NASA Tests SLS Engine

NASA Tests SLS Engine

Back in 2014, NASA announced the Space Launch System (SLS) would be targeted for 2018. This date was later adjusted to 2019, but this will be the rocket to carry humans into space again. As that date draws closer however, the agency is testing the engines. Yesterday during a RS-25 test, a huge plume of white smoke emitted from the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi (shown above). At present, NASA is still targeting 2019 for the first unmanned flight.

About the Author

avatar KALE: A geek who works in the IT Security field and lives in Dallas, TX. He is also a music geek who has played in several local bands. Previous to his IT career, Kale worked as a photojournalist. He brings technical advice and artistic counterpoint to the podcast.