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J-2X Rocket Engine: Artist Concept (NASA, 11/08/10)

Artist concept of NASA's J-2X rocket engine, dated November 2010.

 

NASA's J-2X is an efficient and versatile rocket engine, offering the ideal thrust and performance characteristics to power the upper stage of a heavy-lift launch vehicle. Hardware for the first engine is being assembled at Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne and at numerous subcontractor locations across the country, with testing anticipated at NASA's Stennis Space Center in early 2011.

 

Image credit: NASA

 

There's a Flickr photoset about the J-2X egnine development, if you'd like to know more: www.flickr.com/photos/28634332@N05/sets/72157625345364038/

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Taken on September 28, 2010