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Today’s Deep Space Extra

24 Jan 2020, 14:26 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The towering core stage for the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket assigned to NASA’s Artemis one test flight is now upright at the Stennis Space Center in southern Mississippi. Space Situational Awareness continues to draw interest along with strategies for eliminating orbital debris. Remembering 2001: A Space Odyssey, a film classic.
Human Space ExplorationNASA Artemis program and Stennis Space Center set the stage for testing in 2020Coalition Members in the News – Aerojet Rocketdyne, BoeingNASA/Stennis Space Center (1/23): The 212-foot-long Boeing assembled core stage for NASA’s Artemis 1 mission, the first joint test flight of the Space Launch System (SLS) and an uncrewed Orion capsule now stands vertical in the B-2 Test Stand at Stennis in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. It was transported by barge earlier this month from NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans and moved inland. Later this year, the SLS core and its four Aerojet Rocketdyne RS-25 rocket engines and latest avionics will be commanded to carry out a full duration ground test firing. The hardware will then be barged to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida for Artemis 1, a multi-week mission that will send the Orion without astronauts ...

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