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October 11, 2022

Forward Skirt for Artemis IV’s Core Stage Moves to Next Phase of Production

“Crews at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans lift the forward skirt of a core stage that will power NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket out of the Vertical Weld Center Sept. 16, 2022. The forward skirt will be used for NASA’s Artemis IV mission. The hardware houses flight...
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October 7, 2022

Inspiring Future Builders, MFG Day 2022

Futuramic welcomed local high schools in celebration of National Manufacturing Day and to help inspire future generations of builders and manufacturers. Students from South Lake and Warren Woods Tower High Schools toured our facilities and learned about modern manufacturing and the high paying jobs and opportunities it creates. Throughout the...
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August 31, 2022

Supplying Tooling and Flight Hardware for the World’s Most Powerful Deep Space Exploration Rocket

Macomb Township’s Futuramic supports NASA’s Artemis Mission by supplying Tooling and Flight Hardware for the World’s Most Powerful Deep Space Exploration Rocket. Artemis is the first new human rated heavy lift rocket since the 1970’s era Apollo Missions to the moon. The launch of this rocket will be the culmination...
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August 8, 2022

NASA Completes Welding of Artemis III Core Stage Tank Dome

Futuramic’s tooling for NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) was used to complete the welding of the Artemis III core stage liquid oxygen tank dome at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility. Many Futuramic tools helped complete this job and included the Dome Rounding Tool, Overhead Lift Equipment, Gore Weld Tool, Circumferential Weld...
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August 2, 2022

SLS rockets for Artemis 3 and 4 being assembled at the NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility

Futuramic is proud of our contributions to the SLS, Boeing, and NASA. Over the last ten years Futuramic has made numerous friction stir weld tools, assembly tools, platforms, overhead lift devices, and structural simulators for use by The Boeing Company in the construction of NASA’s Space Launch System rocket at...
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July 28, 2022

Supporting the World’s Most Powerful Rockets for Deep Space Exploration

On July 21, Futuramic was at the Northrop Grumman’s Promontory, Utah, test facility to witness the SLS FSB-2 Static Test. “Northrop Grumman Corporation and NASA successfully conducted a full-scale static fire of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket motor, known as Flight Support Booster-2. The five-segment solid rocket booster is the...
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April 28, 2022

Installation of the New NASA Exploration Upper Stage Begins

Futuramic’s installation of the new Exploration Upper Stage (EUS) tooling is underway at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility. The EUS, part of  NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) Block 1B configuration for Artemis IV, will provide power to send astronauts in NASA’s Orion Spacecraft along with heavy cargo to the Moon and...
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November 6, 2019

Boeing’s Rocket Contract Extension with NASA is Good News for Regional and Local Economies

NASA and Boeing have initiated a contract agreement for the production of 10 Space Launch System (SLS) core stages and up to eight Exploration Upper Stages (EUS) to support future Artemis Missions. Per NASA, the agency intends to work with Boeing, the current lead contractor for the core stages of...
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January 31, 2019

2019 Sees NASA’s SLS Getting Closer To Take Off

NASA’s Space Launch System will be the most powerful rocket we’ve ever built. When completed, SLS will enable astronauts to begin their journey to explore destinations far into the solar system. Over the past few months NASA has been hard at work moving and assembling the largest pieces of structural...
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May 26, 2017

NASA Pegasus Barge Shipment

For the past 6+ years Futuramic Tool and Engineering has been proud to be a Boeing partner in the construction of the Space Launch System (SLS) the most powerful rocket ever built. Futuramic has delivered eight major tools and numerous smaller tools. In addition Futuramic has manufactured some of the...