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NASA is dumping plans for a throw-away version of the space shuttle's main engines for its planned cargo launcher and will instead buy existing rocket engines used on Boeing Co.'s Delta 4 boosters, U.S. space agency officials said on Tuesday.
A 4 1/2-year-old space-shuttle booster rocket was test-fired by ATK Thiokol to determine the effects of age on the rocket motor components.
As Space Shuttle Discovery gets closer to launch, the din of preparations across the country is music to veteran engineer David Martin's ears.
What do two Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Boosters plus one External Tank equal? Together, the fuel in the boosters and tank can generate 6.5 million pounds of thrust -- enough to power Space Shuttle Discovery on its Return to Flight mission to the International Space Station in the May-June time frame.
A massive new Boeing rocket lumbered from its seaside pad Tuesday on a mission to prove the vehicle is capable of lofting super-sized military satellites into orbit.
A major milestone was achieved today when technicians began stacking Space Shuttle Discovery's right Solid Rocket Booster in the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida â€” signifying the beginning of assembly for the Return-to-Flight STS-114 mission.
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