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May 29, 2019

NASA and Its Partners Visit Futuramic Highlighting How Michigan Supports the Moon and Mars Missions

NASA and its partners recently visited Michigan and Futuramic to highlight the work done in the state to build and supply aerospace components for the agency’s deep space rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS). Futuramic was thrilled to welcome a delegation of NASA, Boeing, state, and city representatives, with special...
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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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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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February 6, 2018

Futuramic to descend on Capitol Hill to highlight how their work is helping drive U.S. innovation and creating high paying/hi tech jobs

Space exploration is good for American jobs Original Article From The Hill Posted: February 05, 2018 Over 250 of America’s leading innovative companies will descend on Capitol Hill next week. These “suppliers” for the Space Launch System Rocket and Orion Spacecraft U.S. exploration programs will highlight how their work is helping...
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November 15, 2017

Senator Bill Nelson Tours Futuramic’s Facilities

Futuramic was honored to host Senator Bill Nelson for a facilities tour and discussion on manufacturing and space exploration on Monday, November 13. Senator Nelson met with Futuramic’s President Mark Jurcak, Vice President John Couch and Sales Manager Rob Flinn to see the advanced manufacturing operations at Futuramic’s Detroit campus...
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July 31, 2017

Embracing Change

Futuramic Tool and Engineering – Embracing Change Article From The Deep Space Coalition website Originally Posted: July 31, 2017 The world is always changing. Many people say that the world is getting smaller every day, but not at Futuramic Tool and Engineering (FTE), or any of the other companies who...
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May 28, 2017

Connecting the Core

Major assembly is almost complete on the core stage intertank for the first launch of SLS. This robust structure will connect two massive fuel tanks that form the bulk of the stage. The intertank to be flown on the first integrated flight of the Space Launch System and Orion is...
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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...