SLS, Orion Work Shutdown Casts Shadow On 2024 Moon Plan

space launch system booster
The core stage for the first SLS booster underwent modal testing at NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi on Jan. 30. Data from the test will be used to verify structural vibration modes and verify flight control parameters. The test is part of a Green Run series of integrated testing prior to the SLS debut flight.
Credit: NASA
Boeing overcame all kinds of adversity over the last nine years to deliver the first Space Launch System (SLS) core stage to NASA for testing, but now the program is stopped dead in its tracks by a seemingly impermeable obstacle—the COVID-19 virus. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine suspended work...

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