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  • Anyone else catch NASA's latest test today?

    Successful 499.6 second duration test of the SLS

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EGZ0AZMcJk

    More here-

    https://www.space.com/nasa-sls-megar...s-1-march-2021
    I just need one more tool,just one!

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    not live, but just read a news article on it. Holy heck. I can't imagine being strapped to the pointy end of that - it would be the ride of your life!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by mattthemuppet View Post
      not live, but just read a news article on it. Holy heck. I can't imagine being strapped to the pointy end of that - it would be the ride of your life!
      And just think, this is just the core stage with no solid rocket boosters attached.
      I just need one more tool,just one!

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      • #4
        as much as I would love to go into space, I like my internal organs distributed evenly inside my body cavity

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        • #5
          I'd like to hear about the engineering that goes into securing a negative G load like that. Wow.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by MikeWI View Post
            I'd like to hear about the engineering that goes into securing a negative G load like that. Wow.
            Forces are actually quite small compared to many "industrial" machines. 4x RS-25 engines generate about 2 million pounds of total thrust.
            Or about 900 metric tons, about one fifth what this crane ship was supposed* to be able to lift: https://www.deme-group.com/technologies/orion

            *crane hook failed in test lift and the crane boom folded around the ship in a spectacular fashion.
            https://www.projectcargojournal.com/...rion-accident/
            Location: Helsinki, Finland, Europe

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