Saturday, July 14, 2012

Cochran: Rehabilitate test stand

Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., said he supports NASA's proposal to rehabilitate and reuse the B-2 rocket test stand at Stennis Space Center, Miss. NASA proposes spending $12 million to initiate the project that would support NASA's Space Launch System program, designed to send astronauts into deep space. NASA is expected to make significant investments in the B-2 test stand, an estimated $168 million through 2014, to prepare it for core stage testing. Cochran said the decision to reuse the B-2 test stand followed an SLS program evaluation of the costs and benefits of options for required testing of SLS engines. (Source: Sen. Thad Cochran, 07/13/12)