On Monday, when NASA Administrator Charles Bolden testified before Congress, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown asked whether NASA would require commercial companies and NASA's own new rockets to carry out necessary tests on the ground first.
Brown had a specific site in mind for the tests.
"What role do you envision Plum Brook playing?" he asked.
Bolden replied that NASA Glenn Research Center is trying to advertise what Plum Brook has to offer to commercial rocket companies needing a place to perform tests. Plum Brook is "the best facility NASA has," Bolden said.
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