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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.

2012-12-14 16:03:42

NASA on Thursday took another step toward human exploration of new destinations in the solar system.

2011-11-04 03:33:46

Reporters are invited to NASA's John C. Stennis Space Center in Mississippi on Wednesday, Nov. 9 to view a test firing of the J-2X rocket engine, a key component of NASA's Space Launch System, which will carry the Orion spacecraft, its crew, cargo, equipment and science experiments beyond Earth orbit.

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2011-07-15 08:10:00

NASA conducted a combined chill test and short ignition test July 14 of the next-generation J-2X rocket engine that could help carry humans beyond low-Earth orbit to deep space.

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2010-11-11 06:50:00

NASA's John C Stennis Space Center in Mississippi conducted a successful test firing Wednesday of the liquid-fuel AJ26 engine that will power the first stage of Orbital Sciences Corp's Taurus II space launch vehicle.

2009-07-29 16:05:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Capping a legacy that spans 34 years, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne completed the final planned test on a Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) today at the John C. Stennis Space Center (SSC) in Mississippi.

2009-02-26 08:10:52

NASA has selected three companies to receive a subsonic rotary wing technology development contract valued at $40 million.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.