First SLS Engine Blazes to Life in Mississippi Test Firing Igniting NASA’s Path to Deep Space

The RS-25 engine fires up for a 500-second test Jan. 9 at NASA's Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.   Credit: NASA

The RS-25 engine fires up for a 500-second test Jan. 9, 2015 at NASA’s Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. Credit: NASA

NASA’s goal of sending astronauts to deep space took a major step forward when the first engine destined to power the mighty Space Launch System (SLS) rocket blazed to life during a successful test firing at the agency’s Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.

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