Boeing missile stage en route to NASA from Stennis Space Center

Published: April 21, 2021 / 5:56 PM CDT
/ Updated: April 21, 2021 / 5:56 PM CDT NEW ORLEANS – The central cryogenic stage of the Boeing Space Launch System (SLS) rocket has been successfully renovated at the Stennis Space Center in Hancock County, Mississippi, and is now ready for delivery to NASA.

Closing the Green Run campaign on test site B-2 after an impeccable test fire, the central stage will make its way to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, in preparation for the launch of the Artemis I mission, the first monthly mission in almost 50 years. Source

“We thank NASA for their partnership as we deliver the first Artemis baseline that will usher in a new era of deep human space exploration,” said John Shannon, SLS vice president and program manager for Boeing. “Boeing shares this achievement with hundreds of companies and thousands of highly skilled workers who contribute to this program and form the backbone of this industry.”

NASA’s helicopter makes the first historic flight on Mars SLS will launch NASA’s Artemis I mission, which will send an unmanned Orion crew vehicle around the moon and back. That test flight will be followed by Artemis II, the first manned monthly flight for the Artemis program.

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