How Technology Is Shaping National Security

US Turns to 3-D Printing for Key Technology Behind Rocket Launches

The Pentagon could field an alternative to the Russian-made RD-180 rocket engine faster, but the technology is unproven.

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying NASA's Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Curiosity rover lifts off from Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. READ MORE