NASA Huntsville Alabama http://apr.org en Head of NASA Program to Discuss Rocket in Mobile http://apr.org/post/head-nasa-program-discuss-rocket-mobile <p>The head of NASA's next-generation rocket will be in Mobile to discuss the program with coastal residents.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Todd May, who directs NASA's space launch system at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, will speak about the program at Battleship Memorial Park on Wednesday afternoon.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; The event is open to the public, and NASA astronaut and former space shuttle pilot Tony Antonelli will also be on hand.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; The space launch system will be the most powerful rocket ever built, and the first test flight is set for 2017.<br> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 12:28:24 +0000 The Associated Press 37225 at http://apr.org Head of NASA Program to Discuss Rocket in Mobile NASA Demolishing Old Rocket Test Stand at Marshall http://apr.org/post/nasa-demolishing-old-rocket-test-stand-marshall <P>The nation's space agency is tearing down a rocket test stand in Huntsville that was once used by engineers working to send astronauts to the moon.</P> <P>The National Aeronautics and Space Administration says workers will use explosives to demolish the concrete towers of Test Stand 4696 at Redstone Arsenal near Huntsville on Friday.</P> <DIV> <P>The 239-foot-tall tower was built in 1962 to test F-1 engines, which helped power Saturn V rockets to the moon. Fri, 30 Nov 2012 12:42:39 +0000 The Associated Press 21386 at http://apr.org NASA Demolishing Old Rocket Test Stand at Marshall