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John C. Stennis Space Center

Propellant BLVD, Mississippi 39529 USA

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Opens Wed 10a
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“NASA's largest rocket engine test facility.”

John C. Stennis Space Center in south Mississippi is one of 10 NASA field centers in the United States. Because of its important role in engine testing for five decades, Stennis is NASA's program manager for rocket propulsion testing with total responsibility for conducting and/or managing all NASA propulsion test programs. Stennis tested the first and second Saturn V rocket stages for NASA's Apollo Program, including those used to carry humans to the moon. In fact, in the late 1960s and early 1970s, there was a saying in the communities surrounding Stennis, "If you want to go to the moon, you first have to go through Hancock County, Mississippi." In 2009, Stennis completed 34 years of testing space shuttle main engines used on more than 130 low-Earth orbit missions. The high-performance, liquid-fueled engines provided most of the total thrust needed during the shuttle's eight and one-half-minute-flight to orbit. All space shuttle main engines had to pass a series of test firings at Stennis prior to being installed in the back of an orbiter. Stennis also provided testing for engine components, design modifications and shuttle-related needs as they arose.

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James Fisher

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March 03, 2015
Rated 3.0

The infinity Science Center is the public visitable part of this center.

http://www.visitinfinity.com/

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June 28, 2015
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Closed Sunday's and Monday's to public.

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John C. Stennis Space Center

Propellant BLVD
Mississippi
39529 USA
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