce 18 engines is valued at $1.79 billion. This includes labor to build and test the engines, produce tooling, and support SLS flights powered by the engines ..."


Reference: spacecoastdaily.com

Friday, March 13, 2020

NASA OIG: Tell Congress that moon rocket is over budget and behind schedule


NASA OIG: Tell Congress that moon rocket is over budget and behind schedule


Article Excerpt: "... The NASA Office of Inspector General said the Space Launch System rocket being developed to fly astronauts to the moon exceeded cost and schedule baselines by more than 30 percent at the end of fiscal year 2019. That 30 percent threshold should prompt..."


Reference: www.msn.com

Thursday, March 5, 2020

NASA still aiming for 2024 moon landing despite SLS megarocket delays


NASA still aiming for 2024 moon landing despite SLS megarocket delays


Article Excerpt: "... In May 2019, NASA named its lunar return program Artemis, after the Greek deity who is both Apollo's twin sister and goddess of the moon. The program's first mission, Artemis 1, is an uncrewed flight test of the Space Launch System (SLS) megarocket and the Orion crew capsule..."


Reference: www.space.com

Thursday, January 9, 2020

First NASA Artemis Rocket Core Stage Loaded on Pegasus Barge in New Orleans: NASA


First NASA Artemis Rocket Core Stage Loaded on Pegasus Barge in New Orleans: NASA


Article Excerpt: "... The first Space Launch System (SLS) rocket core stage for NASA’s Artemis program completed manufacturing work at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans and was loaded onto the agency’s Pegasus barge on Jan. 8 for delivery to NASA’s Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi ..."


Reference: spacecoastdaily.com

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Senate’s 2020 budget gives NASA $1.2B more for Moon shot


Senate’s 2020 budget gives NASA $1.2B more for Moon shot


Article Excerpt: "... The Senate has passed a fiscal year 2020 budget that gives a $1.25 billion boost to NASA’s plans to return to the Moon by 2024. Most of that goes to a key rocket program managed in Alabama ..."


Reference: www.al.com

Sunday, July 21, 2019

VP Pence reaffirms administration support for "moon-first" strategy


Pence reaffirms administration support for "moon-first" strategy


Article Excerpt: "... He also said the administration strongly supports continued development of the Space Launch System (SLS) heavy-lift booster, built by Boeing and managed at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, and the Lockheed Martin-built Orion crew capsule that will carry astronauts to the moon..."


Reference: www.cbsnews.com

Thursday, April 4, 2019

NASA Test-Fires Megarocket Engine That May Take Astronauts to the Moon (Video)


NASA Test-Fires Megarocket Engine That May Take Astronauts to the Moon (Video)


Article Excerpt: "... The agency fired up its RS-25 engine at 3:35 p.m. EDT (2:25 p.m. local time CDT or 1935 GMT) today (Thursday) at NASA's John C. Stennis Space Center, near the Mississippi-Louisiana border. The test is part of a larger effort..."


Reference: www.space.com

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

NASA reassessing date for first SLS launch


NASA reassessing date for first SLS launch


Article Excerpt: "... director of NASA Marshall in September 2018, acknowledged issues in the development of SLS in general, whose first launch has slipped from 2017 to at least 2020 over the course of its development. “We are working hard to build SLS and, yes, we’re overcoming challenges,” she said..."


Reference: spacenews.com

Monday, February 11, 2019

NASA reveals the large 200ft tall primary tank of its SLS megarocket that might take man to Mars


NASA reveals the large 200ft tall primary tank of its SLS megarocket that might take man to Mars


Article Excerpt: "... SLS will produce 8.8 million lbs. of maximum thrust, 15 percent more thrust than the Saturn V rocket. The huge tank is being stress tested at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama..."


Reference: infosurhoy.com

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

NASA's Upcoming Space Launch System Will Be The Most Powerful Rocket In History


NASA's Upcoming Space Launch System Will Be The Most Powerful Rocket In History


Article Excerpt: "... Called "Feel the Power of America’s Next Great Rocket," the animation showing the Space Launch System (SLS) in action has the appearance of a music video. The new system will be used to send humans to Mars, as well as for other upcoming programs such as the Asteroid Redirect Mission ..."

Reference: www.huffingtonpost.com