White Sands Test Facility, April 24, 2014

U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) toured NASA’s White Sands Test Facility (WSTF) east of Las Cruces, N.M., to discuss its latest mission projects and space programs. WSTF conducts simulated mission duty cycle testing to develop numerous full-scale propulsion systems. The scientific investigation of explosion phenomena at WSTF is aimed at improving safety at launch facilities and other areas where hazardous materials are used.