Space Launch System (4)



SPACE WATCH

J-2X Test, Control Room Monitoring
NASA – Engineers and technicians in the A-2 Test Control Center at NASA’s Stennis Space Center in southern Mississippi monitor activities during a Nov. 9 test of a next-generation J-2X rocket engine. The 500-second test marked an important step in development of an upper stage for NASA’s new heavy-lift Space Launch System. The J-2X engine is being developed for NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., by Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne of Canoga Park, Calif. Image credit: NASA/SSC

Installing RS-25D Engine Into Transportation Canister
Technicians oversee the installation of a Pratt Whitney Rocketdyne RS-25D engine into a transportation canister in the Engine Processing Facility at Kennedy Space Center, Fla. The 15 engines used during the Space Shuttle Program will moved to Stennis Space Center in south Mississippi, where they will be stored for future use on NASA’s new deep space heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System. Credit: NASA/KSC

RS-25D Engines at Kennedy’s Engine Processing Facility
RS-25D engines line the wall of the Engine Processing Facility at Kennedy Space Center, Fla. The 15 engines used during the Space Shuttle Program are being transfered to Stennis Space Center, Miss., where they will be stored for future use on NASA’s new heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System, which will carry NASA’s new Orion spacecraft, cargo, equipment and science experiments beyond low-Earth orbit. Credit: NASA/KSC

RS-25D Engine Awaits Shipment at Kennedy Space Center
A RS-25D engine in the Engine Processing Facility at Kennedy Space Center, Fla., is awaiting placement in a transportation canister for shipment to Stennis Space Center in south Mississippi. The 15 RS-25D engines used during the Space Shuttle Program will be stored at Stennis for future use on NASA’s new heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System, which will carry NASA’s new Orion spacecraft, cargo, equipment and science experiments beyond low-Earth orbit. Credit: NASA/KSC

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