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To Improve Rocket Designs NASA Engineers Will Crush Giant Fuel Tank
2013-12-09 12:24:33

NASA Think of it as high-tech can crushing. Only the can is enormous, as big as part of the largest rocket ever made. During a series of tests from Dec. 9-13 at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., engineers will apply nearly a million pounds of force to the top of an empty but pressurized rocket fuel tank. The test will eventually buckle and destroy the structure of the thin cylindrical tank wall while instruments precisely measure and record everything, millisecond...

New Rocket Engine Test-fired By NASA's Commercial Crew Partner Blue Origin
2013-12-04 08:31:40

NASA NASA commercial crew partner Blue Origin of Kent, Wash., announced it has tested a new, hydrogen- and oxygen-fueled engine designed to lift the company's crewed Space Vehicle on future missions out of Earth's atmosphere. Blue Origin is one of the American companies developing next generation rockets and spacecraft capable of carrying humans to low-Earth orbit. Blue Origin conducted the test of its BE-3 rocket engine on a stand at the company's West Texas facility near Van Horn on...

Orion's LAS Tower Complete In Preparation For First Mission
2013-12-03 12:17:08

NASA NASA engineers and contractors have successfully completed the Orion Launch Abort System (LAS) tower, marking a milestone that puts NASA one step closer to sending Orion 3,600 miles into space on the uncrewed Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1) mission, scheduled to launch in September 2014. Orion is America’s next generation spacecraft that will carry astronauts to destinations beyond low Earth orbit. The LAS is designed to protect astronauts if a problem arises during launch, by...

New Step Brings NASA Closer To Launching Astronauts Again
2013-11-20 14:42:21

[ Watch the Video: Launching Astronauts From American Soil ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA said it has taken another step in an effort to once again launch astronauts from American soil by the end of 2017. The US space agency is asking companies to complete development of crew transportation systems that meet NASA certification requirements and to begin conducting crewed flights to the International Space Station. "NASA is committed to launching American...

2013-11-18 10:29:16

NASA is looking for visionary concepts that have the potential to enable new missions or significantly improve current approaches to achieve aerospace objectives. Through the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program, NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate is seeking proposals for revolutionary concepts with the potential to transform aerospace endeavors. These include visionary aerospace architecture, system or mission concepts that are exciting and unexplored, yet credible...

2013-09-26 12:33:20

NASA has selected 10 university-led proposals for study of innovative, early stage space technologies that address high priority technical needs America's space program must master to enable future missions. The one-year grants from NASA's Space Technology Research Grants Program are worth about $250,000 each, with an additional year of research possible. Selected proposals address technology challenges that may improve astrophysics scientific instruments, oxygen recovery for space life...


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