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Will Smoot

November 2, 2019

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The morning calm of Chincoteague Island and the surrounding Eastern Shore of Virginia was briefly interrupted by a powerful rocket launch from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport on November 2, 2019. Correspondent Will Smoot provides a first-hand account of launch viewing from Tom's Cove.

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NASA's Space Launch System core stage pathfinder is suspended over the transfer aisle in preparation for lifting operations.  Photo credit: Scott Schilke / We Report Space

KSC Crane Operators Lift Core Stage Pathfinder Six Times During October 2019

The Jacobs Company employs 21 overhead crane operators at Kennedy Space Center. The crews had an opportunity to practice with a mock-up of the SLS Core Stage for crane operations in the Vehicle Assembly Building.

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One of the "rainbirds," a water-dispersal device atop the SLS mobile launcher, blankets the launch platform with water during the final flow test at Kennedy Space Center.  Photo credit: Michael Howard / We Report Space

NASA Drops 450,000 Gallons of Water on SLS Mobile Launcher

NASA releases 450,000 gallons of water in a matter of moments during their seventh and final water flow test at LC-39B in support of the upcoming Artemis / SLS launch.

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Workers from Jacobs watch the Core Stage Pathfinder arrive at KSC. Photo credit: Bill Jelen / We Report Space

SLS Core Stage Test Article Arrives at KSC for Crane Practice

A mock-up of the Space Launch Systems (SLS) core stage arrived at Kennedy Space Center today via the Pegasus barge for a month of testing inside the VAB.

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Lift-off at CCAFS Launch Complex 46. Photo: Michael Seeley.

Successful Orion Abort Test Brings NASA Closer to Moon Mission

At 7AM local time on July 2, 2019, NASA conducted a test of the Orion Launch Abort System. After 50 seconds of powered flight, NASA initiated the abort sequence and the Launch Abort System successfully pulled the Orion crew module away from the rocket.

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