Test of world's largest solid rocket steeped in space shuttle history

March 10, 2015 5:14 PM

5 0

Test of world's largest solid rocket steeped in space shuttle history

Engineers at Orbital ATK in Promontory, Utah, prepare to test the five-segment booster that will help power NASA's Space Launch System to begin missions to deep space. (Orbital ATK)

When the world's largest solid rocket motor is ignited in Utah this week, it will not leave the ground, but it will fire with components that have a long spaceflight history.

Also read: Virgin Galactic spaceship makes first glide flight

Read more

To category page

Loading...