Rocket engines tested at Stennis Space Center to propel rockets to the Moon and Mars


STENNIS SPACE CENTER (WGNO) – NASA’s Stennis Space Center on Tuesday – NASA Administrator and Deputy Administrator stopped to check on what they were working on, including efforts that included missions to the Moon and to the March.

There is a lot to do to get into space, but before the astronauts can take off, the countdown begins at the Stennis Space Center.

“Engines like this are going to roar to life,” said NASA administrator Bill Nelson.

NASA Administrator Bill Nelson and Deputy Administrator Pam Melroy were on hand to verify Stennis’ out of this world operations.

“This is our exciting point in the space history of our country, there is a lot going on here,” he said.

NASA is building the world’s most powerful rocket to propel Artemis missions to the moon and eventual flights to Mars. The engines are tested at Stennis.

Melroy visited Stennis and was able to see the engines that launched her into space on several occasions.

“I think it’s a convergence for me. It’s the past and the future for me, so it’s really cool, ”she said.

In addition to rocket engines, scientists at NASA are hard at work in the Autonomous Systems Lab working on software and habitats that run without human intervention.

“We will continue to push the boundaries and Stennis will stay in the middle of it all.”

Today’s visit highlighted the benefits NASA and Stennis would receive under President Biden’s Build Back Better Act, funding that NASA secured, as part of a fundraising act. recently passed that will help Stennis repair the damage caused by Hurricane Ida.


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