Five “Secrets” of SLS Engine 2059

Earlier this month, another successful test firing of a Space Launch System (SLS) RS-25 engine was conducted at Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. Engine testing is a vital part of making sure SLS is ready for its first flight. How do the engines handle the higher thrust level they’ll need to produce for an SLS… Continue reading Five “Secrets” of SLS Engine 2059

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Mars, Miles, Mass and Momentum

During his yearlong mission aboard the International Space Station, Scott Kelly traveled over 143 million miles in orbit around Earth. On average, Mars is 140 million miles away from our planet. Coincidence? Well, basically yes. NASA astronaut Scott Kelly took this selfie with the second crop of red romaine lettuce in August 2015. Research into… Continue reading Mars, Miles, Mass and Momentum

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