In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Boeing and NASA worked to bring the scheduled completion date of Space Launch System (SLS) Core Stage back to the end of 2019. NASA’s SLS is a critical part of the nation’s human deep exploration future, writes on space historian. NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), launched a year ago this Thursday, has discovered its first Earth-sized extra solar planet. Retired NASA Skylab and space shuttle astronaut Owen Garriott has died.
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Boeing, NASA look to finish first SLS Core Stage by end of year
Coalition Member in the News – Boeing
NASASpaceflightnow.com (4/15): NASA and prime contractor Boeing have reworked the final assembly plan for the first Space Launch System (SLS) Core Stage to bring the scheduled completion date back to the end of 2019. With the engine section at the bottom of the rocket pacing the overall schedule into the middle of the year, changing the sequence of the last two major connections allows more work to be done on the rest of the rocket and reduces the list of tasks to complete when everything is joined together.
This is not the time to abandon NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) – ...