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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SLS Avionics: The Brain Without a Body

SLS Avionics and Software: The Nervous System of Next Generation Rocket Technology! If you compared NASA’s powerful Space Launch System (SLS) rocket to a human body, the avionics and software would be the nervous system and brain that monitor the body’s condition and makes and sends decisions. Just a few of the hundreds of operations… Continue reading SLS Avionics: The Brain Without a Body

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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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Three Cool Facts About QM-2

Three Cool Facts About QM-2 The countdown to the last full-scale test firing of the massive Space Launch System (SLS) solid rocket boosters has begun. Mark your calendars: June 28, 8:05 a.m. MDT. Read below some interesting facts about this event. Expect two minutes of shock and awesome as the flight-like motor burns through about… Continue reading Three Cool Facts About QM-2

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