NASA really wants its own rocket really. The agency has injected money into a number of programs – including SpaceX and Boeing for shipboard crew manufacturing missions – but first of all, it would have enjoyed the expensive Space Launch System – to reach the finish line. 19659002] With the accumulation of delays, NASA was obviously contemplating rapid tracking of the home stretch of its development by omitting the Green Mile's test of its major engines. Now, after giving him some extra thought, the agency decided to stick to his initial plans.
As reported by Space News, NASA Administrator Jim Brittenstein suggested that the test may not be necessary before the SLS project can move on. Whatever discussions took place behind the scenes in the months after the last comment seems to have changed things, and the update proposed this week reveals that the Green Plan will really continue as planned earlier. had to know that the new stage of the kernel would be running again and again as planned, "SLS Deputy Milestone Bases announced in a statement
Already in March, Bridgetina noted that individual engine tests might be appropriate and may not require a full static fire test. It is hard to know how long the presidential administration of the fast-track Moon mission is playing in this line of thinking, but anyone who insisted that the test be canceled seems to have lost this argument.
The test is not yet officially scheduled, which is just another example of the project being behind NASA and its contractors, but maybe we will learn more about it in the coming months.