Testing the critical engine of NASA’s Space Launch System is being stopped ahead of schedule

NASA launched the base stage of its new massive rocket. Space Launch System (SLS) – Saturday (Jan 16th) in a critical test that ended prematurely when the booster engines shut down earlier than planned.

Smoke and flames rose from the four RS-25 engines powering the giant rocket’s main booster, a staple of NASA’s Artemis moon program, as it came to life on top of a NASA test platform. Stennis Space Center Near St. Louis Bay, Mississippi. The ignition occurred at 5:27 pm (2227 GMT), with 700,000 gallons (2.6 million liters) of coolant fuel flowing through the engines as they roared for just over a minute, long before the scheme.

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