MSFC Decides To Use Qualification Test Articles on First SLS Flight

Keith's note: Sources report that NASA MSFC has concluded that accelerating hardware originally intended for EM-2 such that it could be used on EM-1 would not be ready in time. So they have decided to try and flight-certify qualification test articles for flight on EM-1 instead. The goal is to try and have an SLS vehicle ready to fly during Trump's first term in office. Since 2018 is off the table that means 2019 and perhaps 2020. The operative word is "try".

- NASA Decides Against Putting Crew On EM-1, earlier post
- SLS LOX Dome Dropped And Damaged Beyond Repair (Update), earlier post
- Newt Gingrich Thinks SLS May Become a Museum Piece - Soon, earlier post
- Earlier SLS news

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