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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:

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Taken on September 28, 2010