Meet the ‘Ferrari of rocket engines’

The RS-25 engine for NASA’s new rocket, the Space Launch System, is one of the most complex and efficient rocket engines ever built.

Four RS-25 engines and two, five-segment solid rocket boosters will power the SLS on deep space missions, including to an asteroid and ultimately to Mars.

Here NASA engineers discuss what they call “the Ferrari of rocket engines”.

Bill Condie

Bill Condie

Bill Condie is a science journalist based in Adelaide, Australia.

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