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Successful moon rocket test in return to deep space

An important step on the road back to the moon was taken Thursday with a successful 8-minute “hot fire” of the Artemis 1 core stage, the largest rocket element ever built by NASA.

The test at NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi involved all four of the core stage’s R-25 rockets and produced a hefty 1.6 million pounds of thrust.

The core stage is part of the Space Launch System, the most powerful rocket NASA has ever built, and Thursday’s test was designed to validate the component for flight ahead of the Artemis I mission to the moon scheduled for late next read more ⇒

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