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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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June 6, 2022

Watch NASA Rollout it’s SLS Rocket for the Artemis I Wet Dress Rehearsal

In the early morning hours on June 6th, Futuramic was at the NASA’s Kennedy Space Center to witness NASA’s Exploration Ground Systems transporting the Space Launch System megarocket rocket and the Orion Spacecraft from the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) to Launch Complex 39B for the Artemis I wet dress rehearsal...
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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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April 23, 2022

We are a Supplier for Space Exploration

Futuramic had the privilege to help supply footage of our skilled work force and advanced manufacturing facilities for Northrop Grumman‘s new video produced for this years SLS/Orion/EGS Suppliers Conference. We are proud of our contributions and those of all the American supplier companies supporting NASA‘s Space Launch System rocket, Orion...
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February 23, 2022

Futuramic Attends NASA’s Supplier Special Access Day

Yesterday Futuramic had the opportunity to see our contributions to the fully stacked Artemis I rocket at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. It was a great chance to take in the new rocket, meet other suppliers, and appreciate the hard work and ingenuity being utilized for the upcoming launch of the...
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March 3, 2021

Jobs Across America – Suppliers for Space Exploration

Futuramic was honored supply footage of our advanced manufacturing facilities and dedicated associates for  this years SLS/Orion/EGS Suppliers Conference video. Produced by Artemis partner Jacobs, the video is a great showcase  highlighting the Artemis program and the suppliers across America working together to make it possible. “The first step in...
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June 6, 2018

NASA’s Project Mars Competition is now OPEN for entries!

Join NASA’s Orion and Space Launch Systems teams and SciArt Exchange in visualizing humans venturing into deep space, to the Moon and onward to Mars.  Interested college students and early career professionals worldwide are invited to submit short films and posters about this mission, what astronauts may see, and their dreams...
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February 8, 2018

Seen in WIRED Magazine

Over the last five 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 the NASA Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, Louisiana (MAF). Many of...
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December 21, 2016

Preparing to Plug Into NASA SLS Fuel Tank

A team prepares a robot – the yellow machine attached to the liquid hydrogen tank for the Space Launch System rocket — for friction plug welding at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. Friction plug welding is a technique developed by engineers at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in...