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Marshall Space Flight Center Archived Historical Fact Sheets
Marshall Newsroom fact sheets provide current and background information on a variety of NASA projects. Fact sheets are posted in HTML or PDF format. To download the free Adobe Acrobat PDF reader, visit the Adobe download page.

Advanced Propulsion
Integrated System Test of an Air-breathing Rocket (PDF, 185 KB) [HISTORICAL]
Pulse Detonation Rocket Engines (PDF, 424 KB) [HISTORICAL]

Chandra X-ray Observatory
Inertial Upper Stage: Space Workhorse Boosts Chandra X-ray Observatory [HISTORICAL]

Constellation Program
Ares I Crew Vehicle (PDF, 257 KB)
Ares I First Stage (PDF, 829 KB)
Ares I Upper Stage (PDF, 479 KB)
Ares I-X Flight Test (PDF, 1.0 MB)
Ares V Cargo Vehicle (PDF, 949 KB)
J-2X Engine (PDF, 880 Kb)

DART Flight Demonstrator
Demonstration of Autonomous Rendezvous Technology, DART (PDF, 617 KB)

Earth Sciences
CAMEX-4 Hurricane Study (PDF, 483 KB)
NASA 'Heat Hunters' Combat Effects of Urban Heat Island (PDF, 349 KB)

Microgravity Research Program [HISTORICAL]
NASA Research Helps Map Protein Structures -- Key in the Development of New Disease-Fighting Drugs [HISTORICAL]

National Space Science Technology Center
National Space Science and Technology Center (PDF, 1.5 MB)

Next Generation Launch Technology
Integrated Powerhead Demonstrator (PDF, 170 KB)
Next Generation Launch Technology Program (PDF, 162 KB) [HISTORICAL]
TR107 Engine Technology Summary (PDF, 493 KB) [HISTORICAL]

Optical Transient Detector [HISTORICAL]
Solar X-ray Imager (PDF, 178 KB)
X-ray and Cryogenic Facility (PDF, 796 KB)

Orbital Space Plane
Orbital Space Plane [HISTORICAL]
Pad Abort Demonstrator (PDF, 2.4 MB) [HISTORICAL]
X-37 Demonstrator to Test Future Launch Technologies in Orbit and Reentry Environments (PDF, 1.6 MB) [HISTORICAL]
Solar X-Ray Imager (PDF, 178 KB) [HISTORICAL]

Space Launch Initiative
Airframe Systems Technologies (PDF, 393 KB) [HISTORICAL]
Fastrac Engine [HISTORICAL]
Fastrac Engine (PDF, 481 KB) [HISTORICAL]
Flight Demos (PDF, 288 KB) [HISTORICAL]
Flight Mechanics (PDF, 365 KB) [HISTORICAL]
Ground Operations (PDF, 327 KB) [HISTORICAL]
Linear Aerospike Engine [HISTORICAL]
NASA Unique Systems (PDF, 330 KB) [HISTORICAL]
Propulsion (PDF, 432 KB) [HISTORICAL]
SLI Architecture Definition [HISTORICAL]
Space Launch Initiative: Technology to Pioneer the Space Frontier [HISTORICAL]
Vehicle Subsystems (PDF, 349 KB) [HISTORICAL]

X-33 Advanced Technology Demonstrator [HISTORICAL]
X-33 Flight Operations Center [HISTORICAL]
X-34: Demonstrating Reusable Launch Vehicle Technologies [HISTORICAL]
X-37 Demonstrator to Test Future Launch Technologies in Orbit and Reentry Environments (PDF, 1.6 MB) [HISTORICAL]
X-37 Historical Fact Sheet (PDF, 2.3 MB) [HISTORICAL]
X-38 Deorbit Propulsion System (PDF, 1.2 MB) [HISTORICAL]