Friction welding at NASA Michoud Assembly Facility

Friction-stir-weld tool for wet and dry structures on the Space Launch System (SLS) core stage. It will weld barrel panels together to produce whole barrels for the two pressurized tanks, the intertank, the forward skirt and the aft engine section.More Info: https://www.nasa.gov/exploration/systems/sls/

Friction-stir-weld tool for wet and dry structures on the Space Launch System (SLS) core stage. It will weld barrel panels together to produce whole barrels for the two pressurized tanks, the intertank, the forward skirt and the aft engine section.

More Info: https://www.nasa.gov/exploration/systems/sls/

Photo taken on August 5, 2018.

Note:View more of my photos from a 2019 visit to the NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility here.


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