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Stennis Space Center
Stennis Space Center, MS 39529
Latitude: 30.362321 Longitude: -89.588132
Email Address: [email protected]
This tour is free
From the Launch Pad board a shuttle for a 25-minute narrated tour through the 125,000-acre acoustical buffer zone to America's largest rocket test complex where Space Shuttle Main Engines are tested! Every astronaut rides on engines tested at Stennis Space Center.
Featuring 14,000 square feet of exciting displays:
? Real rocket engines and scale models of spacecraft
? Exhibits on NASA's mission and spacecraft for the 21st century
? A Navy exhibit that lets you forecast the weather in your hometown or take a walk under the sea
? Unique presentations designed to educate and entertain
? Exhibits on caring for the Gulf of Mexico
? RocKeTeria Diner closed on Saturdays
StenniSphere?s outdoor exhibits give visitors the rare opportunity to see real rocket engines used in America?s space program. See a Space Shuttle Main Engine used to get the shuttle into orbit! Get close up to a J2 engine used on the second stage of the Saturn V rocket! Touch a real F1 engine, designed as a booster engine for the first stage of the Saturn V vehicle for the Apollo program! See a model of the Saturn V rocket! Walk up to a real Learjet, used in NASA?s remote sensing program! ?And more!
StenniSphere?s Swamp to Space exhibit pays tribute to the history of the
land Stennis Space Center now occupies and to the families who made
way for America?s journey into space. Learn about the ecology of coastal
Mississippi and Stennis? commitment to preserving the environment.
Try your hand at landing a Space Shuttle! You?re in the pilot?s seat in a replica of the Space Shuttle cockpit. Observe your fellow crew members at work in the payload bay.
The public may view test firings of a Space Shuttle Main Engine when they occur during the Visitors Center's hours of operation and at scheduled public test fire viewings that will be announced through local media and on the Stennis Web site. To find out if a test will occur on a day when you would like to visit, call the Visitors Center at 1-800-237-1821 in Mississippi and Louisiana, or (228) 688-2370.
Tours of StenniSphere depart from the Launch Pad at the Hancock County Welcome Center west of Bay St. Louis, Miss., on I-10 at Exit 2? just 48 miles west of Biloxi and 45 miles east of New Orleans.
Visitors age 18 and older must present a valid photo I.D. to
register and board a shuttle to StenniSphere
Walk beneath an Apollo-era Lunar Lander and view exhibits and videos in the Launch Pad before boarding a shuttle bus to StenniSphere.
Open Wed.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., closed major holidays.
Tours depart every 15 minutes.
This information was brought to you by a contributing member:
Howard C. Jack