NASA Finishes Assembly of SLS Written 15 June 2021


Artist's rendtion of the Space Launch System. | NASA

The Daily Mail (UK)  reports that NASA “has finished assembling its massive $18.6 billion (£13.18 billion) Space Launch System (SLS) ‘megarocket’ that will fly astronauts back to the moon over the coming decade.” On Friday, engineers at Kennedy Space Center “finished lowering the 212ft tall core stage between two smaller” boosters. This is “the first time the core stage and two boosters have been together in their launch configuration since the project was announced in 2011.” The SLS and the two solid boosters “will provide more than 8.8 million pounds of thrust to launch the first of NASA’s next-generation Artemis Moon missions, with Artemis-1 launching in November this year.”
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