Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Core stage removed from B-2

Core stage placed on tarmac. NASA photo
STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. - Crews at NASA’s Stennis Space Center (SSC) worked April 19-20 to remove the first flight core stage of the agency’s Space Launch System rocket from the B-2 Test Stand in preparation for its transport to Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The core stage had to be lifted from its vertical placement in the stand and lowered to a horizontal position on the B-2 Test Stand tarmac. The stage will be loaded on NASA’s Pegasus barge for transport to Kennedy, where it will be prepared for launch of the Artemis I mission. The removal followed completion of a series of eight Green Run tests over the past year, culminating in the hot fire of the stage's four RS-25 engines March 18. (Source: NASA, 04/20/21) Previous