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SLS: Nasa’s ‘megarocket’ set to fire up engines in crucial test – BBC News

The four main engines for Nasa’s new “megarocket” are to be fired in unison for the first time.

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By Paul RinconScience editor, BBC News website
image copyrightNASA / Jude Guidry
image captionThe four RS-25 engines attached to the core stage, photographed at Nasa’s Michoud facility, New Orleans
The four main engines of Nasa’s new “megarocket” are to be fired in unison for the first time, demonstrating the launcher’s raw, explosive power.
The Space Launch System (SLS) is part of the US space agency’s Artemis programme, which aims to put Americans back on the lunar surface by 2024.
The engine…

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