HRL has received an award as part of NASA’s Space Technology Research, Development, Demonstration, and Infusion program to develop additive manufactured (3D-printed) ceramic rocket engine components.
January 28 will mark the 30th anniversary of the day Americans looked to the sky and witnessed the unthinkable – the Space Shuttle Challenger lifting off and exploding a mere 73 seconds later, nine miles above the earth’s surface. Among the seven Challenger crewmembers who sacrificed their lives that day was Ron McNair, a former Hughes Research Laboratories physicist.
HRL Laboratories, LLC announced today that it will develop new ultra-lightweight materials for future aerospace vehicles and structures under NASA’s Game Changing Development Program. These new materials can enable NASA to reduce the mass of spacecraft for deep space exploration by 40 percent and are necessary for the journey to Mars and beyond.