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WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The first full-scale booster engine test for the Space Launch System, the largest US rocket motor ever built, at Promontory, Utah was a full success, National Aeronautics and Space Administration officials announced.
NASA and Northrop Grumman, the SLS boosters lead contractor, will use data from the two-minute-long firing test to evaluate the motor’s performance using potential new materials and processes for Artemis missions beyond the initial Moon landing in 2024, the space agency added.
The SLS flight support booster firing was a crucial part of sustaining missions to the Moon the beginning of NASA’s Artemis Program, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine noted.
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