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Engineers have completed the fifth of eight Green Run tests on the core stage of NASA’s new Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, continuing progress toward a hot fire test this fall.
The trip from the Michoud factory to the barge is only 2 kilometers (1.3 miles), but it offered plenty of opportunities to glimpse the SLS rollout. During liftoff, the core stage will produce 2 million pounds of thrust to send astronauts to the Moon. The Trump administration has set a goal of sending people back to the moon by 2024 on the Artemis 3 mission, but funding approval from Congress is uncertain. Bridenstine said some parts of the mission can be fulfilled even without additional appropriations, but that's not what NASA would prefer. It's only meant to operate for a little more than eight minutes, reaching an altitude of 100 miles. "We would like to see the Orion crew capsule have elements of it be reusable by Artemis.". finds 45 children, U.S. adds 67K COVID-19 cases as dramatic spike over past week grows, Supreme Court rejects request to extend Wisconsin mail-in voting deadline, Biden in Pennsylvania says Trump has 'flown the white flag' with COVID-19. COVID-19 vaccine: Novavax delays Phase 3 testing in U.S. Press preview for "About Time: Fashion and Duration". The test provided critical verification of the control system and its related hydraulics as operators moved the stage’s four RS-25 engines as they must move during flight to steer the rocket and maintain a proper trajectory. On January 8, 2020, the core stage was loaded onto the Pegasus barge for testing at NASA’s Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Former President Barack Obama criticized President Donald Trump and his administration over the response to the COVID-19 pandemic during a rally in Florida Tuesday. Sign up today to get weekly science coverage direct to your inbox. Photo by Paul Brinkmann/UPI, A framework for liquid oxygen tank domes in the new rocket for the Artemis moon missions is shown on Monday at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in Slidell, La.