NASA Technology Supports American Manufacturing

Administrator Charles Bolden tours the NASA National Center for Advanced Manufacturing at the Marshall Space Flight Center on Feb. 22, 2013. Credit: NASA

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden looks at models of J-2X and RS-25 rocket engines during a Feb. 22, 2013, visit to NASA's National Center for Advanced Manufacturing Rapid Prototyping Facility at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. Credit: NASA/Emmett Given.

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden toured a cutting-edge facility at the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center, where high-tech manufacturing is creating parts for a next-generation rocket that will launch astronauts to more distant destinations than ever before.

NASA’s National Center for Advanced Manufacturing Rapid Prototyping Facility is just one of the ways the agency is helping to revitalize America’s manufacturing sector. According to a study by the Washington-based Tauri Group, the agency contributed $5 billion to U.S. manufacturing industry in 2012.

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