Saturday, March 12, 2016

I wouldn't want to be walking by underneath when that went off.

NASA engineers at Stennis Space Center tested RS-25 engine No. 2059 on the A-1 Test Stand this week. This was the first flight engine for NASA’s new rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS), to be tested at Stennis. RS-25 engine No. 2059 arrived at the A-1 Test Stand at Stennis Space Center on Nov. 4, 2015.


  1. what I've been able to find out is that one of those RD-25 engines burns 375 gallons of fuel per second. With four of them on the SLS they will empty a swimming pool in 60 seconds. And I thought my old Scout was thirsty!

    1. Certainly beats the fuel consumption of the Dodge.