Smoke & Fire! NASA Tests the World’s Most Powerful Rocket


NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket’s core stage fired all four of its RS-25 engines on March 18th at Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.

The core stage includes the liquid hydrogen tank and liquid oxygen tank, four RS-25 engines, and the computers, electronics, and avionics that serve as the “brains” of the rocket.

The hot fire was the final test of the Green Run series. The term “green” refers to the new hardware that will work together to power the stage, and “run” refers to operating all the components together simultaneously for the first time. For the test, the 212-foot core stage generated 1.6 million pounds of thrust, while anchored in the B-2 Test Stand at NASA’s Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. The hot fire test included loading 733,000 gallons of liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen – mirroring the launch countdown procedure – and igniting the engines.

Artemis I will be the first in series of increasingly complex missions, testing the SLS rocket and Orion spacecraft as an integrated system ahead of crewed flights to the Moon. Under the Artemis program, NASA is working to land the first woman and the next man on the Moon. SLS is the only rocket that can send Orion, astronauts, and supplies to the Moon on a single mission.

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  1. Congratulation for “Global warming “ if they are keep doing this one day our earth not remain same as now. Space junk is a huge problem and it’s only getting bigger and day by day our planet climate is changing but our tax money is using in worthless projects. Why people wants to live in Mars? Why not in Earth It’s beautiful here and everything we got here and why people want painful life on Mars. They blame only factory for pollution. Why not blaming themselves tooooooo. “NASA SUCH A SHAME”

  2. This is sadly amusing not because of what Nasa is attempting to do which is not to fly to the moon or exploring space, but to deceive the masses and how people eat it up. And because people believe this charade as reality, it's proof most do not question anything nor do they think for themselves.

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