Pittsburg Pittsburg State University students are testing a process that has NASA potential.
The school says in a news release that the space agency asked professor Russ Rosmait this fall to help make a fuel-mixer assembly prototype.
Pittsburg State has invested in something called the Rapid Prototyping and the Investment Casting Process. It's a common method for the development of new product designs.
Rosmait says that the university is helping NASA as it explores whether the process is a faster and less expensive way to manufacture space hardware.