SLS SRB Accidentally Ignites, Leaves Rocket With Only 1 SRB

SLS SRB Accidentally Ignites, Leaves Rocket With Only 1 SRB

Cape Canaveral, FL – Surely the delays can't get worse than this! During SLS' rollout on Thursday night, one of the two SRBs (Solid Rocket Boosters) that was supposed to power SLS accidentally ignited, leaving the rocket with only one booster. One of Apogee's representatives at the launch site was able to speak with Silliw Divad, chief SLS designer.

"We should've checked our staging. Especially that dude Bill, he always loves to get inside Mission Control and mess with the buttons. One minute, we weren't looking, and the next, the SRB was gone! Now we have to roll it back to the VAB to attach another SRB to it."

Mr. Divad did provide an alternative to rolling it back to the VAB:

We could get ULA to work with us on their asymmetrical booster configuration software. They have experience with their Atlas V 411 and 511 variants, so they could lend us some experience and get SLS flying with only 1 booster.

An asymmetrical SLS! What a sight that will be.

NOTE: This is not real, SLS still has 2 boosters attached to it.

Original image credits: NASA and John Raoux for AP

Photoshop by The KSP Maniac