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A summer of records for NASA engine testing

(Phys.org) -- As Olympic athletes converge on London with dreams of winning gold in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, NASA is also setting records while testing the J-2X powerpack at the Stennis Space Center. The first time ...

dateJul 25, 2012 in Space Exploration
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J-2X nozzle extension goes the distance

(Phys.org) -- NASA engineers conducted a 550-second test of the new J-2X rocket engine at Stennis Space Center in Mississippi on July 13. The J-2X engine will power the upper-stage of a planned two-stage Space Launch System, ...

dateJul 16, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Scanning Webb's surrogate eye

(Phys.org) -- Engineer Erin Wilson adds aluminum tape to electrical cables to protect them from the cold during environmental testing of special optical equipment. These tests will verify the alignment of the actual flight ...

dateJul 06, 2012 in Space Exploration
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