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NASA SLS Core Stage ready for high-stakes Green Run static fire – NASASpaceflight.com

NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) program and Core Stage prime contractor Boeing are finally ready…

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NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) program and Core Stage prime contractor Boeing are finally ready for the big moment of the rocket’s Green Run campaign and the biggest moment in the 10-year old program, a static firing of the stage. After a year of test cases at the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi, visits from hurricanes, and waves of the COVID-19 pandemic, an eight-minute long, flight-duration Hot-Fire test planned for January 16 hopes to demonstrate the readiness of the new rocket stage for…

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