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NASA 'hot fire' test of moon rocket system ends abruptly

This handout photo released courtesy of NASA shows the core stage for the first flight of NASA's Space Launch System rocket in the B-2 Test Stand during a scheduled eight minute duration hot fire test, January 16, 2021, at NASA’s Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. (Photo by AFP)

A NASA 'hot fire' rocket engines test ends abruptly after just over a minute, the US space agency said Sunday, as engineers checked the system that will send the Artemis 1 mission to the moon.

NASA said in a statement the burn was supposed to last eight minutes. Data from the test will be studied to understand why the engines shut down early, it added.

(Source: AFP)

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