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J-2X Engine and New Turbo Pump Exhaust Port Cover
J-2X Engine and New Turbo Pump Exhaust Port Cover

The J-2X engine before installation at the Stennis Space Center. The engine's new turbo pump exhaust port cover (detailed inset) was recently built by Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne of Canoga Park, Calif., using a pioneering manufacturing process called Selective Laser Melting.

Image credit: NASA/SSC

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