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NASA Achieves Rocket Engine Test Milestone Needed for Moon Missions

April 6, 2019

NASA is a step closer to returning astronauts to the Moon in the next five years following a…
Aerojet Rocketdyne Tests Out its New Advanced Ion Engine System

September 4, 2018

When it comes to the next generation of space exploration, a number of key technologies are being investigated.…
Scientists successfully tested a rocket engine that eats itself for fuel

May 29, 2018

Lifting even small satellites to Earth‘s orbit is very expensive task. And how could it not be when…
First Four Space Launch System Flight Engines Ready To Rumble

October 12, 2017

The flight preparations for the four engines that will power NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) on its first…
Test site for ESA backed airbreathing engine

May 6, 2017

4 May 2017 Work began today on building the UK’s latest rocket engine test facility, designed for firing…
Technicians Prep Space Launch System Booster Structures for First Deep Space Mission

December 22, 2016

When NASA’s new heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS), soars from its launch pad at Kennedy Space…
Proven Engine Packs Big, In-Space Punch for NASA’s SLS Rocket

October 24, 2016

The thundering roar of a rocket leaving the launch pad is a familiar sight. Much less familiar is…
Piece by Piece: NASA Team Moves Closer to Building a 3-D Printed Rocket Engine

December 18, 2015

A NASA team moved a step closer to building a completely 3-D printed, high-performance rocket engine by manufacturing…
Boeing Rejects Aerojet Rocketdyne Bid for ULA and Affirms Vulcan Rocket Support, Lockheed Martin Noncommittal

September 21, 2015

Boeing has officially and publicly rejected a bid by Aerojet Rocketdyne to buy rocket maker United Launch Alliance…
NASA Tests Provide Rare Opportunity to Get 3-D Printed Part Comparison Data

September 13, 2015

A key part of the F-1 engine — the rocket engine that propelled the Saturn V and sent…
RS-25 Engines: Meeting the Need for Speed

August 14, 2015

Rocket engines are among the most amazing machines ever invented. That’s mainly because they have to do one…
Countdown to Deep Space Continues with Latest RS-25 Test

August 14, 2015

NASA’s countdown to deep space continued yesterday with a 535-second test of its Space Launch System (SLS) RS-25 rocket…
Hot firing of world’s first 3D-printed platinum thruster chamber

June 18, 2015

The world’s first spacecraft thruster with a platinum combustion chamber and nozzle made by 3D printing has passed…
The revolutionary ion engine that took spacecraft to Ceres

March 10, 2015

I’ve seen the future, and the future’s blue. NASA The NASA spacecraft Dawn has spent more than seven…
Exploring the Universe with Nuclear Power

February 2, 2015

In the past four decades, NASA and other space agencies from around the world have accomplished some amazing…
New “Brain” for RS-25 Engine is No Technological Flashback to the ’80s

December 16, 2014

Take a look at your current devices. Can you imagine swapping that smartphone for a gigantic cellphone from…
NASA Begins Engine Test Project for Space Launch System Rocket

July 18, 2014

Engineers have taken a crucial step in preparing to test parts of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket…
Moscow Delivers Double Whammy to US Space Efforts – Bans Rockets Engines for Military Use, Won’t Prolong ISS Work

May 14, 2014

Moscow delivered a double whammy of bad news to US space programs today by banning the use of Russian…
Advancing the technology readiness of SLS adaptive controls

March 26, 2014

NASA Armstrong’s highly modified F/A-18A Full Scale Advanced Systems Testbed aircraft No. 853 validated the effectiveness of the…
Two Boosters Complete for Orion Spacecraft’s First Flight Test

February 26, 2014

Two of the boosters that will help send NASA’s Orion spacecraft into space for the first time are…
Blue Origin Test-Fires New Rocket Engine

December 4, 2013

NASA commercial crew partner Blue Origin of Kent, Wash., announced it has tested a new, hydrogen- and oxygen-fueled…
Engineering students set milestone with test of 3-D-printed rocket engine

October 21, 2013

On a hot Saturday afternoon in the Mojave Desert, a team of UC San Diego engineering students huddled…
Boeing and Aerojet Rocketdyne Test CST-100 Thrusters

September 23, 2013

Boeing’s CST-100 spacecraft is one step closer to liftoff after a gauntlet of test firings of its steering…
RS-25: The Clark Kent of Engines for the Space Launch System

September 16, 2013

In the iconic comic-book series, “Superman,” the main character, Clark Kent, looks like your average Joe. Under the…
From Cancer Treatment to Ion Thruster: The Newest Little Idea for Nanosat Micro Rockets

August 28, 2013

Nanosatellites are smartphone-sized gadgets that can perform simple, yet valuable, space missions. Dozens of these little spacecraft are…
NASA Tests Limits of 3-D Printing with Powerful Rocket Engine Check

August 28, 2013

The largest 3-D printed rocket engine component NASA ever has tested blazed to life Thursday, Aug. 22 during…
NASA Continues Preparation for SLS Engine Testing at Stennis

August 27, 2013

Think about negotiating an intricate maze, and you begin to appreciate the challenge of designing and fabricating test…
Collaboration leads to new rocket propulsion technology

August 12, 2013

Dr. Michael Nusca, Robert Michaels and Nathan Mathis were recently recognized by the U.S. Department of the Army…
Apollo 11 F-1 Engine Finding Confirmed by Jeff Bezos on Eve of 1st Human Moonwalk

July 22, 2013

In a fitting testament to NASA’s momentous Apollo Moon Landing Program, NASA and billionaire Jeff Bezos confirmed last…
ESA test opens way to UK spaceplane engine investment

July 17, 2013

The UK government has announced plans to invest in the development of an air-breathing rocket engine – intended…
Additively Manufactured Rocket Engine Injector Tested

July 12, 2013

NASA and Aerojet Rocketdyne of West Palm Beach, Fla., recently finished testing a rocket engine injector made through…
NASA Thruster Achieves World-Record 5+ Years of Operation

June 25, 2013

A NASA advanced ion propulsion engine has successfully operated for more than 48,000 hours, or 5 and a…
Morpheus Aborts, Then Recovers For a Second Go In Tether Test

June 20, 2013

The below video should satisfy your daily need for rocket foom. Morpheus — a NASA testbed for vertical…
SpaceX Fires Up Falcon 9-R in a Long Duration Test

June 12, 2013

Last week, SpaceX fired up a new version of the Falcon 9 for a short 10-second test fire. Now, they’ve…
SpaceShipTwo Fires Rocket Engines for First Ever Supersonic Test Flight

April 30, 2013

In a momentous and long awaited day in spaceflight, Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo (SS2) commercial spaceliner named “Enterprise” lit up her…
Apollo Rocket Engines Recovered from Atlantic Ocean Floor

March 21, 2013

Last year, Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos announced that he had located some of the Apollo F-1 rocket engines and planned…
NASA Partner Orbital Tests Rocket, Newest U.S. Launch Pad

February 25, 2013

NASA commercial partner Orbital Sciences of Dulles, Va., successfully conducted an engine test of its Antares rocket Friday…
NASA Seeks Big Ideas for Small In-Space Propulsion Systems

February 21, 2013

NASA’s Space Technology Program is calling for proposals to develop miniaturized electrospray propulsion technologies that could revolutionize small…
Magnetic shielding of ion beam thruster walls

February 14, 2013

Electric rocket engines known as Hall thrusters, which use a super high-velocity stream of ions to propel a…
Antares Rocket Critical Hotfire Engine Test Set for Feb. 12

February 11, 2013

Orbital Sciences Corporation has at last scheduled a critical engine test for the firm’s new commercially developed Antares…
Saturday Space Sight: Ion Thruster Sets World Record

January 7, 2013

While the Dawn spacecraft is visiting the asteroids Vesta and Ceres, NASA Glenn has been developing the next generation of ion thrusters…
MIT-developed ‘microthrusters’ could propel small satellites

December 28, 2012

As small as a penny, these thrusters run on jets of ion beams. A penny-sized rocket thruster may…
Beating Heart of J-2x Engine Finishes Year of Successful NASA Tests

December 17, 2012

NASA on Thursday took another step toward human exploration of new destinations in the solar system. At the…
NASA upgrades Space Launch System engine ‘Brains’

October 18, 2012

America’s next heavy-lift rocket needs a strong and reliable engine to launch humans beyond low Earth orbit. That’s…
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