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2013-10-23 20:21:25

WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Administrator Charles Bolden visited Stennis Space Center in Mississippi Wednesday to welcome employees back to work after the U.S. government shutdown and thank them for their ongoing commitment to the nation's space program. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Bolden held separate meetings with Stennis and NASA Shared Services Center (NSSC) employees. At Stennis, he also toured the B-2 Test Stand, which...

SpaceX Grasshopper Half Mile Test Launch
2013-10-14 11:22:08

[ Watch the Video: Grasshopper’s Half-Mile Test Flight ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online SpaceX's Grasshopper vehicle keeps making leaps and bounds, with its latest test taking it nearly a half-mile into the sky. The Grasshopper is a modified Falcon 9 rocket designed to both take off and land vertically. SpaceX has been testing out its new launch vehicle one step at a time by slowly launching it higher and higher to see whether it can maintain stability as it gets...

NASA To Start Testing Space Launch System Engines
2013-09-06 11:27:38

[ Watch The Video - One Final Test for J-2X Engine No. 10002 ] NASA All sights are set on testing RS-25 engines that will power NASA’s new Space Launch System (SLS) following completion of a series of hotfire tests on the next-generation J-2X engine Sept. 5. NASA conducted a 330-second test fire of the J-2X rocket engine on the A-1 Test Stand at the agency's Stennis Space Center in south Mississippi. The stand now will be prepared to house and test RS-25 engines, beginning...

3D Printed Rocket Component Blazes To Life In New Firing Test
2013-08-28 04:28:20

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The largest 3D printed rocket engine component ever tested by NASA produced a record 20,000 pounds of thrust during an engine firing last Thursday, officials at the US space agency have revealed. The component tested during the engine firing was an injector, which delivers propellants used to power an engine and provides the thrust required to launch rockets into space, NASA explained. During the test, liquid oxygen and gaseous...

Preparation Continues For SLS Engine Testing At Stennis
2013-08-27 11:49:05

NASA Think about negotiating an intricate maze, and you begin to appreciate the challenge of designing and fabricating test stand piping for NASA’s RS-25 rocket engine. NASA is meeting that challenge at its Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss., where liquid oxygen (LOX), liquid hydrogen and related piping is being produced for RS-25 engine testing on the A-1 test stand. Testing of the core-stage engine for NASA’s new Space Launch System (SLS) is scheduled to begin next...

2013-08-08 00:20:09

ATK's Role Includes Propulsion, Composite Structures and Satellite Components ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ATK (NYSE: ATK) propulsion, composite and spacecraft technologies supported today's successful launch of a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket from Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. This rocket carried a Wideband Global SATCOM satellite (WGS-6) into orbit for the U.S. Air Force. WGS-6 is the sixth satellite delivered by prime...

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,...

2013-05-25 00:20:16

CANOGA PARK, Calif., May 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne engines provided the power to successfully place the fifth in a series of Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS-5) communication satellites into orbit today for the U.S. military. The mission was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta IV medium rocket with Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne RS-68 and RL10B-2 engines providing the booster and upper-stage propulsion,...