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SLS: Nasa's 'megarocket' engine test ends early

Added 01-17-21 01:04:03am EST - “A critical engine test for Nasa's new "megarocket" - the Space Launch System (SLS) - ends early.” - News.yahoo.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From News.yahoo.com: “SLS: Nasa's 'megarocket' engine test ends early”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A critical engine test for Nasa's new "megarocket" has ended early, but the agency denied it amounted to a failure.

Shortly before 22:30 GMT (17:30 EST) on Saturday, the four engines ignited, burning for more than a minute before the event was aborted.

The core stage of the the Space Launch System (SLS) was being evaluated at Stennis Space Center, in Mississippi.

The SLS is part of Nasa's Artemis programme, which aims to put Americans back on the lunar surface in the 2020s.

When it makes its maiden flight - possibly later this year - the SLS will become the most powerful rocket ever to have flown to space.

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