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NASA's Shuttle-Era Engines Have One Last Job - Newsy

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NASA will use the last of its Shuttle-tested RS-25 engines to launch the first Space Launch System flights. See more at http://www.newsy.com/ Follow Cliff Judy: http://www.twitter.com/cliffjudy Sources: NASA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGsRS-s7Rv0 NASA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsJpUCWfyPE NASA http://www.nasa.gov/exploration/systems/sls/some-assembly-required-the-newest-rs-25-joins-the-space-launch-system-family.html Aerojet Rocketdyne https://www.rocket.com/rs-25-engine NASA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DNljVcs6Dc NASA http://www.nasa.gov/sls/core-stage-engine.html NASA http://www.nasa.gov/sls/brain-for-rs-25-engine.html NASA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xz1L2-CjsIo NASA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWoKfqEXfdk NASA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22-Ji8_kDwg NASA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtE_61ZR67Y NASASpaceFlight.com http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2011/09/sls-finally-announced-nasa-forward-path/ NASA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08Gv7qDxgUE Image via: NASA / Dimitri Gerondidakis http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_2084.html
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J A (2 months ago)
Great, more core stages at the bottom of the ocean at taxpayer expense. Memo to NASA: Hire SpaceX to design your cores so they can return to the launchpad or drone ship at sea.
Sean Hollingsworth (3 months ago)
It's too bad that NASA can't pull off a SpaceX solution, and land these back on a platform.
Brian Jaeger (3 months ago)
Just do what you would do for the SRB’s: get the core in the ocean! Not hard.
Eric Fontaine (4 months ago)
These are amazing engines - but we need reuse! I agree with keeping people employed, but this gravy train politics has got to go.
armorer1984 (5 months ago)
It's a shame to see a rocket that is this reliable and efficient being disposed of during each launch. What a waste.
xc5647321 xc5647321 (2 months ago)
Yeah but so far ONLY SpaceX is reusing them. Everyone else is using throwaway rockets for now world wide!!! I cannot wait for SKYLON. THAT is true space travel, and reusable!
ну-ка прямиком ультромегосуппер!!!
novabythelake (2 years ago)
"Exterminate!!!"
Robin McDonald (2 months ago)
Yes me too. I laughed.
902 (2 years ago)
+novabythelake Haha yeah that's why I clicked the video XD !
Mace Moneta (2 years ago)
+novabythelake That's what I saw in the thumbnail too. :)
Gordon Woodroffe (2 years ago)
old engines lol
Stephen Buckeye (2 years ago)
0:22 - I think it's just a cover, and secretly, they will be the next generation of Daleks...
Kozmikōcēlōtl (2 years ago)
Lol NASA=stalling since nixon
Vic Pens (2 years ago)
Old technology wow
Formula-Street (2 years ago)
Just close down NASA for good.
Mateyhv1 (4 months ago)
Next step for humanity is to be erased by artifical intelligence.
Meemsss (2 years ago)
+Mia Patterson Yea space belongs to us, soon we will rule the universe!
Shawn Wood (2 years ago)
Space is the next step for humanity. we need to be there
Mia (2 years ago)
+NeonGlowment Just because you dissagree does not make him/her a troll. In any case I happen to agree, but NASA has 1000 of employees. Naturally it cost more to employ them all.
Meemsss (2 years ago)
+Formulastreet also why the fuck would we close down NASA just because of an inventor who did so much with a much smaller budget, also he isn't he dead?!
mosshark (2 years ago)
This good news.. but a shame that NASA is so strapped that it can't develop new engines with present day parts and technology.

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