First AJ26 Flight Engine Installed at Stennis Space Center
Stennis Space Center employees monitor the lifting of the first Aerojet AJ26 flight engine at the E-1 Test Stand onsite. The flight engine was installed on the stand on Jan. 24, after AJ26 engine no. 1, shown in background, was removed. Stennis has partnered with Orbital Sciences Corporation to test the AJ26 rocket engines the company will use to power commercial cargo flights to the International Space Station.