RS-25 Testing Continues

On 18 August an upgraded shuttle engine was tested at NASA’s Stennis Space Center.

This particular firing, in addition to the pressure and temperature conditions, tested a new engine controller which monitors engine status and communicates between the rocket and the engine.

This is the third in a series of six tests for the RS-25 working towards a 2018 test flight. The engines will eventually will be a package of four and will provide the power to put space travelers on course to Mars.

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