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SLS-4091 August 2022 Artemis I Resource Reel 081922

By |2022-09-05T16:24:36-04:00September 5th, 2022|Categories: NASA News, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This resource reel shows major milestones for NASA’s Moon rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS) as it prepared its first flight on the Artemis I mission. Video highlights the SLS roll out to Launch Complex 39B at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, stacking of the major rocket parts inside Kennedy’s Vehicle Assembly Building, Green [...]

What were the sparks under the Space Shuttle before launch?

By |2020-10-06T10:55:33-04:00October 6th, 2020|Categories: Space Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Before a Space Shuttle liftoff, showers of sparks are seen flying around under the Space Shuttle's three main RS-25 engines (SSME's). What are those sparklers for and do they ignite the engines?The sparks are emitted by pyrotechnic devices called technically Radial Outward Firing Igniters (ROFIs) and colloquially "sparklers".#TwoMinuteTuesday #olhzn2MT #SpaceShuttleConnect with me here ➡ https://solo.to/olhznMEMBERS [...]

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