360-Degree Video of NASA's Powerful Rocket Blast Will Make Your Astronaut Dreams Come True

By Andrew Liszewski on at

Before actually using them on what will be the world’s most powerful rocket, NASA has been thoroughly testing its new RS-25 engines. With 512,000 pounds of thrust, however, the best way to experience all of that power is through this 360-degree video that safely puts you right in the path of the immense blast.

This RS-25 test took place at the Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis in Mississippi, and lasted for a full six minutes and twenty seconds, although this video only recaps the highlights. Eventually, three of these RS-25 engines will work together to generate two million pounds of thrust, propelling NASA’s new Space Launch System into orbit. May all your childhood dreams come true. [YouTube via CNet]