Marshall Space Flight Center 2015: Advancing Technology to Power NASA’s Journey to Mars

  Dec. 21, 2015 – From making rocket engines roar to analyzing the first 3-D printed parts created on the space station and developing new technologies, 2015 was a year of discovery and progress as the team at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Read More »

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Piece by Piece: NASA Team Moves Closer to Building a 3-D Printed Rocket Engine

By NASA A NASA team moved a step closer to building a completely 3-D printed, high-performance rocket engine by manufacturing complex engine parts and test firing them together with cryogenic liquid hydrogen and oxygen to produce 20,000 pounds of thrust. Additive manufacturing, or 3-D printing, Read More »

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NASA Tests Provide Rare Opportunity to Get 3-D Printed Part Comparison Data

By NASA Sept. 11, 2015-A key part of the F-1 engine — the rocket engine that propelled the Saturn V and sent men to Moon — just completed a series of tests that will provide new data for today’s rocket engine designers. While this rocket Read More »

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Successful NASA Rocket Fuel Pump Tests Pave Way for 3-D Printed Demonstrator Engine

  One of the most complex, 3-D printed rocket engine parts ever made, a turbopump, got its “heartbeat” racing at more than 90,000 revolutions per minute (rpm) during a successful series of tests with liquid hydrogen propellant at NASA‘s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Read More »

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