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MORGAN CITY, La., Feb. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Conrad Industries, Inc.
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.
NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, the agency's only large-scale advanced manufacturing facility, soon will be building liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanks with commercial applications on Earth.
NASA put the squeeze on a large rocket test section today.
It's almost one-million pounds of force on the "can," and they want to see it buckle.
Space shuttle Discovery's external fuel tank has taken on a bit of a starring role for the STS-133 mission because of the extra work needed to handle the unexpected challenges presented by the tank's stringers.
Space shuttle Discovery is scheduled to roll back from Launch Pad 39A to the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida for additional work related to its final scheduled mission.
NASA will conduct a tanking test at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Friday, Dec 17, to evaluate repairs made to space shuttle Discovery's external fuel tank.
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