Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne J-2X Engine Ready for Test

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    P&W Rocketdyne J-2X Engine Ready for Test
    UNITED STATES - 14 JUNE 2011

    for NASA's Future Human Spaceflight

    Canoga Park, Calif. - Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne completed assembly of the first J-2X upper-stage engine for NASA's next era of human spaceflight in preparation for demonstration testing expected to begin this month at Stennis Space Center, Miss. The J-2X is a highly efficient and versatile rocket engine with characteristics to power the upper stage of a heavy-lift launch vehicle. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company.

    "Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is proud to have assembled and brought to test NASA's first new human rated engine in 31 years," said Jim Maser, President, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne. "Built from a proven engine design, the J-2X is a safe and reliable solution for NASA's future heavy-lift architecture."

    Fueled by liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen, the J-2X engine will generate 294,000 pounds of thrust to propel a spacecraft into low-Earth orbit. The J-2X can start and restart in space to support of a variety of mission requirements.

    Source: Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne

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