NASA SLS Artemis rode out the hurricane in the Vehicle Assembly Building. There was a small fire but the rocket was not damaged. NASA must replace the batteries in the rocket.
There is a launch window in October but this is very unlikely. The earliest likely launch is November but weather and other issues can easily delay the launch into 2023.
At approximately 11:45pm today, a fire was reported in the Vehicle Assembly Building. Employees were evacuated, and there are no reported injuries. The VAB is fire safe, and the Artemis I vehicle was not at risk. We will provide updates as we have them.
— NASA's Kennedy Space Center (@NASAKennedy) September 27, 2022
A rocket that leaks explosive hydrogen, forced back inside a building that then catched fire, by an oncoming Category 3 hurricane.
Or as the SLS contractors put it:
"One of our better days".https://t.co/XSyD22ZOk4
— LaserGuy (@LaserGuy3) September 28, 2022
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3 thoughts on “Small Fire in NASA Vehicle Assembly Building With SLS Inside”
FTS battery replacement, correct?
Also would be nice to charge up all those cubesats, but it sounds like they are so embedded in the ESM that they can’t pull them out, so only those cubesats sipping vehicle power will still be charged..
Musk didn’t think to put sparklers in like Shuttle has—and where is Starship’s escape tower, again?
What does Musk have to do with SLS, really? I guess his company has a part in Artemis, but otherwise there is no reason for him to show up there, is it?
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