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Also at Langley, a separate NASA project involves wind-tunnel testing for the subscale X-48B Blended Wing Body prototype. It's being developed by Boeing Phantom Works, NASA and the Air Force Research Laboratory.
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., will lead the Mission Operations Project to plan systems engineering processes. Here is an artist's conception of the cargo launch.
The Mississippi-based Stennis Space Center will test the rockets for Project Constellation. The first engine to be tested will be the J-2X, which will power the upper stage of the Crew Launch Vehicle. Here a small engine is being tested at Stennis.