The Coalition for Deep Space Exploration applauds NASA, Boeing and Aerojet Rocketdyne on the successful hot fire test of the first Space Launch System (SLS) core stage on March 18. The hot fire marked the last test in the Green Run series. Read the Coalition statement.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA’s successful hot fire test of the first Space Launch System core stage brings praise and opens the door for the Artemis I mission. The Ingenuity Mars helicopter may fly in April.
Human Space ExplorationSLS hot fire test a success on second tryCoalition Members in the News – Aerojet Rocketdyne, Boeing, Northrop GrummanSpacepolicyonline.com (3/18): NASA was successful on Thursday afternoon in test firing the core stage of the Space Launch System’s (SLS) four RS-25 rocket engines for over eight minutes. The ground test at NASA’s Stennis Space Center followed a January 16 attempt at the hot fire that ended prematurely. With the success, the SLS core stage will be prepared for shipment to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC), where it will be integrated with its boosters, upper stage, and an Orion crew capsule for Artemis I.
Chairs Johnson and Beyer congratulate NASA and its industry ...