June 19, 2014
NASA Using 3D Parts For Testing On Mini Model Of World’s Largest Rocket
Engineers at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., are using the latest technology — 3D printing — to make parts for a scale model of NASA’s new rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS). The model is being used for acoustic testing, which will show how the powerful noise generated by the engines and boosters may affect the rocket and crew, especially during liftoff. The data will then be used to verify the design of the rocket’s sound suppression system.
Credit: NASA Marshall Space Flight Center