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A look inside a burning rocket engine

Here's a bit of pretty amazing hobby rocket porn. Ben Krasnow walks us through—in a rather matter-of-fact way—of how he built a hybrid rocket engine in his shop using a piece of acrylic so he could see inside and watch ...

dateSep 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 ...

dateJul 16, 2012 in Space Exploration
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$7M spaceport runway extension OK'd

(AP) -- The nearly two-mile-long runway at Spaceport America in southern New Mexico will have to be extended to accommodate Virgin Galactic's sleek rocket-powered spacecraft, spaceport officials confirmed ...

dateMar 30, 2012 in Space Exploration
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NASA tests deep space J-2X rocket engine

(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA conducted a 40-second test of the J-2X rocket engine Sept. 28, the most recent in a series of tests of the next-generation engine selected as part of the Space Launch System architecture ...

dateSep 29, 2011 in Space Exploration
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J-2X test series proves part integrity

Engineers at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center gave a key component of the J-2X engine a brisk workout to ensure it can withstand its extreme operating environment. The engine's fuel turbopump first stage ...

dateMay 16, 2011 in Space Exploration
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