Space Coast, FL – Early morning on July 29, 2020 the barge Pegasus ventured to and through Port Canaveral, Florida. Pegasus is known for making delivers from back in the Shuttle program. Now, it makes it’s delivery for SLS.
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The barge delivered the second to last piece of hardware for the Artemis I test flight around the Moon to Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The launch vehicle stage adapter (LVSA) connects the core stage of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket to the upper stage, called the Interim Cryogenic Propulsion Stage.
The full trip was from NASA Marshal in Huntsville, Alabama to NASA Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
After going up the rest of the way on the Indian River to Kennedy’s SLC-39 turn basin wharf, technicians offloaded the LVSA and transported it to the Vehicle Assembly Building. This is where it will be stored until it is needed for stacking on the rocket.
We’re almost there! The SLS is slated to lift off the Artemis I mission late 2021. This will be the first time since the Apollo missions that we send a test uncrewed spacecraft to the Moon and back.
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