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The Space Launch System Core Stage pathfinder is being moved to the north end of the transfer aisle inside the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Oct. 3, 2019.

NASA finished assembling and joining the main structural components for the largest rocket stage the agency has built since the Saturn V that sent Apollo astronauts to the Moon.

A view looking up at the mobile launcher (ML) in High Bay 3 of the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on June 18, 2019.

Preparing The Mobile Launcher For SLS

Inside the Vehicle Assembly Building the engine service platform that will provide access to the core stage of the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket is lifted up in the center of the mobile launcher (ML) in High Bay 3 on June 18, 2019.

NASA and Northrop Grumman technicians in Promontory, Utah, have applied insulation to the final booster motor segment for the second flight of NASA's deep space rocket, the Space Launch System, and NASA's Orion spacecraft.

SLS Mobile Launcher Inside VAB High Bay 3

NASA's mobile launcher is inside High Bay 3 at the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) on Sept. 11, 2018, at NASA Kennedy Space Center.

SLS Mobile Launcher Arrives At Pad 39B

NASA's mobile launcher (ML) atop crawler-transporter 2 arrives at Launch Pad 39B on Aug. 31, 2018, at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

A Closer Look at SLS Avionics

Lifting off the launch pad with over 8 million pounds of thrust and reaching space soaring at speeds of almost 25,000 miles per hour in just over 8 minutes requires more than power -- it requires brains.

NASA Announces New SLS Markings

Production of the five-segment powerhouse motors for the Space Launch System (SLS) solid rocket boosters is on target at prime contractor Orbital ATK's facilities in Utah, with 10 motor segments cast with propellant and four of those segments complete.

Aerojet Rocketdyne tested its second flight engine controller unit for its RS-25 engine that will be used on NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) today at the Stennis Space Center.

NASA held a hastily-arranged 30 minute media briefing this afternoon on the surprise plan to put a crew on the very first SLS mission.This plan was semi-officially announced last week.

NASA has successfully completed the exploration upper stage (EUS) preliminary design review for the powerful Space Launch System rocket.

NASA's Space Launch System (SLS), the world's most powerful rocket, is designed to be flexible and evolvable to meet a variety of crew and cargo mission needs for deep-space missions.

Upcoming Test Of SLS Hardware

Engineers are getting ready to put the pressure on hardware for the world's most powerful rocket, NASA's Space Launch System, as part of a rigorous test series to ensure each structure can withstand the incredible stresses of launch.

SLS Launch Pad Hardware Undergoes Test

A crane lowers the first Tail Service Mast Umbilical (TSMU) onto a test stand at the Launch Equipment Test Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

A booster for the most powerful rocket in the world, NASA's Space Launch System (SLS), successfully fired up Tuesday for its second qualification ground test at Orbital ATK's test facilities in Promontory, Utah.

First SLS Work Platform Installed at VAB

A view from above in the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, shows a 325-ton crane lifting the first half of the K-level work platforms up for installation in High Bay 3.

For the first time in almost 40 years, a NASA human-rated rocket has completed all steps needed to clear a critical design review (CDR).

NASA Conducts RS-25 Engine Test

NASA has completed a 535-second test of its Space Launch System (SLS) RS-25 rocket engine to collect engine performance data.

NASA Tests RS-25 Engine

The new year is off to a hot start for NASA's Space Launch System (SLS). The engine that will drive America's next great rocket to deep space blazed through its first successful test Jan. 9 at the agency's Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.

The largest spacecraft welding tool in the world, the Vertical Assembly Center officially is open for business at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. The 170-foot-tall, 78-foot-wide giant completes a world-class welding toolkit that will be used to build the core stage of America's next great rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS).

NASA had a press telecon today to discuss progress with the SLS (Space Launch System). NASA was trying to use Jedi mind tricks to try and spin the news - except the media covering the story did not fall for them.

NASA Completes SLS Key Review

NASA officials Wednesday announced they have completed a rigorous review of the Space Launch System (SLS) -- the heavy-lift, exploration class rocket under development to take humans beyond Earth orbit and to Mars -- and approved the program's progression from formulation to development, something no other exploration class vehicle has achieved since the agency built the space shuttle.

NASA has completed a complex series of tests on one of the largest composite cryogenic fuel tanks ever manufactured, bringing the aerospace industry much closer to designing, building, and flying lightweight, composite tanks on rockets.

Engineers have taken a crucial step in preparing to test parts of NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) rocket that will send humans to new destinations in the solar system. They installed on Thursday an RS-25 engine on the A-1 Test Stand at the agency's Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.

NASA and Boeing engineers are inspecting and preparing one of the largest composite rocket propellant tanks ever manufactured for testing.

The first round of acoustic tests on a scale model of NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) is underway.