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A hot fire test of a 3D printed nozzle is shown with an orange fire being expelled at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

RAMFIRE Nozzle Hot Fire MSFC

The RAMFIRE nozzle performs a hot fire test at Marshall’s East test area stand 115. The nozzle, made of the novel aluminum alloy 6061-RAM2, experiences huge temperature gradients. As hot gasses approach 6000 degrees Fahrenheit and undergo combustion, icicles are forming on the outside of the engine nozzle. (Click here to download image)

Image Credit: NASA