Nasa's Artemis Moon rocket
successfully passes critical 'hot
NASA has completed a crucial hot fire test of the core stage of
Space Launch System (SLS) rocket which is designed to power
future Moon missions under the agency's Artemis programme.
The successful test is a critical milestone ahead of the agency's
Artemis I mission, which will send an uncrewed Orion spacecraft
on a test flight around the Moon and back to Earth, paving the
way for future Artemis missions with astronauts, NASA said on
The team will use data from the tests to validate the core stage
design for flight.
"The SLS is the most powerful rocket NASA has ever built, and
during today's test the core stage of the rocket generated more
than 1.6 million pounds of thrust within seven seconds," acting
NASA Administrator Steve Jerzy said in a statement.
"The SLS is an incredible feat of engineering and the only rocket
capable of powering America's next-generation missions that will
place the first woman and the next man on the Moon." Read More