To alleviate concerns about U.S. reliance on Russian rocket engines, one House panel aims to provide the Pentagon with $220 million to begin developing a next-generation liquid rocket engine. The first draft of the fiscal 2015 defense authorization bill, which the House Armed Services Committee will debate May 7, is also calling for the Pentagon to complete development of the engine by 2019 through a full and open competition and make it available to all U.S. space launch providers. If ...


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