The SLS Needs the World's Largest Welder

September 13, 2014 6:53 PM

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The SLS Needs the World's Largest Welder

What do you need to make the "world's most powerful" space rocket? The world's largest welder of course! NASA officially opened the Vertical Assembly Center, the largest spacecraft welding tool ever made, at the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans this past week, paving the way for the next stage in crafting the groundbreaking SLS.

NASA officially announced the approval of the next generation rocket called the Space Launch System (SLS) late last August, enabling the agency to move away from formulation tests and into the practical stages of development.

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