NASA suspends production and testing of the Space Launch System and Orion

At the end of this week, NASA revealed how the COVID-19 pandemic affected its activities, more precisely, measures to contain it.

Agency management evaluated ongoing programs to determine the work that employees can do remotely at home, the most important work that needs to be done in the field, and the work in the field that will be suspended.

The final category includes the manufacture and testing of the Space Launch System (SLS) launch vehicle and Orion spacecraft. These works are carried out at the NASA assembly plant in Mijud and at the Space Center. Stennis temporarily suspended. The spacecraft Artemis 1 Orion will be sent to the space center to them. Kennedy, where he will ultimately be installed on the SLS for the lunar mission of Artemis I. Assembly of the spacecraft Artemis II Orion in the center of them. Kennedy continues.

These decisions regarding work in the center of them. Stennis taken because of the growing number of cases of infection with COVID-19 in the surrounding area. Confirmed cases among NANS employees in the center named after There is no Stennis yet.

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