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3D-printed
2015-04-07 16:29:04

Engineers at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, unboxed some special cargo from the International Space Station on April 6: the first items manufactured in space with a 3-D printer.

Space Launch System
2014-12-15 13:58:59

Provided by Megan Davidson, NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center Take a look at your current devices. Can you imagine swapping that smartphone for a gigantic cellphone from the 1980s? Surfing the Internet with dial-up speed? Working out to your favorite music with a cassette player? Today's technology is better, faster and more innovative. People have to keep up with the rapidly changing times, and so does the "brain" for the RS-25 rocket engine. [caption id="attachment_1113299362"...

space lightning
2014-09-09 03:30:06

Keeping a spare on hand simply makes sense. Just as drivers keep spare tires on hand to replace a flat or blowout, NASA routinely maintains “spares,” too.

International Observe The Moon Night
2014-09-05 06:58:09

Media and the public are invited to celebrate International Observe the Moon Night on Saturday, Sept. 6, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. CDT/6:30-9:30 EDT at NASA’s Education Training Facility in Huntsville, Alabama.

3-D printed rocket injectors
2014-08-30 07:40:11

NASA has successfully tested the most complex rocket engine parts ever designed by the agency and printed with additive manufacturing, or 3-D printing, on a test stand at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

Space Launch System
2014-08-29 03:00:08

Engineers at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, are wrapping up acoustic testing on a 5-percent scale model of NASA's Space Launch System.

anti-geyser testing
2014-08-12 03:00:56

Let's be honest -- geysers are really cool. You've got an eruption of water and vapor that can burst to heights of 185 feet. What's not to like about that? When building propellant tanks for the world's most powerful rocket, NASA engineers want to make sure Old Faithful stays in Yellowstone.

Space Launch System
2014-08-10 02:00:17

As progress continues on NASA's new rocket, the Space Launch System, the solid rocket boosters team successfully completed its critical design review Aug. 6. This is an important milestone for the program, as it verifies the boosters are ready to move forward with qualification testing.

Testing On 3-D Printer Completed By NASA
2014-06-25 03:20:49

A 3-D printer that astronauts call their version of a "Star Trek" replicator has just completed a series of tests at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, verifying it is ready to be launched to the International Space Station later this year.


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2012-01-13 17:31:29

Jan Davis is a former American astronaut and a veteran of three space flights. She was born Nancy Jan Smotherman on November 1, 1953 in Cocoa Beach, Florida. She grew up in Huntsville, Alabama and graduated from Huntsville High School in 1971. She then went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Biology from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1975 and another in mechanical engineering from Auburn University in 1977. Davis also attended the University of Alabama in Huntsville,...

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