Rockets Systems Area
The Rocket Systems Area at NASA GRC’s Plum Brook Station* was an essential to the development of liquid-hydrogen propulsion systems for rocket engines. The RSA contained 11 different facilities that tested turbopumps, engine components, and propellant tanks. Glenn’s development of hydrogen pumping and storage systems was critical to the success of the Saturn and Centaur upper-stage rockets.
*Plum Brook Station was renamed the Neil Armstrong Test Facility in 2021.