NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center Honored in Montgomery

Tools

By Alabama News Network

A space shuttle engine was displayed in front of the Alabama Statehouse to illustrate the impact of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center on the state.

Two members of the new astronaut class, Kate Rubins and Jack Fischer, answered questions during NASA Day at the Legislature Thursday. They spoke about development of the Space Launch System - the largest, most advanced rocket ever designed.
Work on the SLS, meant to take people into deep space, takes place in Huntsville. Patrick Scheuermann, director of the center, says the project is "on time and on budget."
The SLS is due to be moved to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida in about four years. Scheuermann also told Legislators that work done at MSFC provides technology to agricultural and estuary interests in southern Alabama.
 

Add a comment

Name:

Comment: 1000 Characters Left

CBS 8 News and its affiliated companies are not responsible for the content of comments posted or for anything arising out of use of the above comments or other interaction among the users. We reserve the right to screen, refuse to post, remove or edit user-generated content at any time and for any or no reason in our absolute and sole discretion without prior notice, although we have no duty to do so or to monitor any Public Forum.



This content requires the latest Adobe Flash Player and a browser with JavaScript enabled. Click here for a free download of the latest Adobe Flash Player.

Poll

Should Alabama Allow TV Cameras in Courtrooms?

  • Yes
  • No

What's onFull Schedule

Hot Video From AP

AP Video