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Stennis Space Center SLS Test Stand gains about a million pounds

August 26th, 2015

Engineers working at Stennis Space Center just recently completed a massive steel tower that will be used to test the Space Launch System’s (SLS) core stage to prepare for SLS’s first launch in 2018. First built in the 1960s to test the Saturn V and Space Shuttle propulsion systems, the test stand has been upgraded with over 1 million pounds of new steel which raised the stand’s total height by about 100 feet.

This is a major milestone in the test program’s development, and just one more example of the march forward to develop humanity’s next revolutionary spacecraft. Click here for the full story!

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