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Planet Earth’s largest spacecraft welding tool

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Published         15 Sep , 2014      1:28 pm          144 views.

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Planet Earth’s largest spacecraft welding tool for space launch system is the Vertical Assembly Center.

A 16mm fisheye lens was used to show a wide angle view of the Vertical Assembly Center at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans at a ribbon-cutting ceremony Sept 12.

The VAC is part of a family of state-of-the-art tools designed to weld the core stage of the Space Launch System, the most powerful rocket ever built for mission deep in space.

The 170-foot-tall, 78-foot-wide giant completes a world-class welding toolkit that will be used to build the core stage of America’s next great rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS).

Image Credit: NASA

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