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Sen. John C. Stennis celebrates a successful Space Shuttle Main Engine test

Sen. John C. Stennis celebrates a successful Space Shuttle Main Engine test

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Description: (August 23, 1978) Sen. John C. Stennis dances a jig on top of the Test Control Center at Stennis Space Center following the successful test of a Space Shuttle Main Engine in 1978. A staunch supporter of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the senior senator from DeKalb, Miss., supported the establishment of the space center in Hancock County and spoke personally with local residents who would relocate their homes to accommodate Mississippi's entry into the space age. Stennis Space Center was named for Sen. Stennis by Executive Order of President Ronald Reagan on May 20, 1988..Identifier 78-459-33

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