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United Launch Alliance Alabama factory turns rocket science into rockets (update)

Marshall Space Flight Center

DECATUR, Alabama – Inside the United Launch Alliance Alabama factory, rocket science powers to life as workers assemble the giant Atlas and Delta launch vehicles that thrust critical satellites aloft and blast probes into deep space. The sprawling, one-of-a-kind plant tucked away on an...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama firm building test stands for largest NASA rocket

Marshall Space Flight Center

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – NASA’s next-generation rocket will one day make an epic journey to Mars, but first it will have to pass trials at giant test stands now under construction in Alabama. Birmingham-based Brasfield & Gorrie has been awarded a $45.3 million contract to build...

Written by Jerry Underwood

NASA Marshall engineers complete tests on 3-D printer for space station

Marshall Space Flight Center

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Engineers at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center last month completed tests on a 3-D printer that showed the innovative device is ready to be launched to the International Space Station later this year. NASA says 3-D printing, also called additive manufacturing, carried...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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