January 16, 2020

I GUESS I HOPE IT WORKS, BUT I CAN’T GET EXCITED ABOUT SLS, WHICH HAS BEEN A PORK PROJECT FROM DAY ONE: NASA Has Loaded Its Big Ol’ Rocket Onto Its Big Ol’ Barge. “Once the SLS core stage arrives at Stennis, it will be hoisted up onto the B-2 test stand and subjected to a number of tests of its avionics, propulsion systems, and four RS-25 engines. Eventually, the Pegasus Barge and SLS core stage will embark on a six-day trip to Kennedy Space Center in Florida. There, NASA engineers will begin to assemble the rocket and ready it for launch in the mid-2020s, barring any additional delays. While NASA intended for the SLS to return a crewed mission to the moon, the project has been plagued by delays. In May 2019, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine relented that it may cede the honor to a commercial company after all.”

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