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Facing pandemic, NASA shutters rocket factory, halts SLS and Orion testing


Facing pandemic, NASA shutters rocket factory, halts SLS and Orion testing NASA announced Thursday that work on the Space Launch System heavy-lift rocket and Orion crew capsule at facilities in Louisiana and Mississippi is being halted due to the spreading coronavirus pandemic, a stoppage that could force further delays on the already behind-schedule and over-budget programs. Meanwhile, NASA officials said Thursday they are making plans to try and keep the agency’s next Mars rover and the multibillion-dollar James Webb Space Telescope on schedule for launches in later this year and in 2021.   More



(Source: SpaceFlight Now - Mar 20)

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