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NASA Is Practicing SLS Assembly

Technicians with NASA's Exploration Ground Systems rehearse booster stacking operations inside the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Sept. 14, 2020, in preparation for Artemis I.

Technicians at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, have moved panels for the Artemis II Orion stage adapter to a large robotic, welding machine.

On June 24, 2020, engineers completed the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket's structural testing campaign for the Artemis lunar missions by testing the liquid oxygen structural test article to find its point of failure.

NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) Program is concluding its structural qualification test series with one upcoming final test that will push the design for the rocket's liquid oxygen tank to its limits at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

As it soars off the launch pad for the Artemis I missions, NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) rocket is powered by two solid rocket boosters.

As NASA prepares for the first launch of Artemis I, the first mission of the agency's Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion spacecraft to the Moon, one team will be there every step of the way: the aptly nicknamed "SLS Move Team."

The first Space Launch System (SLS) rocket core stage for NASA's Artemis program completed manufacturing work at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans.

Aft Exit Cones For Artemis I Delivered

The two Northrop Grumman-manufactured aft exit cones for the Space Launch System's solid rocket boosters arrived at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Engineers at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, on Dec. 5 deliberately pushed the world's largest rocket fuel tank beyond its design limits to really understand its breaking point.

All four RS-25 engines were structurally mated to the core stage for NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) rocket for Artemis I, the first mission of SLS and NASA's Orion spacecraft.

Second RS-25 Engine Attached to SLS

The second RS-25 engine has been attached to the core stage for NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) rocket for the agency's Artemis missions.

Artemis 1 Booster Assembly

The forward skirt for one of the Space Launch System's (SLS) two solid boosters is inside the Booster Fabrication Facility at NASAKSC on Oct. 16, 2019.

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.

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