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USA: NASA tests massive rocket booster in Utah desert01:02

USA: NASA tests massive rocket booster in Utah desert

United States, Promontory, Utah
June 28, 2016 at 17:03 GMT +00:00 · Published

NASA tested the new Space Launch System solid rocket booster at Orbital ATK Propulsion Systems' test facilities in Promontory, Utah, on Tuesday.

The test was the last of two necessary to qualify the five-segment booster to fly astronauts to destinations in orbit.

The rocket booster will next be fired up during the test flight mission of NASA's Space Launch System, which is set to take place at the end of 2018.

USA: NASA tests massive rocket booster in Utah desert01:02
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NASA tested the new Space Launch System solid rocket booster at Orbital ATK Propulsion Systems' test facilities in Promontory, Utah, on Tuesday.

The test was the last of two necessary to qualify the five-segment booster to fly astronauts to destinations in orbit.

The rocket booster will next be fired up during the test flight mission of NASA's Space Launch System, which is set to take place at the end of 2018.