Fired up: Rocket engine designed for reusable flights tested
STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. (AP) - With a massive cloud of vapor and a roar, a rocket engine designed as part of a reusable spacecraft is being test fired in Mississippi.
Tom Martin from Aerojet Rocketdyne says Monday's test of the AR-22 engine was "awesome" to see and everything went exactly as planned at Stennis Space Center.
The AR-22 engine is designed to power an experimental spacecraft called the Phantom Express. It's a collaboration between the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Boeing and Aerojet Rocketdyne.
The goal is to create a spacecraft that can repeatedly launch into space with a quick turnaround time.
Engineers are firing it up for 100 seconds and then doing it again in a 24-hour period. The goal is to do 10 test fires over 10 days. Monday's was day six.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
LSU engineering students create life-changing prosthetic for Catholic High athlete
Baton Rouge community members gather at candlelight vigil for missing LSU student
Title IX conversation continues during 2021 legislative session
Baton Rouge launches new plastic pollution cleanup initiative
Hundreds of volunteers walk the levees in Saturday search effort
Southeastern regains sole possession of first place in Southland standings with win...
Max Johnson in the mix for LSU starting quarterback job
Coach O admits to mistakes, takes steps to correct them in the...
Saints QB Jameis Winston gets emotional discussing Drew Brees
Southern football on the road to play Texas Southern