NASA test of mega Moon rocket engines cut short

Washington (AFP) – NASA conducted a test firing of the engines for its giant Space Launch System (SLS) lunar rocket on Saturday but they shut down earlier than planned, the space agency said. The “hot-fire” test at the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi was supposed to last a little over eight minutes — the time the engines would burn in flight — but they shut down just over a minute into the burn. “Teams are assessing the data to determine what caused the early shutdown, and will determine a path forward,” NASA said in a statement. The SLS rocket is intended to launch the Artemis missions …

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