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A member of the A-1 Test Stand operations team examines the progress of a cold-shock test on the new A-1 structural piping system May 1.
NASA Achieves Key Milestone Leading to RS-25 Engine Testing

A member of the A-1 Test Stand operations team examines the progress of a cold-shock test on the new A-1 structural piping system May 1. The test marked a milestone in preparing the stand to test the RS-25 rocket engines that will power the core stage of NASA’s new Space Launch System (SLS). Delivery and installation of the first RS-25 engine is planned for early summer. The SLS is being developed to carry humans deeper into space than ever, to destinations including an asteroid and eventually Mars.

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