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NASA : Preparing the Vehicle Assembly Building for NASA's Next Rocket .- Preparación del Edificio de Ensamblaje de Vehículos de la NASA, para el Siguiente Rocket (Cohetes)

Hola amigos: A VUELO DE UN QUINDE EL BLOG., Una vista desde abajo en la Bahía de alta 3 en el interior del Edificio de Ensamblaje de Vehículos en el Centro Espacial Kennedy de la NASA en Florida, muestra tres plataformas de trabajo instaladas para cohetes sistema de lanzamiento espacial (SLS) de la NASA. Las plataformas más bajas son las plataformas de trabajo a nivel de K. Por encima de ellos son las plataformas de trabajo J-nivel. Una grúa está bajando la segunda mitad de las plataformas J-nivel para la instalación de 112 pies sobre el suelo, o cerca de 11 pisos de altura.
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View from floor of large Vehicle Assembly Building with platform structures visible going upwards
A view from below in High Bay 3 inside the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, shows three work platforms installed for NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket. The lower platforms are the K-level work platforms. Above them are the J-level work platforms. A crane is lowering the second half of the J-level platforms for installation about 112 feet above the floor, or nearly 11 stories high.
The newly installed platform will complete the second of 10 levels of work platforms that will surround and provide access to the SLS rocket and Orion spacecraft for Exploration Mission 1. The Ground Systems Development and Operations Program is overseeing upgrades and modifications to VAB High Bay 3, including installation of the new work platforms, to prepare for NASA’s journey to Mars.
Image Credit: NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis
Last Updated: April 20, 2016
Editor: Sarah Loff

Welding Wonder Completes Hardware for First Flight of NASA's SLS Rocket

Vertical Assembly Center
Flight hardware for the core stage of the world's most powerful rocket, NASA's Space Launch System, finishes final welding and is moved off the 170-foot-tall Vertical Assembly Center at the agency's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans.
The hardware is for the engine section, and is the first major SLS flight component to finish full welding on the Vertical Assembly Center. The engine section is located at the bottom of the rocket's core stage and will house the four RS-25 engines for the first flight of SLS with NASA's Orion spacecraft in 2018.
The SLS core stage will stand at more than 200 feet tall and store cryogenic liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen that will feed the launch vehicle’s RS-25 engines. A qualification version of the engine section, which also has completed welding on the Vertical Assembly Center at Michoud, will be shipped later this year to NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, to undergo structural loads testing on a 50-foot test structure currently under construction.
 All welding for the core stage of the SLS Block I configuration -- including confidence, qualification and flight hardware -- will be completed this summer. Traveling to deep space requires a large vehicle that can carry huge payloads, and SLS will have the payload capacity needed to carry crew and cargo for those exploration missions, including Mars. 
Last Updated: April 18, 2016
Editor: Jennifer Harbaugh
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Guillermo Gonzalo Sánchez Achutegui
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