SpaceX joins aerospace elites to test new engines
by Laura Domela
June 27, 2012 at 12:09 PM
SpaceX is upgrading its engines. A month after the company’s historic trip to the International Space Station, SpaceX says a new and improved version of its Merlin rocket engine has passed initial testing at its development facility in McGregor, Texas (video below).
And it’s turning out to be a rocket-engine-testing kind of week. Two other NASA-funded programs from Orbital Sciences and Boeing also tested new engines.
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