The rocket division of East Hartford aerospace manufacturer Pratt & Whitney completed the test of the thruster for the spacecraft designed to transport people to the International Space Station.
Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne's test of its orbital maneuvering and attitude control system for the Commercial Space Transportation spacecraft helps provide a key component for safe and reliable transportation for the space station crew.
The spacecraft will have 24 Pratt thrusters designed to help the craft maneuver during orbit and re-entry.
The test was conducted at the NASA White Sands Test Facility in New Mexico.
Pratt is a subsidiary of Hartford conglomerate United Technologies Corp.