SpaceX to test methane rocket engine in MS

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Updated: 10/23/2013 1:01 pm
BAY ST. LOUIS, MS. (AP) - State and federal officials made the announcement Wednesday. Mississippi will spend $500,000 and NASA will spend $600,000 to help upgrade a rocket test stand so it can use methane to fuel SpaceX's Raptor engine. SpaceX, based in Hawthorne, Calif., is supposed to begin testing in 2014.
 
Mississippi Development Authority spokesman Jeff Rent says the testing could support a handful of jobs, but is important because it could make Stennis more attractive to other private users. The facility will be owned by NASA.

Rolls Royce Group PLC recently opened a $50 million facility to test jet airplane engines at Stennis, with plans to hire up to 35 people.
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