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January 18, 2004

Rocket Stand Gets Facelift

The rocket test stand used more than 30 years ago for Apollo Moon-mission F-1 rocket engine production testing has been modernized and is ready for use. Test Stand 2-A is the only Department of Defense stand capable of performing full-scale rocket thrust chamber development testing in the 750,000-pounds-of-thrust class. Its primary use is for the development testing of advanced rocket engine turbomachinery and combustion components, but it can be used for numerous high pressure and flow-rate propulsion systems.

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