NASA Space Launch System Rocket Test
NASA successfully hot fired all four engines on the massive Space Launch System core stage for the Artemis I rocket that will travel to the moon at the end 2021, but they were cut after a minute into the planned eight-minute test. The original goal was to simulate the thrust the Space Launch System rocket’s core stage, which generates 1.6 million pounds burning through more than 700,000 gallons of liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen. Read more for a video and additional information.

This marks the eighth and final test in the series of Green Run tests for the core stage, and once completed, NASA will study the data to confirm that SLS is ready to fly before transporting it to the Kennedy Space Center. If all goes as planned, they hope to launch Artemis I some time in November 2021.

LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V 92176 Outer Space Model Rocket for Kids and Adults, Science Building Kit (1969 Pieces)
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LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V 92176 Outer Space Model Rocket for Kids and Adults, Science Building Kit (1969 Pieces)
  • Bring to life the rocket launch that took humans to the moon with the meter-high (approximately 1: 110 scale) model rocket of the NASA Apollo Saturn V
  • The Saturn V rocket kit includes 3 removable rocket stages (first, s-ii second, and s-ivb third) below the launch escape system, command and service module; Plus, there are 2 minifigures to accompany the Lunar Lander and splashdown rocket toy
  • After building the Saturn V rocket, you can display the spacecraft horizontally with 3 stands; The Lunar Lander docks with the command and service modules while the Lunar Orbiter sends the rocket into space
  • Recreate space adventures with this NASA toy and action figures based off of the included booklet about the manned Apollo Moon missions and the fan designers of this build and play set
  • This spaceship toy measures over 39-inches (100cm) high and 6-inches (17cm) in diameter; It includes 1,969 pieces and is ideal for boys and girls 14 years or older

The first in a series of increasingly complex missions, Artemis I will test the SLS rocket and Orion spacecraft as an integrated system ahead of crewed flights to the Moon. Under the Artemis program, NASA is working to land the first woman and the next man on the Moon in 2024,” said the agency.