NASA has recently tested its new extremely strong boosters for the first which will be used for 2019 launch of its Space Launch System rocket. It will take its trip to Mars, eventually, in 2030.
The static testing took place in Utah on March 3, 2015 at 3:30pm GMT lasting 126 seconds.
A magnificent thrust of 3.6 million pounds was witnessed during the test which increased the temperature to a blazing 2500°C melting the sand to glass.
The rocket will use two of these Solid Rocket Boosters during flight which will make it the most powerful rocket to ever have been launched – more powerful than even the one which took humans to moon the (Saturn V). NASA’s booster manager, Alex Priskos said, “We couldn’t be happier with what we know so far. Today was about as successful as you can get.”