Orion and Space Launch System

Human Space Exploration Update (July 10-28, 2017)

Orion Space Suit:  Orion spacesuits put to a vacuum test at NASA  At NASA’s Johnson Space Center, engineers test an advanced version of the agency’s space shuttle space suit for use by astronauts assigned to flights aboard the Orion crew exploration capsule. Engineers shared photos as the suits were exposed to a vacuum.  (See also: Orion testers make one giant leap into Gulf of Mexico)

SLS Testing:  RS-25 conducts another hot fire as SLS flight engines line up for EM-1  In a step forward for the inaugural launch of the Space Launch System, contractor Aerojet Rocketdyne and NASA’s Stennis Space Center qualified the third of four first stage Honeywell rocket engine controllers.

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