Nightly News   |  January 24, 2013

NASA tests vintage rocket engine

In Huntsville, Ala., NASA reignited part of an old engine built more than 40 years ago, to develop plans for a new generation of rocket engines. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> the roar that could be heard for miles today around huntsville, alabama was the test firing of a vintage rocket engine that was first built to take the apollo 11 mission to the moon . nasa's firing off old ones to learn lessons for the next generation of engines. one of the engineers on the project today, 27 years old, 13 years younger than the rocket they test fired.