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NASA'S New Upper-Stage Engine Passes Major Test
 
NASA conducted a successful 500-second test of its new upper-stage rocket engine Nov. 9 at John C. Stennis Space Center. SSC-2011-02061
NASA conducted a successful 500-second test of its new upper-stage rocket engine Nov. 9 at John C. Stennis Space Center. The engine will be used to carry humans beyond low-Earth orbit on the agency’s new Space Launch System.

The Nov. 9 test of J-2X rocket engine at SSC marked another important step in development of an upper stage for NASA's new heavy-lift Space Launch System. SSC-2011-02067
The Nov. 9 test of the next-generation J-2X rocket engine at John C. Stennis Space Center marked another important step in development of an upper stage for NASA's new heavy-lift Space Launch System.