A full-scale replica of the SLS liquid oxygen tank feed system — which will be housed in the rocket’s core stage — is set up on one of Marshall’s test stands to show that proven procedures will keep the tank’s thousands of gallons of oxidizer from geysering. Oxidizer is a type of chemical that fuels require to burn.
NASA’s long-cherished goal of -returning to space with a human-rated vehicle capable of supporting a new era of deep-space exploration is closing in on a crucial phase as the agency’s space launch system (SLS) moves from development toward -testing
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NASA’s SLS booster has passed its Critical Design Review, verifying the five-segment solid rocket booster is on track for an unmanned, first flight of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) in 2017. The SLS vehicle is planned to launch humans deeper into space than ever before.
The space shuttle’s hydrogen-fueled rocket engines will soon roar again after receiving upgrades to fly on the Space Launch System, a heavy-lifting mega-rocket NASA hopes will take astronauts on journeys farther than humans have ever traveled.