We’re engineers on the team testing the RS-25 engine that will power the core stage of NASA’s Space Launch System rocket. Ask us anything about the engine and it’s role in NASA’s Journey to Mars!
Thank you, everyone, who joined us today! We really appreciated the questions and interest in NASA, the RS-25 engine and the Space Launch System. Just one more day -- RS-25 smoke and fire will be LIVE from on Aug. 13! Test coverage begins at 3:30 p.m. CT at www.nasa.gov/nasatv.
NASA is building the Space Launch System, or SLS, a new heavy-lift rocket that will have the capability to take humans farther into the universe than ever before. The rocket’s core stage will be powered by four RS25 engines derived from the Space Shuttle. The engines are currently undergoing modifications and being tested at Stennis Space Center in southern Mississippi, and NASA will show the next engine test on August 13 live on NASA TV. For background on the rocket and RS25 engines, visit the SLS webpage at: https://www.nasa.gov/exploration/systems/sls/index.html.
Answering your questions today are:
Steve Wofford – SLS Engines NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
Kathryn Crowe – SLS Engines NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
Walt Janowski – Aerojet Rocketdyne
Ronnie Rigney – Stennis Test Engineer
Mike Sarafin – ESD Mission Manager
Tim Duquette – SLS Engines NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
Philip Benefield – SLS Engines NASA Marshall Space Flight Center