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May 20, 2017

NASA Barge Pegasus Docked In Alabama

Brought SLS Components From New Orleans To Marshall Space Flight Center

The barge Pegasus, carrying a structural test version of the massive SLS rocket's engine section, arrived at the Marshall Space Flight Center on May 15 after a 1,240-mile voyage from NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. The barge left Michoud on April 28. The delivery -- the first of major SLS hardware from Michoud to Marshall -- marks a critical milestone toward the first integrated flight of the SLS rocket and NASA's Orion spacecraft, and a step closer to sending humans to deep space destinations, including Mars.

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