Progress is Heard as RS-25 Engine Roars to Life for NASA's Space Launch System
"When we send astronauts to deep space destinations, including Mars, we want them to be riding on the safest, most reliable launch vehicle, which is why we are testing the RS-25 engines under multiple scenarios to ensure America's next heavy-lift rocket will have the performance needed to take our astronauts deeper into space," said
The RS-25 engine, previously known as the Space Shuttle Main Engine, has a strong legacy of powering human spaceflight. Starting last year,
"Stennis is our go-to site to put our engines through rigorous testing; this is where we assemble and test our RS-25, RS-68 and AR1 engines," added Drake. "Mission success is our number one priority and testing at Stennis is critical to providing the nation with next generation propulsion capabilities."
Glenn Mahone, Aerojet Rocketdyne, 202-302-9941 Glenn.Mahone@Rocket.com Mary Engola, Aerojet Rocketdyne, 571-289-1371 Mary.Engola@Rocket.com
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