NASA’s hot fire test to be heard for many miles today

The Space Launch System rocket will be the world’s most powerful rocket when assembled.

Zack: NASA Green Run Hot Fire Test

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - History is set to be made this weekend at NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi.

A hot fire test as part of the Artemis program is scheduled between a 4 - 6 p.m. window Saturday, January 16.

Crews prepare for historic rocket core test at Stennis on Saturday

This one-of-a-kind core fire is the final test to start a new era of space exploration through NASA’s Space Launch System rocket.

The full hot fire test will start up all four RS-25 engines creating quite a noise spreading for many miles. The Stennis Space Center said in a tweet, a 60-mile radius from the site could possibly experience elevated decibel levels.

This means areas as far away as New Orleans and Covington could hear some rumbling but a closer area within 30-miles of Stennis is most likely to experience the more pronounced noise.

NASA's core test sound radius
NASA's core test sound radius (Source: FOX 8 Weather)

When complete, the Space Launch System will be the world’s most powerful rocket taking a man and a woman to the moon by the year 2024. The core test Saturday is a major accomplishment towards the future of the Artemis mission.

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