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Supporting "The Next Giant Leap": Promontory Rocket Motor Test Advances US Space Travel Plans


A fiery blast and towering cloud of smoke briefly interrupted the clear desert air of Box Elder County last week, marking another milestone in plans to return Americans to the Moon and deeper into outer space.

On the afternoon of Wednesday, Sept. 2, NASA and Northrop Grumman Corp. joined forces at Northrop Grumman’s Promontory campus, where they conducted a full-scale static fire test of NASA’s Space Launch System rocket motor. Because of the pandemic, the typical crowds weren’t there to cheer it on, but officials said the test was successful. Read the rest of the story on HJnews.com.


This story is made possible thanks to a community reporting partnership between The Herald Journal and Utah Public Radio.