All Roads Lead to Launch Pad

A large truck can transport a rocket component the size of one engine. But how do you transport a piece as tall as, say, the Leaning Tower of Pisa to a launch pad?

SLS (Space Launch System) Pathway To Launch Pad All roads lead to the pad is a good way to explain how the Orion spacecraft for future interplanetary space travel will occur. NASA is preparing for the first of many flights of the agency’s Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft. Every day we’re making progress… Continue reading All Roads Lead to Launch Pad

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BEHIND THE SCENES NASA QM-2 TEST FIRING

Behind the Scenes of the NASA QM-2 Largest Ever Rocket Booster For two monumental minutes on June 28, the Space Launch System (SLS) solid rocket boosters — the largest ever built for flight — will fire up in an amazing display of power as engineers verify their designs in the last full-scale test before SLS’s… Continue reading BEHIND THE SCENES NASA QM-2 TEST FIRING

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Small Hitchhikers Ride Through The Galaxy

Small Hitchhikers Ride Through The Galaxy On the first launch of the Space Launch System (SLS), America’s next-generation heavy-lift rocket, the Orion Stage Adapter (OSA) will carry some small, Space Hitchhikers in the form of 13 CubeSats, or boot box-sized science and technology investigations, that will help pave the way for future human exploration in deep… Continue reading Small Hitchhikers Ride Through The Galaxy

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The Rocket Comes to the Rocket City

Over the next year, the rocket comes to the Rocket City in a big way. Huntsville, Alabama, a.k.a. “Rocket City,” is home to NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, where today the Space Launch System (SLS), the powerful rocket NASA will use for human exploration of deep space, is being developed. More than six decades ago… Continue reading The Rocket Comes to the Rocket City

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