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NASA Plum Brook snags $22M in upgrades ahead of SpaceX testing

Andy Ouriel • Jan 20, 2013 at 6:10 PM

"People both inside and outside NASA increasingly appreciate how critical Plum Brook is to the world's aerospace future," said Kurt Landefeld, a member of the Friends of NASA Plum Brook, a local volunteer group marketing and supporting the station.'

A one-of-a-kind, world-class testing facility, the Space Power Facility can create a vacuum and temperatures found in space. The latest upgrades could eventually help astronauts reach destinations such as the International Space Station, the moon and possibly Mars.

For more on this story and a Q & A with NASA spokeswoman Katherine Martin on the upgrades and SpaceX, pick up a copy of Sunday's Register.

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