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NASA blew up the world's largest rocket fuel tank in a test

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NASA explodiu o maior tanque de combustível para foguetes do mundo em um teste


This quest will be responsible for taking the first woman to the moon by 2024.

On July 20 this year was celebrated the 50th anniversary of NASA's famous space mission, Apollo 11, which took man to the moon, which was described as an important page in the history of mankind. As part of the celebration, the US Space Agency (NASA) unveiled the Artemis Mission, an ambitious project aimed at bringing the first woman and next man to the moon in the year 2024.

On the 5th of this month, NASA conducted an important test of the Artemis Mission, which was the endurance of the largest rocket fuel tank in the world. The liquid hydrogen tank, which measures approximately 40 meters in length and more than 8 meters in diameter, supported more than 260% of its expected capacity. The tank ended up not supporting anymore and ended up exploding.

"Success! Engineers at NASA's George C. Marshall Space Flight Center tested a liquid hydrogen tank until it exploded – the tank withstood more than 260 percent of its expected load until it bends and breaks!" – Jim Bridenstine, NASA manager.

In the video released, we can see how the structure breaks like a fragile balloon filled with water, and writhes like a piece of paper.

The test performed in George C. Marshall Space Flight Center It was celebrated by NASA engineers, that in this case the 'failure' meant a major success later in the Artemis mission.

Source: Sputniknews
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