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News Archive / Tagged: Stennis Space Center

  • SLS: Development on NASA’s new heavy-lift rocket blazes forward with RS-25 test

    SpaceFlight InsiderJanuary 10th, 2015

    BAY ST. Louis, MS — 2015 is off to a hot start for NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS). The RS-25, the powerful engine that will propel America’s next heavy-lift rocket into deep space completed its first test of the new year in a blaze of glory. On Jan. 9, at the agency’s Stennis Space Center, […]

  • New ‘brain’ for RS-25 engine is no technological flashback to the ’80s

    NASADecember 27th, 2014

    Take a look at your current devices. Can you imagine swapping that smartphone for a gigantic cellphone from the 1980s? Surfing the Internet with dial-up speed? Working out to your favorite music with a cassette player?

  • Stennis Space Center readies For SLS engine testing

    Scott JohnsonSeptember 16th, 2014

    BAY ST. LOUIS, MS – On September 12, SpaceFlight Insider spent the afternoon at south Mississippi’s John C. Stennis Space Center – NASA’s primary engine test facility – and received an update on preparations being made at the Center for testing of the space agency’s new heavy-lift vehicle, the Space Launch System (SLS).

  • Update: Antares’ AJ-26 engine failure

    Scott JohnsonSeptember 15th, 2014

    BAY ST. LOUIS, MS – On September 12, Spaceflight Insider had the opportunity to tour the Aerojet Rocketdyne facilities (Building 9101) located at NASA’s Stennis Space Center (SSC), in south Mississippi, and speak to Rocketdyne’s SSC General Manager, Mike McDaniel, regarding the May 22 2014 failure of an AJ-26 rocket engine during a test for Orbital […]

  • SpaceX to test ‘game-changing’ rocket engine at Stennis’ E-2 Test Stand

    Scott JohnsonApril 23rd, 2014

    BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. – Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) signed a Space Act Agreement with NASA in the fall of 2013 to enable the company to test components of its new liquid oxygen (LOX) and methane powered “Raptor” engine on the E-2 test stand at the space agency’s Stennis Space Center located in south […]