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Engineers and technicians at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans have structurally mated the first of four RS-25 engines to the core stage for NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) rocket that will help power the first Artemis mission to the Moon.

The Space Launch System Core Stage pathfinder is being moved to the north end of the transfer aisle inside the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Oct. 3, 2019.

NASA finished assembling and joining the main structural components for the largest rocket stage the agency has built since the Saturn V that sent Apollo astronauts to the Moon.

A view looking up at the mobile launcher (ML) in High Bay 3 of the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on June 18, 2019.

Preparing The Mobile Launcher For SLS

Inside the Vehicle Assembly Building the engine service platform that will provide access to the core stage of the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket is lifted up in the center of the mobile launcher (ML) in High Bay 3 on June 18, 2019.

NASA and Northrop Grumman technicians in Promontory, Utah, have applied insulation to the final booster motor segment for the second flight of NASA's deep space rocket, the Space Launch System, and NASA's Orion spacecraft.

A flow test of the Ignition Overpressure Protection and Sound Suppression water deluge system is in progress at Launch Pad 39B at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, on Oct. 15, 2018.

NASA Announces New SLS Markings

Production of the five-segment powerhouse motors for the Space Launch System (SLS) solid rocket boosters is on target at prime contractor Orbital ATK's facilities in Utah, with 10 motor segments cast with propellant and four of those segments complete.

NASA held a hastily-arranged 30 minute media briefing this afternoon on the surprise plan to put a crew on the very first SLS mission.This plan was semi-officially announced last week.

In a lab at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, engineers simulated conditions that astronauts in space suits would experience when the Orion spacecraft is vibrating during launch atop the agency's powerful Space Launch System rocket.

NASA has successfully completed the exploration upper stage (EUS) preliminary design review for the powerful Space Launch System rocket.

New VAB Work Platforms for SLS

New work platforms being installed in Kennedy Space Center's Vehicle Assembly Building will provide access for testing and processing NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) rocket.

NASA's Space Launch System (SLS), the world's most powerful rocket, is designed to be flexible and evolvable to meet a variety of crew and cargo mission needs for deep-space missions.

Upcoming Test Of SLS Hardware

Engineers are getting ready to put the pressure on hardware for the world's most powerful rocket, NASA's Space Launch System, as part of a rigorous test series to ensure each structure can withstand the incredible stresses of launch.

Now available is the August 3, 2016 NASA Future In-Space Operations (FISO) telecon material. The speakers were Chris Sanders (AeroJet Rocketdyne), Mike Fuller (Orbital ATK), and Bob DaLee (Boeing), who discussed "NASA's Space Launch System: Powering the Journey to Mars."

SLS Launch Pad Hardware Undergoes Test

A crane lowers the first Tail Service Mast Umbilical (TSMU) onto a test stand at the Launch Equipment Test Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

While this may look like a futuristic tunnel to another world, it is really looking up inside a nearly complete fuel tank for NASA's powerful, new rocket--the Space Launch System--that will take humans to destinations never explored by people before.

On June 28, the booster for NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) rocket was fired up for a major two-minute full-duration qualification ground test at Orbital ATK Propulsion Systems' test facilities in Promontory, Utah.

A booster for the most powerful rocket in the world, NASA's Space Launch System (SLS), successfully fired up Tuesday for its second qualification ground test at Orbital ATK's test facilities in Promontory, Utah.

A view from below in High Bay 3 inside the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, shows three work platforms installed for NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) rocket.

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