Work Continues at E-1 Stand for Testing Commercial Rocket Engines
 
A pair of work crews at NASA's John C. Stennis Space Center continues modifications to the E-1 Test Stand on March 30 in preparation for testing Aerojet AJ26 rocket engines that Orbital Sciences Corporation will use to power commercial transport flights to the International Space Station.
A pair of work crews at NASA's John C. Stennis Space Center continues modifications to the E-1 Test Stand on March 30 in preparation for testing Aerojet AJ26 rocket engines that Orbital Sciences Corporation will use to power commercial transport flights to the International Space Station.


NASA John C. Stennis Space Center employee Dustan Ladner (left) assists tanker driver David Velasco in transferring RP-1 fuel to a 20,000-gallon underground tank at the E-1 Test Stand during a March 30 delivery.
NASA John C. Stennis Space Center employee Dustan Ladner (left) assists tanker driver David Velasco in transferring RP-1 fuel to a 20,000-gallon underground tank at the E-1 Test Stand during a March 30 delivery. The rocket propellant will be used for testing Aerojet AJ26 rocket engines beginning this summer.