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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.




Book Cover - NASA's Hydrogen Outpost
NASA’s Hydrogen Outpost – The Rocket Systems Area at Plum Brook Station is an in-depth look at the RSA facilities, research, and personnel.

*Plum Brook Station was renamed the Neil Armstrong Test Facility in 2021.

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