By Mahita Gajanan
August 17, 2016

In a new time-lapse video, NASA shows the construction of a massive 130-foot tall rocket fuel tank look in just 60 seconds.

The video shows the liquid hydrogen tank from top and bottom angles as it is assembled at the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. NASA said on its Marshall Center YouTube page that the tank will be transported to NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, “for structural testing.”

“Testing ensures the flight articles will be able to sustain the extreme forces experienced during launch,” the page said.

 

 

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