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3D Printed Rocket Parts Pass Hot-Fire Tests
2013-07-25 05:43:55

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA has tested 3D printed rocket parts, showing that the future is bright for the less-expensive methodology. Engineers decided to try 3D printing rocket parts in order to help save NASA and the industry some money, as well as open up new affordable design possibilities for rockets and spacecraft. Now, NASA is saying that tests have shown these rocket engine parts are comparable to those made the old-fashioned way. NASA engineers...

3D Printed Rocket Part Tested By NASA, Aerojet Rocketdyne
2013-07-15 04:20:22

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA reports it has successfully tested the first-ever 3D printed rocket component, demonstrating a technology that could eventually lead to more efficient manufacturing of rocket engines. The US space agency and Aerojet Rocketdyne tested a rocket engine injector made through 3D printing. NASA said this space technology could eventually help save American companies time and money. They were able to demonstrate the ability to design,...

Masters With Masters Session Details Transition Eras
2013-05-31 13:45:42

NASA NASA's Kennedy Space Center saw a dramatic restructuring in the late 1970s, but the transition now under way is in some ways more substantial given that the entire civilian spaceflight architecture is changing, said two of the main figures behind both evolutions. "We don't want to lose the lessons we learned, but we also need to see how to operate more efficiently," said Bob Cabana, Kennedy's center director and a former space shuttle commander. "We know where we want to be and we...

2013-05-09 12:02:02

NASA has awarded a contract to J.P. Donovan Construction Inc. of Rockledge, Fla., to modify the mobile launcher that will enable the agency's Space Launch System (SLS) heavy-lift rocket to send humans to an asteroid, Mars and other new destinations in the solar system. The work under this firm fixed-price $20.7 million contract will begin in June and be completed in 18 months. The mobile launcher is located at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Kennedy is expanding its capabilities...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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