Cool Photo: SpaceX’s Merlin 1D Undergoing Test Firing


From SpaceX’s Facebook feed: Sneak peak at our Merlin 1D engine firing on our brand new dual test stand in McGregor, TX!

  • warshawski

    Some more details would be good, this is the engine SpaceX plan to use for Falcon Heavy and rocket powered verticle take off and landing tests. As such it is the engine to return the first stage to earth for re-use.
    This is an important step for lowering the cost of spaceflight and it would be good to get smoe more details.
    Also it is an exciting new developement that has been missing in space developement for 30 years.