NASA Marches on with Test of RS-25 Engine for New Space Launch System

engineers conducted a successful developmental test of RS-25 rocket
engine No. 0528 July 29, 2016, to collect critical performance data for
the most powerful rocket in the world – the Space Launch System (SLS).
The engine roared to life for a full 650-second test on the A-1 Test
Stand at NASA’s Stennis Space Center, near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi,
marking another step forward in development of the SLS, which will
launch humans deeper into space than ever before, including on the
journey to Mars. Four RS-25 engines, joined with a pair of solid rocket
boosters, will power the SLS core stage at launch. The RS-25 engines
used on the first four SLS flights are former space shuttle main
engines, modified to operate at a higher performance level and with a
new engine controller, which allows communication between the vehicle
and engine..


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