NASA Accelerates SLS Rocket Hot Fire Test, Invites Media to Pretest Briefing

NASA Accelerates SLS Rocket Hot Fire Test, Invites Media to Pretest Briefing

This image shows liquid oxygen as it naturally boils off and is vented from the four RS-25 engines
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Teams at NASA’s Stennis Space Center will perform the final test in the Green Run testing series for the core stage of the new Space Launch System Saturday, Jan. 16. This image shows liquid oxygen as it naturally boils off and is vented from the four RS-25 engines that will be fired during the final core stage test.
Credits: NASA

Following a test readiness review on Monday, NASA is now targeting Saturday, Jan. 16, for the final test in the Green Run testing series for the core stage of the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket that will launch the agency’s Artemis I mission. NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EST Tuesday, Jan.12, to discuss the test, known as the hot fire, which will take place at NASA’s Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. Continue reading