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NAVSCIATTS Graduates 16th Iteration of SLIC

NAVSCIATTS Graduates 16th Iteration of SLIC

160801-N-JK586-001 STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. -- International students attending the Naval Small Craft Instruction and Technical Training School's Strategic Leaders International Course pose for their officia... More

Static Test Firing of Saturn V S-1C Stage

Static Test Firing of Saturn V S-1C Stage

Description (1967) Smoke and flames belch from the huge S-1C test stand as the first stage booster of the Apollo/Saturn V space vehicle is static fired at the NASA Mississippi Test Facility (MTF), currently ca... More

Saturn V S-IC-5 (first) flight stage - Saturn Apollo Program

Saturn V S-IC-5 (first) flight stage - Saturn Apollo Program

This photograph is a view of the Saturn V S-IC-5 (first) flight stage being hoisted into the S-IC-B1 test stand at the Mississippi Test Facility (MTF), Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. Begirning operations in 1966, ... More

Four NASA Barges at Michoud Assembly Facility

Four NASA Barges at Michoud Assembly Facility

Description This image shows an aerial view of NASA Dock at Michoud Assembly Facility (MAF) with four barges, (left to right) Paleamon, Promise, Poseidon, and Orion. The barges ferried Saturn IB and Saturn V st... More

Saturn V, S-II Stage is Lifted into Test Stand

Saturn V, S-II Stage is Lifted into Test Stand

(1967) The S-II stage of the Saturn V rocket is hoisted onto the A-2 test stand in 1967 at the Mississippi Test Facility, now the Stennis Space Center. This was the second stage of the 364-foot tall Moon rocket... More

Saturn V S-IC-5 (first) flight stage - Saturn Apollo Program

Saturn V S-IC-5 (first) flight stage - Saturn Apollo Program

This photograph is a view of the Saturn V S-IC (first) test stage being hoisted into the S-IC-B1 test stand at the Mississippi Test Facility (MTF), Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. This stage was used to prove the o... More

Saturn V S-IC-5 (first) flight stage being hoisted into the S-IC-B1 test stand

Saturn V S-IC-5 (first) flight stage being hoisted into the S-IC-B1 te...

This photograph is a view of the Saturn V S-IC-5 (first) flight stage being hoisted into the S-IC-B1 test stand at the Mississippi Test Facility (MTF), Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. Begirning operations in 1966, ... More

Saturn V S-II hoisted onto Test Stand

Saturn V S-II hoisted onto Test Stand

Description (1967) The S-II stage of the Saturn V rocket is hoisted onto the A-2 test stand in 1967 at the Mississippi Test Facility, now the Stennis Space Center. This was the second stage of the 364-foot-tall... More

Saturn V static test - Saturn Apollo Program

Saturn V static test - Saturn Apollo Program

This photograph is a view of the Saturn V S-IC-5 (first) flight stage static test firing at the S-IC-B1 test stand at the Mississippi Test Facility (MTF), Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. Begirning operations in 196... More

The First Space Shuttle External Tank

The First Space Shuttle External Tank

The first Space Shuttle External Tank (ET), the Main Propulsion Test Article (MPTA), rolls off the assembly line on September 9, 1977 at Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, Louisiana. The MPTA was then tr... More

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

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

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 support... More

Space Shuttle Main Engine Hoisted into Test Stand

Space Shuttle Main Engine Hoisted into Test Stand

(1979) A Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) is hoisted into the A-2 Test Stand at the John C. Stennis Space Center before undergoing a test firing.

NASA Tugboat Ferries Liquid Oxygen

NASA Tugboat Ferries Liquid Oxygen

The NASA tugboat transports liquid oxygen to the base of the B-1 Test Stand at Stennis Space Center. Stennis is NASA's facility for testing all Space Shuttle Main Engines before flight. Liquid hydrogen and liqu... More

Night Time Test Firing

Night Time Test Firing

A Space Shuttle Main Engine, (SSME) test firing lights up the night sky at the John C. Stennis Space Center in Hancock County, Mississippi. This test occurred on the B-1, SSC's largest of three test stands used... More

H-1 Test Facility

H-1 Test Facility

Pictured is the H-1 Test Facility at the John C. Stennis Space Center. It is here that testing of hybrid rocket motors are taking place. In the background is the Space Shuttle Main Engine test complex with its ... More

Space Shuttle Main Engine Test Firing

Space Shuttle Main Engine Test Firing

A cloud of extremely hot steam boils out of the flame deflector at the A-1 test stand during a test firing of a Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) at the John C. Stennis Space Center, Hancock County, Mississippi.

Space Shuttle Main Engine Maintenance

Space Shuttle Main Engine Maintenance

A technician performs maintenance on a Space Shuttle Main Engine, (SSME) to prepare it for testing at the John C. Stennis Space Center.

Firing in the Fog

Firing in the Fog

An eerie layer of fog surrounds the A-1 Test Stand at the John C. Stennis Space Center in Hancock County, Mississippi as a Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) is test fired.

Thermal Image Test of Space Shuttle Main Engine

Thermal Image Test of Space Shuttle Main Engine

Thermal imaging is part of ongoing technology development research at the John C. Stennis Space Center. A thermal image of a Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) during a test firing detects eroding baffling eviden... More

Inside the Test Control Center

Inside the Test Control Center

Technicians inside the Test Control Center at the John C. Stennis Space Center monitor a Space Shuttle Main Engine test firing.

Thermal Image Test of Space Shuttle Main Engine

Thermal Image Test of Space Shuttle Main Engine

Thermal imaging is part of ongoing technology development research at the John C. Stennis Space Center. A thermal image of a Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) during a test firing detects eroding baffling eviden... More

A-1 Test Stand Night Firing

A-1 Test Stand Night Firing

The conclusion of a test firing on the A-1 Test Stand illuminates the night sky at the John C. Stennis Space Center in Hancock County, Mississippi. The A-1 is one of three Test Stands at Stennis used for testin... More

Shuttle Main Engine Test Firing

Shuttle Main Engine Test Firing

(1981) A remote camera captures a close-up view of a Space Shuttle Main Engine during a test firing at the John C. Stennis Space Center in Hancock County, Mississippi

Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) Test Firing

Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) Test Firing

(May 21, 1981) A Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) undergoing a full power level 290.04 second test firing at the National Space Technology Laboratories (currently called the Stennis Space Center) in Mississippi... More

Space Shuttle Discovery: Supriya Jindal visits school

Space Shuttle Discovery: Supriya Jindal visits school

Louisiana First Lady Supriya Jindal (left) speaks to teachers and students at A.P. Tureaud Elementary School in New Orleans during a March 19 visit. At the school, Jindal was joined by retired NASA astronaut Sa... More

Stennis Visitors Center and Administrative Complex

Stennis Visitors Center and Administrative Complex

Description This aerial view shows the John C. Stennis Space Center Visitors Center and main Administrative complex. The Stennis Space Center in Hancock County, Mississippi is NASA's lead center for rocket prop... More

Shuttle Main Engine Firing in Gimbal Test

Shuttle Main Engine Firing in Gimbal Test

(1995) A close-up view of a Space Shuttle Main Engine during a test at the John C. Stennis Space Center shows how the engine is gimballed, or rotated to evaluate the performance of its components under simulate... More

Center named for Senator John C. Stennis

Center named for Senator John C. Stennis

Description: The late U.S. Sen. John C. Stennis speaks during a 1988 ceremony naming NASA's rocket engine testing facility in south Mississippi in his honor...Identifier SSC-1988-00002

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA's Freedom Star ship tows the Pegasus Barge through Port Canaveral in Florida. Freedom Star is towing the 266-foot-long and 50-foot-wide barge to Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss. to deliver space shuttle main engine (SSME) ground support equipment. Since being delivered to NASA in 1999, Pegasus sailed 41 times and transported 31 shuttle external fuel tanks from Michoud Assembly Facility near New Orleans to Kennedy Space Center.      The barge is leaving Kennedy, perhaps for the final time. Both the barge and shuttle equipment will remain in storage until their specific future uses are determined. The SSMEs themselves will be transported to Stennis separately for use with the agency's new heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System. The work is part of the Space Shuttle Program’s transition and retirement processing. For more information about Shuttle Transition and Retirement, visit http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/transition/home/index.html. Photo credit: NASA/Frankie Martin KSC-2011-7749

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA's Freedom Star ship tows the Pegasus Barge...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA's Freedom Star ship tows the Pegasus Barge through Port Canaveral in Florida. Freedom Star is towing the 266-foot-long and 50-foot-wide barge to Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Lou... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – A tugboat pulls the Pegasus Barge through Port Canaveral after leaving NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The 266-foot-long and 50-foot-wide barge will be towed by NASA's Freedom Star ship to deliver space shuttle main engine (SSME) ground support equipment to Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss. Since being delivered to NASA in 1999, Pegasus sailed 41 times and transported 31 shuttle external fuel tanks from Michoud Assembly Facility near New Orleans to Kennedy.      The barge is leaving Kennedy, perhaps for the final time. Both the barge and shuttle equipment will remain in storage until their specific future uses are determined. The SSMEs themselves will be transported to Stennis separately for use with the agency's new heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System. The work is part of the Space Shuttle Program’s transition and retirement processing. For more information about Shuttle Transition and Retirement, visit http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/transition/home/index.html. Photo credit: NASA/Frankie Martin KSC-2011-7736

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – A tugboat pulls the Pegasus Barge through Port ...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – A tugboat pulls the Pegasus Barge through Port Canaveral after leaving NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The 266-foot-long and 50-foot-wide barge will be towed by NASA's Freedom Sta... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At the Turn Basin in the Launch Complex 39 area of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, parts of the Hyster forklift, a specially designed engine installer used in conjunction with the space shuttle main engines (SSME), are stowed away inside the Pegasus barge, ready for transport for delivery to Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss. Since being delivered to NASA in 1999, Pegasus sailed 41 times and transported 31 shuttle external fuel tanks from Michoud Assembly Facility near New Orleans to Kennedy.    The barge will leave Kennedy, perhaps for the final time. Both the barge and shuttle equipment will remain in storage until their specific future uses are determined. The SSMEs themselves will be transported to Stennis separately for use with the agency's new heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System. The work is part of the Space Shuttle Program’s transition and retirement processing. For more information about Shuttle Transition and Retirement, visit http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/transition/home/index.html. Photo credit: NASA/Cory Huston KSC-2011-7695

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At the Turn Basin in the Launch Complex 39 area...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At the Turn Basin in the Launch Complex 39 area of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, parts of the Hyster forklift, a specially designed engine installer used in conjunction with the... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – A tugboat pushes the Pegasus Barge through a drawbridge after leaving NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The 266-foot-long and 50-foot-wide barge will be towed by NASA's Freedom Star ship to deliver space shuttle main engine (SSME) ground support equipment to Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss. Since being delivered to NASA in 1999, Pegasus sailed 41 times and transported 31 shuttle external fuel tanks from Michoud Assembly Facility near New Orleans to Kennedy.      The barge is leaving Kennedy, perhaps for the final time. Both the barge and shuttle equipment will remain in storage until their specific future uses are determined. The SSMEs themselves will be transported to Stennis separately for use with the agency's new heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System. The work is part of the Space Shuttle Program’s transition and retirement processing. For more information about Shuttle Transition and Retirement, visit http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/transition/home/index.html. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-2011-7719

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – A tugboat pushes the Pegasus Barge through a dr...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – A tugboat pushes the Pegasus Barge through a drawbridge after leaving NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The 266-foot-long and 50-foot-wide barge will be towed by NASA's Freedom Star... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Two tugboats move the Pegasus Barge through the Banana River near NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The 266-foot-long and 50-foot-wide barge will be towed by NASA's Freedom Star ship to deliver space shuttle main engine (SSME) ground support equipment to Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss. Since being delivered to NASA in 1999, Pegasus sailed 41 times and transported 31 shuttle external fuel tanks from Michoud Assembly Facility near New Orleans to Kennedy. To the right of the barge is Launch Pad 39A.    The barge is leaving Kennedy, perhaps for the final time. Both the barge and shuttle equipment will remain in storage until their specific future uses are determined. The SSMEs themselves will be transported to Stennis separately for use with the agency’s new heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System. The work is part of the Space Shuttle Program’s transition and retirement processing. For more information about Shuttle Transition and Retirement, visit http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/transition/home/index.html. Photo credit: NASA/ Kim Shiflett KSC-2011-7717

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Two tugboats move the Pegasus Barge through the...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Two tugboats move the Pegasus Barge through the Banana River near NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The 266-foot-long and 50-foot-wide barge will be towed by NASA's Freedom Star shi... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At the Turn Basin in the Launch Complex 39 area at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, tugboats on either end of the Pegasus Barge begin to maneuver it away from the dock. The 266-foot-long and 50-foot-wide barge will be towed by NASA's Freedom Star ship to deliver space shuttle main engine (SSME) ground support equipment to Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss. Since being delivered to NASA in 1999, Pegasus sailed 41 times and transported 31 shuttle external fuel tanks from Michoud Assembly Facility near New Orleans to Kennedy.    The barge will leave Kennedy, perhaps for the final time. Both the barge and shuttle equipment will remain in storage until their specific future uses are determined. The SSMEs themselves will be transported to Stennis separately for use with the agency’s new heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System. The work is part of the Space Shuttle Program’s transition and retirement processing. For more information about Shuttle Transition and Retirement, visit http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/transition/home/index.html. Photo credit: NASA/ Kim Shiflett KSC-2011-7713

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At the Turn Basin in the Launch Complex 39 area...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At the Turn Basin in the Launch Complex 39 area at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, tugboats on either end of the Pegasus Barge begin to maneuver it away from the dock. The 266-foo... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The Pegasus Barge makes its way through a drawbridge after leaving NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The 266-foot-long and 50-foot-wide barge will be towed by NASA's Freedom Star ship to deliver space shuttle main engine (SSME) ground support equipment to Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss. Since being delivered to NASA in 1999, Pegasus sailed 41 times and transported 31 shuttle external fuel tanks from Michoud Assembly Facility near New Orleans to Kennedy.      The barge is leaving Kennedy, perhaps for the final time. Both the barge and shuttle equipment will remain in storage until their specific future uses are determined. The SSMEs themselves will be transported to Stennis separately for use with the agency's new heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System. The work is part of the Space Shuttle Program’s transition and retirement processing. For more information about Shuttle Transition and Retirement, visit http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/transition/home/index.html. Photo credit: NASA/Frankie Martin KSC-2011-7735

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The Pegasus Barge makes its way through a drawb...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The Pegasus Barge makes its way through a drawbridge after leaving NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The 266-foot-long and 50-foot-wide barge will be towed by NASA's Freedom Star sh... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Viewers watch from the sidelines as NASA's Pegasus Barge makes its way through the Port Canaveral lock in Florida. The 266-foot-long and 50-foot-wide barge will be towed by NASA's Freedom Star ship to deliver space shuttle main engine (SSME) ground support equipment to Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss. Since being delivered to NASA in 1999, Pegasus sailed 41 times and transported 31 shuttle external fuel tanks from Michoud Assembly Facility near New Orleans to Kennedy Space Center.      The barge is leaving Kennedy, perhaps for the final time. Both the barge and shuttle equipment will remain in storage until their specific future uses are determined. The SSMEs themselves will be transported to Stennis separately for use with the agency's new heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System. The work is part of the Space Shuttle Program’s transition and retirement processing. For more information about Shuttle Transition and Retirement, visit http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/transition/home/index.html. Photo credit: NASA/Frankie Martin KSC-2011-7730

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Viewers watch from the sidelines as NASA's Pega...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Viewers watch from the sidelines as NASA's Pegasus Barge makes its way through the Port Canaveral lock in Florida. The 266-foot-long and 50-foot-wide barge will be towed by NASA's Freedom... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Tugboats maneuver the Pegasus Barge through the Banana River after leaving NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The 266-foot-long and 50-foot-wide barge will be towed by NASA's Freedom Star ship to deliver space shuttle main engine (SSME) ground support equipment to Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss. Since being delivered to NASA in 1999, Pegasus sailed 41 times and transported 31 shuttle external fuel tanks from Michoud Assembly Facility near New Orleans to Kennedy.      The barge is leaving Kennedy, perhaps for the final time. Both the barge and shuttle equipment will remain in storage until their specific future uses are determined. The SSMEs themselves will be transported to Stennis separately for use with the agency's new heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System. The work is part of the Space Shuttle Program’s transition and retirement processing. For more information about Shuttle Transition and Retirement, visit http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/transition/home/index.html. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-2011-7720

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Tugboats maneuver the Pegasus Barge through the...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Tugboats maneuver the Pegasus Barge through the Banana River after leaving NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The 266-foot-long and 50-foot-wide barge will be towed by NASA's Freedom... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA's Freedom Star ship tows the Pegasus Barge through Port Canaveral in Florida. Freedom Star is towing the 266-foot-long and 50-foot-wide barge to Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss. to deliver space shuttle main engine (SSME) ground support equipment. Since being delivered to NASA in 1999, Pegasus sailed 41 times and transported 31 shuttle external fuel tanks from Michoud Assembly Facility near New Orleans to Kennedy Space Center.      The barge is leaving Kennedy, perhaps for the final time. Both the barge and shuttle equipment will remain in storage until their specific future uses are determined. The SSMEs themselves will be transported to Stennis separately for use with the agency's new heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System. The work is part of the Space Shuttle Program’s transition and retirement processing. For more information about Shuttle Transition and Retirement, visit http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/transition/home/index.html. Photo credit: NASA/Frankie Martin KSC-2011-7747

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA's Freedom Star ship tows the Pegasus Barge...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA's Freedom Star ship tows the Pegasus Barge through Port Canaveral in Florida. Freedom Star is towing the 266-foot-long and 50-foot-wide barge to Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Lou... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – A tugboat pulls NASA's Pegasus Barge through the Port Canaveral lock in Florida. The 266 ft long and 50 ft wide barge will be towed by NASA's Freedom Star ship to deliver space shuttle main engine (SSME) ground support equipment to Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss. Since being delivered to NASA in 1999, Pegasus sailed 41 times and transported 31 shuttle external fuel tanks from Michoud Assembly Facility near New Orleans to Kennedy Space Center.       The barge is leaving Kennedy, perhaps for the final time. Both the barge and shuttle equipment will remain in storage until their specific future uses are determined. The SSMEs themselves will be transported to Stennis separately for use with the agency's new heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System. The work is part of the Space Shuttle Program’s transition and retirement processing. For more information about Shuttle Transition and Retirement, visit http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/transition/home/index.html. Photo credit: NASA/Frankie Martin KSC-2011-7728

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – A tugboat pulls NASA's Pegasus Barge through th...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – A tugboat pulls NASA's Pegasus Barge through the Port Canaveral lock in Florida. The 266 ft long and 50 ft wide barge will be towed by NASA's Freedom Star ship to deliver space shuttle ma... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Workers are at the ready as tugboats maneuver NASA's Pegasus Barge to the entrance of the Port Canaveral lock in Florida. The 266-foot-long and 50-foot-wide barge will be towed by NASA's Freedom Star ship to deliver space shuttle main engine (SSME) ground support equipment to Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss. Since being delivered to NASA in 1999, Pegasus sailed 41 times and transported 31 shuttle external fuel tanks from Michoud Assembly Facility near New Orleans to Kennedy Space Center.        The barge is leaving Kennedy, perhaps for the final time. Both the barge and shuttle equipment will remain in storage until their specific future uses are determined. The SSMEs themselves will be transported to Stennis separately for use with the agency's new heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System. The work is part of the Space Shuttle Program’s transition and retirement processing. For more information about Shuttle Transition and Retirement, visit http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/transition/home/index.html. Photo credit: NASA/Frankie Martin KSC-2011-7723

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Workers are at the ready as tugboats maneuver N...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Workers are at the ready as tugboats maneuver NASA's Pegasus Barge to the entrance of the Port Canaveral lock in Florida. The 266-foot-long and 50-foot-wide barge will be towed by NASA's ... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – A tugboat pulls NASA's Pegasus Barge through the Port Canaveral lock in Florida. The 266-foot-long and 50-foot-wide barge will be towed by NASA's Freedom Star ship to deliver space shuttle main engine (SSME) ground support equipment to Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss. Since being delivered to NASA in 1999, Pegasus sailed 41 times and transported 31 shuttle external fuel tanks from Michoud Assembly Facility near New Orleans to Kennedy Space Center.      The barge is leaving Kennedy, perhaps for the final time. Both the barge and shuttle equipment will remain in storage until their specific future uses are determined. The SSMEs themselves will be transported to Stennis separately for use with the agency's new heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System. The work is part of the Space Shuttle Program’s transition and retirement processing. For more information about Shuttle Transition and Retirement, visit http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/transition/home/index.html. Photo credit: NASA/Frankie Martin KSC-2011-7732

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – A tugboat pulls NASA's Pegasus Barge through th...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – A tugboat pulls NASA's Pegasus Barge through the Port Canaveral lock in Florida. The 266-foot-long and 50-foot-wide barge will be towed by NASA's Freedom Star ship to deliver space shuttl... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At the Turn Basin in the Launch Complex 39 area at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, a tugboat pushes the Pegasus Barge away from the dock as it begins its journey. The 266-foot-long and 50-foot-wide barge will be towed by NASA's Freedom Star ship to deliver space shuttle main engine (SSME) ground support equipment to Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss. Since being delivered to NASA in 1999, Pegasus sailed 41 times and transported 31 shuttle external fuel tanks from Michoud Assembly Facility near New Orleans to Kennedy.    The barge is leaving Kennedy, perhaps for the final time. Both the barge and shuttle equipment will remain in storage until their specific future uses are determined. The SSMEs themselves will be transported to Stennis separately for use with the agency’s new heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System. The work is part of the Space Shuttle Program’s transition and retirement processing. For more information about Shuttle Transition and Retirement, visit http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/transition/home/index.html. Photo credit: NASA/ Kim Shiflett KSC-2011-7715

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At the Turn Basin in the Launch Complex 39 area...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At the Turn Basin in the Launch Complex 39 area at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, a tugboat pushes the Pegasus Barge away from the dock as it begins its journey. The 266-foot-lon... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Tugboats maneuver the Pegasus Barge through Port Canaveral after leaving NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The 266-foot-long and 50-foot-wide barge will be towed by NASA's Freedom Star ship to deliver space shuttle main engine (SSME) ground support equipment to Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss. Since being delivered to NASA in 1999, Pegasus sailed 41 times and transported 31 shuttle external fuel tanks from Michoud Assembly Facility near New Orleans to Kennedy.      The barge is leaving Kennedy, perhaps for the final time. Both the barge and shuttle equipment will remain in storage until their specific future uses are determined. The SSMEs themselves will be transported to Stennis separately for use with the agency's new heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System. The work is part of the Space Shuttle Program’s transition and retirement processing. For more information about Shuttle Transition and Retirement, visit http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/transition/home/index.html. Photo credit: NASA/Frankie Martin KSC-2011-7744

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Tugboats maneuver the Pegasus Barge through Por...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Tugboats maneuver the Pegasus Barge through Port Canaveral after leaving NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The 266-foot-long and 50-foot-wide barge will be towed by NASA's Freedom S... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – In the early morning light at the Turn Basin in the Launch Complex 39 area at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, two tugboats begin to position the Pegasus Barge for towing. The 266-foot-long and 50-foot-wide barge will be towed by NASA's Freedom Star ship to deliver space shuttle main engine (SSME) ground support equipment to Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss. Since being delivered to NASA in 1999, Pegasus sailed 41 times and transported 31 shuttle external fuel tanks from Michoud Assembly Facility near New Orleans to Kennedy.    The barge will leave Kennedy, perhaps for the final time. Both the barge and shuttle equipment will remain in storage until their specific future uses are determined. The SSMEs themselves will be transported to Stennis separately for use with the agency’s new heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System. The work is part of the Space Shuttle Program’s transition and retirement processing. For more information about Shuttle Transition and Retirement, visit http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/transition/home/index.html. Photo credit: NASA/ Kim Shiflett KSC-2011-7709

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – In the early morning light at the Turn Basin in...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – In the early morning light at the Turn Basin in the Launch Complex 39 area at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, two tugboats begin to position the Pegasus Barge for towing. The 266-... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – A tugboat pulls alongside the dock as NASA's Pegasus Barge makes its way through the Port Canaveral lock in Florida. The 266-foot-long and 50-foot-wide barge will be towed by NASA's Freedom Star ship to deliver space shuttle main engine (SSME) ground support equipment to Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss. Since being delivered to NASA in 1999, Pegasus sailed 41 times and transported 31 shuttle external fuel tanks from Michoud Assembly Facility near New Orleans to Kennedy Space Center.        The barge is leaving Kennedy, perhaps for the final time. Both the barge and shuttle equipment will remain in storage until their specific future uses are determined. The SSMEs themselves will be transported to Stennis separately for use with the agency's new heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System. The work is part of the Space Shuttle Program’s transition and retirement processing. For more information about Shuttle Transition and Retirement, visit http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/transition/home/index.html. Photo credit: NASA/Frankie Martin KSC-2011-7729

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – A tugboat pulls alongside the dock as NASA's Pe...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – A tugboat pulls alongside the dock as NASA's Pegasus Barge makes its way through the Port Canaveral lock in Florida. The 266-foot-long and 50-foot-wide barge will be towed by NASA's Freed... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At the Turn Basin in the Launch Complex 39 area at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, workers monitor nearby as the tugboat, Miss Alexandra, begins to position the Pegasus Barge for towing. The 266-foot-long and 50-foot-wide barge will be towed by NASA's Freedom Star ship to deliver space shuttle main engine (SSME) ground support equipment to Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss. Since being delivered to NASA in 1999, Pegasus sailed 41 times and transported 31 shuttle external fuel tanks from Michoud Assembly Facility near New Orleans to Kennedy.    The barge will leave Kennedy, perhaps for the final time. Both the barge and shuttle equipment will remain in storage until their specific future uses are determined. The SSMEs themselves will be transported to Stennis separately for use with the agency’s new heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System. The work is part of the Space Shuttle Program’s transition and retirement processing. For more information about Shuttle Transition and Retirement, visit http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/transition/home/index.html. Photo credit: NASA/ Kim Shiflett KSC-2011-7712

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At the Turn Basin in the Launch Complex 39 area...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At the Turn Basin in the Launch Complex 39 area at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, workers monitor nearby as the tugboat, Miss Alexandra, begins to position the Pegasus Barge for ... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – A tugboat pulls the Pegasus Barge through Port Canaveral after leaving NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The 266-foot-long and 50-foot-wide barge will be towed by NASA's Freedom Star ship to deliver space shuttle main engine (SSME) ground support equipment to Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss. Since being delivered to NASA in 1999, Pegasus sailed 41 times and transported 31 shuttle external fuel tanks from Michoud Assembly Facility near New Orleans to Kennedy.      The barge is leaving Kennedy, perhaps for the final time. Both the barge and shuttle equipment will remain in storage until their specific future uses are determined. The SSMEs themselves will be transported to Stennis separately for use with the agency's new heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System. The work is part of the Space Shuttle Program’s transition and retirement processing. For more information about Shuttle Transition and Retirement, visit http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/transition/home/index.html. Photo credit: NASA/Frankie Martin KSC-2011-7737

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – A tugboat pulls the Pegasus Barge through Port ...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – A tugboat pulls the Pegasus Barge through Port Canaveral after leaving NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The 266-foot-long and 50-foot-wide barge will be towed by NASA's Freedom Sta... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Tugboats maneuver the Pegasus Barge through Port Canaveral after leaving NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The 266-foot-long and 50-foot-wide barge will be towed by NASA's Freedom Star ship to deliver space shuttle main engine (SSME) ground support equipment to Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss. Since being delivered to NASA in 1999, Pegasus sailed 41 times and transported 31 shuttle external fuel tanks from Michoud Assembly Facility near New Orleans to Kennedy.      The barge is leaving Kennedy, perhaps for the final time. Both the barge and shuttle equipment will remain in storage until their specific future uses are determined. The SSMEs themselves will be transported to Stennis separately for use with the agency's new heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System. The work is part of the Space Shuttle Program’s transition and retirement processing. For more information about Shuttle Transition and Retirement, visit http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/transition/home/index.html. Photo credit: NASA/Frankie Martin KSC-2011-7745

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Tugboats maneuver the Pegasus Barge through Por...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Tugboats maneuver the Pegasus Barge through Port Canaveral after leaving NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The 266-foot-long and 50-foot-wide barge will be towed by NASA's Freedom S... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – A tugboat pulls NASA's Pegasus Barge through the Port Canaveral lock in Florida. The 266-foot-long and 50-foot-wide barge will be towed by NASA's Freedom Star ship to deliver space shuttle main engine (SSME) ground support equipment to Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss. Since being delivered to NASA in 1999, Pegasus sailed 41 times and transported 31 shuttle external fuel tanks from Michoud Assembly Facility near New Orleans to Kennedy Space Center.       The barge is leaving Kennedy, perhaps for the final time. Both the barge and shuttle equipment will remain in storage until their specific future uses are determined. The SSMEs themselves will be transported to Stennis separately for use with the agency's new heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System. The work is part of the Space Shuttle Program’s transition and retirement processing. For more information about Shuttle Transition and Retirement, visit http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/transition/home/index.html. Photo credit: NASA/Frankie Martin KSC-2011-7731

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – A tugboat pulls NASA's Pegasus Barge through th...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – A tugboat pulls NASA's Pegasus Barge through the Port Canaveral lock in Florida. The 266-foot-long and 50-foot-wide barge will be towed by NASA's Freedom Star ship to deliver space shuttl... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Just before dawn, the Pegasus Barge which is moored in a secure area of the Turn Basin in the Launch Complex 39 area at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, is being prepared to deliver space shuttle main engine (SSME) ground support equipment to Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss. The 266-foot-long and 50-foot-wide barge will be towed to Stennis by NASA's Freedom Star ship. Since being delivered to NASA in 1999, Pegasus sailed 41 times and transported 31 shuttle external fuel tanks from Michoud Assembly Facility near New Orleans to Kennedy.    The barge will leave Kennedy, perhaps for the final time. Both the barge and shuttle equipment will remain in storage until their specific future uses are determined. The SSMEs themselves will be transported to Stennis separately for use with the agency’s new heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System. The work is part of the Space Shuttle Program’s transition and retirement processing. For more information about Shuttle Transition and Retirement, visit http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/transition/home/index.html. Photo credit: NASA/ Kim Shiflett KSC-2011-7704

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Just before dawn, the Pegasus Barge which is mo...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Just before dawn, the Pegasus Barge which is moored in a secure area of the Turn Basin in the Launch Complex 39 area at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, is being prepared to delive... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – In the early morning light at the Turn Basin in the Launch Complex 39 area at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, a tugboat begins to position the Pegasus Barge for towing. The 266-foot-long and 50-foot-wide barge will be towed by NASA's Freedom Star ship to deliver space shuttle main engine (SSME) ground support equipment to Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss. Since being delivered to NASA in 1999, Pegasus sailed 41 times and transported 31 shuttle external fuel tanks from Michoud Assembly Facility near New Orleans to Kennedy.    The barge will leave Kennedy, perhaps for the final time. Both the barge and shuttle equipment will remain in storage until their specific future uses are determined. The SSMEs themselves will be transported to Stennis separately for use with the agency’s new heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System. The work is part of the Space Shuttle Program’s transition and retirement processing. For more information about Shuttle Transition and Retirement, visit http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/transition/home/index.html. Photo credit: NASA/ Kim Shiflett KSC-2011-7710

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – In the early morning light at the Turn Basin in...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – In the early morning light at the Turn Basin in the Launch Complex 39 area at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, a tugboat begins to position the Pegasus Barge for towing. The 266-fo... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – In the early morning light at the Turn Basin in the Launch Complex 39 area at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, a tugboat begins to position the Pegasus Barge for towing. The 266 ft long and 50 ft wide barge will be towed by NASA's Freedom Star ship to deliver space shuttle main engine (SSME) ground support equipment to Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss. Since being delivered to NASA in 1999, Pegasus sailed 41 times and transported 31 shuttle external fuel tanks from Michoud Assembly Facility near New Orleans to Kennedy.    The barge will leave Kennedy, perhaps for the final time. Both the barge and shuttle equipment will remain in storage until their specific future uses are determined. The SSMEs themselves will be transported to Stennis separately for use with the agency’s new heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System. The work is part of the Space Shuttle Program’s transition and retirement processing. For more information about Shuttle Transition and Retirement, visit http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/transition/home/index.html. Photo credit: NASA/ Kim Shiflett KSC-2011-7711

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – In the early morning light at the Turn Basin in...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – In the early morning light at the Turn Basin in the Launch Complex 39 area at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, a tugboat begins to position the Pegasus Barge for towing. The 266 ft... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Tugboats maneuver NASA's Pegasus Barge over the Banana River as it makes its way to the Port Canaveral lock in Florida. The 266-foot-long and 50-foot-wide barge will be towed by NASA's Freedom Star ship to deliver space shuttle main engine (SSME) ground support equipment to Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss. Since being delivered to NASA in 1999, Pegasus sailed 41 times and transported 31 shuttle external fuel tanks from Michoud Assembly Facility near New Orleans to Kennedy Space Center.      The barge is leaving Kennedy, perhaps for the final time. Both the barge and shuttle equipment will remain in storage until their specific future uses are determined. The SSMEs themselves will be transported to Stennis separately for use with the agency's new heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System. The work is part of the Space Shuttle Program’s transition and retirement processing. For more information about Shuttle Transition and Retirement, visit http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/transition/home/index.html. Photo credit: NASA/Frankie Martin KSC-2011-7722

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Tugboats maneuver NASA's Pegasus Barge over the...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Tugboats maneuver NASA's Pegasus Barge over the Banana River as it makes its way to the Port Canaveral lock in Florida. The 266-foot-long and 50-foot-wide barge will be towed by NASA's Fr... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The camera captures a side view of the Pegasus Barge which is moored in a secure area of the Turn Basin in the Launch Complex 39 area at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The 266-foot-long and 50-foot-wide barge will be towed by NASA's Freedom Star ship to deliver space shuttle main engine (SSME) ground support equipment to Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss. Since being delivered to NASA in 1999, Pegasus sailed 41 times and transported 31 shuttle external fuel tanks from Michoud Assembly Facility near New Orleans to Kennedy.    The barge will leave Kennedy, perhaps for the final time. Both the barge and shuttle equipment will remain in storage until their specific future uses are determined. The SSMEs themselves will be transported to Stennis separately for use with the agency’s new heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System. The work is part of the Space Shuttle Program’s transition and retirement processing. For more information about Shuttle Transition and Retirement, visit http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/transition/home/index.html. Photo credit: NASA/ Kim Shiflett KSC-2011-7705

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The camera captures a side view of the Pegasus ...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The camera captures a side view of the Pegasus Barge which is moored in a secure area of the Turn Basin in the Launch Complex 39 area at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The 266-fo... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At the Turn Basin in the Launch Complex 39 area of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, space shuttle main engine (SSME) ground support equipment is stowed away inside the Pegasus barge, ready for transport for delivery to Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss. Since being delivered to NASA in 1999, Pegasus sailed 41 times and transported 31 shuttle external fuel tanks from Michoud Assembly Facility near New Orleans to Kennedy.    The barge will leave Kennedy, perhaps for the final time. Both the barge and shuttle equipment will remain in storage until their specific future uses are determined. The SSMEs themselves will be transported to Stennis separately for use with the agency’s new heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System. The work is part of the Space Shuttle Program’s transition and retirement processing. For more information about Shuttle Transition and Retirement, visit http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/transition/home/index.html. Photo credit: NASA/Cory Huston KSC-2011-7699

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At the Turn Basin in the Launch Complex 39 area...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At the Turn Basin in the Launch Complex 39 area of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, space shuttle main engine (SSME) ground support equipment is stowed away inside the Pegasus barg... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – A tugboat pushes the Pegasus Barge through Port Canaveral after leaving NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The 266-foot-long and 50-foot-wide barge will be towed by NASA's Freedom Star ship to deliver space shuttle main engine (SSME) ground support equipment to Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss. Since being delivered to NASA in 1999, Pegasus sailed 41 times and transported 31 shuttle external fuel tanks from Michoud Assembly Facility near New Orleans to Kennedy.      The barge is leaving Kennedy, perhaps for the final time. Both the barge and shuttle equipment will remain in storage until their specific future uses are determined. The SSMEs themselves will be transported to Stennis separately for use with the agency's new heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System. The work is part of the Space Shuttle Program’s transition and retirement processing. For more information about Shuttle Transition and Retirement, visit http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/transition/home/index.html. Photo credit: NASA/Frankie Martin KSC-2011-7740

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – A tugboat pushes the Pegasus Barge through Port...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – A tugboat pushes the Pegasus Barge through Port Canaveral after leaving NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The 266-foot-long and 50-foot-wide barge will be towed by NASA's Freedom St... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At the Turn Basin in the Launch Complex 39 area of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, space shuttle main engine (SSME) ground support equipment is stowed away inside the Pegasus barge, ready for transport for delivery to Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss. Since being delivered to NASA in 1999, Pegasus sailed 41 times and transported 31 shuttle external fuel tanks from Michoud Assembly Facility near New Orleans to Kennedy.    The barge will leave Kennedy, perhaps for the final time. Both the barge and shuttle equipment will remain in storage until their specific future uses are determined. The SSMEs themselves will be transported to Stennis separately for use with the agency’s new heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System. The work is part of the Space Shuttle Program’s transition and retirement processing. For more information about Shuttle Transition and Retirement, visit http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/transition/home/index.html. Photo credit: NASA/Cory Huston KSC-2011-7697

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At the Turn Basin in the Launch Complex 39 area...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At the Turn Basin in the Launch Complex 39 area of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, space shuttle main engine (SSME) ground support equipment is stowed away inside the Pegasus barg... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA's Freedom Star ship tows the Pegasus Barge through Port Canaveral in Florida. Freedom Star is towing the 266-foot-long and 50-foot-wide barge to Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss. to deliver space shuttle main engine (SSME) ground support equipment. Since being delivered to NASA in 1999, Pegasus sailed 41 times and transported 31 shuttle external fuel tanks from Michoud Assembly Facility near New Orleans to Kennedy Space Center.      The barge is leaving Kennedy, perhaps for the final time. Both the barge and shuttle equipment will remain in storage until their specific future uses are determined. The SSMEs themselves will be transported to Stennis separately for use with the agency's new heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System. The work is part of the Space Shuttle Program’s transition and retirement processing. For more information about Shuttle Transition and Retirement, visit http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/transition/home/index.html. Photo credit: NASA/Frankie Martin KSC-2011-7746

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA's Freedom Star ship tows the Pegasus Barge...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA's Freedom Star ship tows the Pegasus Barge through Port Canaveral in Florida. Freedom Star is towing the 266-foot-long and 50-foot-wide barge to Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Lou... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Workers monitor the progress as a tugboat pulls NASA's Pegasus Barge through the Port Canaveral lock in Florida. The 266-foot-long and 50-foot-wide barge will be towed by NASA's Freedom Star ship to deliver space shuttle main engine (SSME) ground support equipment to Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss. Since being delivered to NASA in 1999, Pegasus sailed 41 times and transported 31 shuttle external fuel tanks from Michoud Assembly Facility near New Orleans to Kennedy Space Center.       The barge is leaving Kennedy, perhaps for the final time. Both the barge and shuttle equipment will remain in storage until their specific future uses are determined. The SSMEs themselves will be transported to Stennis separately for use with the agency's new heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System. The work is part of the Space Shuttle Program’s transition and retirement processing. For more information about Shuttle Transition and Retirement, visit http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/transition/home/index.html. Photo credit: NASA/Frankie Martin KSC-2011-7727

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Workers monitor the progress as a tugboat pulls...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Workers monitor the progress as a tugboat pulls NASA's Pegasus Barge through the Port Canaveral lock in Florida. The 266-foot-long and 50-foot-wide barge will be towed by NASA's Freedom S... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At the Turn Basin in the Launch Complex 39 area of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, space shuttle main engine (SSME) ground support equipment is stowed away inside the Pegasus barge, ready for transport for delivery to Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss. Since being delivered to NASA in 1999, Pegasus sailed 41 times and transported 31 shuttle external fuel tanks from Michoud Assembly Facility near New Orleans to Kennedy.    The barge will leave Kennedy, perhaps for the final time. Both the barge and shuttle equipment will remain in storage until their specific future uses are determined. The SSMEs themselves will be transported to Stennis separately for use with the agency’s new heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System. The work is part of the Space Shuttle Program’s transition and retirement processing. For more information about Shuttle Transition and Retirement, visit http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/transition/home/index.html. Photo credit: NASA/Cory Huston KSC-2011-7696

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At the Turn Basin in the Launch Complex 39 area...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At the Turn Basin in the Launch Complex 39 area of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, space shuttle main engine (SSME) ground support equipment is stowed away inside the Pegasus barg... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. –This 3-D image shows a tugboat beginning to push the Pegasus Barge away from the dock at the Turn Basin in the Launch Complex 39 area at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The 266-foot-long and 50-foot-wide barge will be towed by NASA's Freedom Star ship to deliver space shuttle main engine (SSME) ground support equipment to Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss. Since being delivered to NASA in 1999, Pegasus sailed 41 times and transported 31 shuttle external fuel tanks from Michoud Assembly Facility near New Orleans to Kennedy. To view this image, use green and magenta 3-D glasses.    The barge is leaving Kennedy, perhaps for the final time. Both the barge and shuttle equipment will remain in storage until their specific future uses are determined. The SSMEs themselves will be transported to Stennis separately for use with the agency's new heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System. The work is part of the Space Shuttle Program’s transition and retirement processing. For more information about Shuttle Transition and Retirement, visit http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/transition/home/index.html. Photo credit: NASA/Frankie Martin KSC-2011-7756

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. –This 3-D image shows a tugboat beginning to push...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. –This 3-D image shows a tugboat beginning to push the Pegasus Barge away from the dock at the Turn Basin in the Launch Complex 39 area at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The 266-foo... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Tugboats maneuver the Pegasus Barge through the Banana River after leaving NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The 266-foot-long and 50-foot-wide barge will be towed by NASA's Freedom Star ship to deliver space shuttle main engine (SSME) ground support equipment to Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss. Since being delivered to NASA in 1999, Pegasus sailed 41 times and transported 31 shuttle external fuel tanks from Michoud Assembly Facility near New Orleans to Kennedy.      The barge is leaving Kennedy, perhaps for the final time. Both the barge and shuttle equipment will remain in storage until their specific future uses are determined. The SSMEs themselves will be transported to Stennis separately for use with the agency's new heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System. The work is part of the Space Shuttle Program’s transition and retirement processing. For more information about Shuttle Transition and Retirement, visit http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/transition/home/index.html. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-2011-7721

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Tugboats maneuver the Pegasus Barge through the...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Tugboats maneuver the Pegasus Barge through the Banana River after leaving NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The 266-foot-long and 50-foot-wide barge will be towed by NASA's Freedom... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At the Turn Basin in the Launch Complex 39 area at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, workers look on as a tugboat pushes the Pegasus Barge away from the dock. The 266-foot-long and 50-foot-wide barge will be towed by NASA's Freedom Star ship to deliver space shuttle main engine (SSME) ground support equipment to Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss. Since being delivered to NASA in 1999, Pegasus sailed 41 times and transported 31 shuttle external fuel tanks from Michoud Assembly Facility near New Orleans to Kennedy.    The barge is leaving Kennedy, perhaps for the final time. Both the barge and shuttle equipment will remain in storage until their specific future uses are determined. The SSMEs themselves will be transported to Stennis separately for use with the agency’s new heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System. The work is part of the Space Shuttle Program’s transition and retirement processing. For more information about Shuttle Transition and Retirement, visit http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/transition/home/index.html. Photo credit: NASA/ Kim Shiflett KSC-2011-7714

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At the Turn Basin in the Launch Complex 39 area...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At the Turn Basin in the Launch Complex 39 area at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, workers look on as a tugboat pushes the Pegasus Barge away from the dock. The 266-foot-long and ... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Tugboats maneuver the Pegasus Barge through Port Canaveral after leaving NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The 266-foot-long and 50-foot-wide barge will be towed by NASA's Freedom Star ship to deliver space shuttle main engine (SSME) ground support equipment to Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss. Since being delivered to NASA in 1999, Pegasus sailed 41 times and transported 31 shuttle external fuel tanks from Michoud Assembly Facility near New Orleans to Kennedy.      The barge is leaving Kennedy, perhaps for the final time. Both the barge and shuttle equipment will remain in storage until their specific future uses are determined. The SSMEs themselves will be transported to Stennis separately for use with the agency's new heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System. The work is part of the Space Shuttle Program’s transition and retirement processing. For more information about Shuttle Transition and Retirement, visit http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/transition/home/index.html. Photo credit: NASA/Frankie Martin KSC-2011-7743

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Tugboats maneuver the Pegasus Barge through Por...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Tugboats maneuver the Pegasus Barge through Port Canaveral after leaving NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The 266-foot-long and 50-foot-wide barge will be towed by NASA's Freedom S... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. –This 3-D image shows the tugboat, Miss Alexandra, beginning to push the Pegasus Barge away from the dock at the Turn Basin in the Launch Complex 39 area at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The 266-foot-long and 50-foot-wide barge will be towed by NASA's Freedom Star ship to deliver space shuttle main engine (SSME) ground support equipment to Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss. Since being delivered to NASA in 1999, Pegasus sailed 41 times and transported 31 shuttle external fuel tanks from Michoud Assembly Facility near New Orleans to Kennedy. To view this image, use green and magenta 3-D glasses.     The barge is leaving Kennedy, perhaps for the final time. Both the barge and shuttle equipment will remain in storage until their specific future uses are determined. The SSMEs themselves will be transported to Stennis separately for use with the agency's new heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System. The work is part of the Space Shuttle Program’s transition and retirement processing. For more information about Shuttle Transition and Retirement, visit http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/transition/home/index.html. Photo credit: NASA/Frankie Martin KSC-2011-7755

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. –This 3-D image shows the tugboat, Miss Alexandra...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. –This 3-D image shows the tugboat, Miss Alexandra, beginning to push the Pegasus Barge away from the dock at the Turn Basin in the Launch Complex 39 area at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in F... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA's Freedom Star ship tows the Pegasus Barge through Port Canaveral in Florida. Freedom Star is towing the 266-foot-long and 50-foot-wide barge to Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss. to deliver space shuttle main engine (SSME) ground support equipment. Since being delivered to NASA in 1999, Pegasus sailed 41 times and transported 31 shuttle external fuel tanks from Michoud Assembly Facility near New Orleans to Kennedy Space Center.      The barge is leaving Kennedy, perhaps for the final time. Both the barge and shuttle equipment will remain in storage until their specific future uses are determined. The SSMEs themselves will be transported to Stennis separately for use with the agency's new heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System. The work is part of the Space Shuttle Program’s transition and retirement processing. For more information about Shuttle Transition and Retirement, visit http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/transition/home/index.html. Photo credit: NASA/Frankie Martin KSC-2011-7748

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA's Freedom Star ship tows the Pegasus Barge...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA's Freedom Star ship tows the Pegasus Barge through Port Canaveral in Florida. Freedom Star is towing the 266-foot-long and 50-foot-wide barge to Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Lou... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA's Freedom Star ship tows the Pegasus Barge through Port Canaveral in Florida. Freedom Star is towing the 266-foot-long and 50-foot-wide barge to Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss. to deliver space shuttle main engine (SSME) ground support equipment. Since being delivered to NASA in 1999, Pegasus sailed 41 times and transported 31 shuttle external fuel tanks from Michoud Assembly Facility near New Orleans to Kennedy Space Center.      The barge is leaving Kennedy, perhaps for the final time. Both the barge and shuttle equipment will remain in storage until their specific future uses are determined. The SSMEs themselves will be transported to Stennis separately for use with the agency's new heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System. The work is part of the Space Shuttle Program’s transition and retirement processing. For more information about Shuttle Transition and Retirement, visit http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/transition/home/index.html. Photo credit: NASA/Frankie Martin KSC-2011-7752

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA's Freedom Star ship tows the Pegasus Barge...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA's Freedom Star ship tows the Pegasus Barge through Port Canaveral in Florida. Freedom Star is towing the 266-foot-long and 50-foot-wide barge to Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Lou... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Tugboats maneuver the Pegasus Barge through Port Canaveral after leaving NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The 266-foot-long and 50-foot-wide barge will be towed by NASA's Freedom Star ship to deliver space shuttle main engine (SSME) ground support equipment to Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss. Since being delivered to NASA in 1999, Pegasus sailed 41 times and transported 31 shuttle external fuel tanks from Michoud Assembly Facility near New Orleans to Kennedy.      The barge is leaving Kennedy, perhaps for the final time. Both the barge and shuttle equipment will remain in storage until their specific future uses are determined. The SSMEs themselves will be transported to Stennis separately for use with the agency's new heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System. The work is part of the Space Shuttle Program’s transition and retirement processing. For more information about Shuttle Transition and Retirement, visit http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/transition/home/index.html. Photo credit: NASA/Frankie Martin KSC-2011-7742

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Tugboats maneuver the Pegasus Barge through Por...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Tugboats maneuver the Pegasus Barge through Port Canaveral after leaving NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The 266-foot-long and 50-foot-wide barge will be towed by NASA's Freedom S... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – A tugboat pulls the Pegasus Barge through Port Canaveral after leaving NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The 266-foot-long and 50-foot-wide barge will be towed by NASA's Freedom Star ship to deliver space shuttle main engine (SSME) ground support equipment to Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss. Since being delivered to NASA in 1999, Pegasus sailed 41 times and transported 31 shuttle external fuel tanks from Michoud Assembly Facility near New Orleans to Kennedy.      The barge is leaving Kennedy, perhaps for the final time. Both the barge and shuttle equipment will remain in storage until their specific future uses are determined. The SSMEs themselves will be transported to Stennis separately for use with the agency's new heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System. The work is part of the Space Shuttle Program’s transition and retirement processing. For more information about Shuttle Transition and Retirement, visit http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/transition/home/index.html. Photo credit: NASA/Frankie Martin KSC-2011-7738

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – A tugboat pulls the Pegasus Barge through Port ...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – A tugboat pulls the Pegasus Barge through Port Canaveral after leaving NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The 266-foot-long and 50-foot-wide barge will be towed by NASA's Freedom Sta... More

Astro Camp 2000 Rocketry Exercise

Astro Camp 2000 Rocketry Exercise

Children at Astro Camp at the John C. Stennis Space Center in Hancock County, Miss., launch rockets as one of their activities in the weeklong camp. Each week during the summer, approximately 30 children ages 9... More

Space Shuttle Main Engine Public Test Firing

Space Shuttle Main Engine Public Test Firing

A new NASA Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) roars to the approval of more than 2,000 people who came to John C. Stennis Space Center in Hancock County, Miss., on July 25 for a flight-certification test of the S... More

Launch Pad Tour Stop

Launch Pad Tour Stop

The Launch Pad tour stop at the Mississippi I-10 Welcome Center in Hancock County, Miss., is the point of origin for all tours of Stennis Space Center and StenniSphere. At the Launch Pad, visitors waiting to ca... More

Lunar Lander Exhibit, NASA Apollo program

Lunar Lander Exhibit, NASA Apollo program

NASA's Lunar Lander exhibit is located at the Mississippi I-10 Welcome Center in Hancock County, Miss., just west of Bay St. Louis and 45 miles east of New Orleans on I-10 at Exit 2. The exhibit features a 30-f... More

Space shuttle Space Shuttle Cockpit

Space shuttle Space Shuttle Cockpit

Want to sit in the cockpit of the Space Shuttle and watch astronauts work in outer space? At StenniSphere, you can do that and much more. StenniSphere, the visitor center at John C. Stennis space Center in Hanc... More

Test Control Center

Test Control Center

At the test observation periscope in the Test Control Center exhibit in StenniSphere at the John C. Stennis Space Center in Hancock County, Miss., visitors can observe a test of a Space Shuttle Main Engine exac... More

StenniSphere

StenniSphere

The John C. Stennis Space Center's visitor center, StenniSphere, is one of Mississippi's leading tourist attractions and features a 14,000-square-foot interactive review of Stennis Space Center's role in Americ... More

Public views evening engine test of a Space Shuttle Main Engine

Public views evening engine test of a Space Shuttle Main Engine

Over the past year, more than 20,000 people came to Stennis Space Center to witness the 'shake, rattle and roar' of one of the world's most sophisticated engines. Stennis Space Center in south Mississippi is NA... More

Thousands gather to watch a Space Shuttle Main Engine Test

Thousands gather to watch a Space Shuttle Main Engine Test

Approximately 13,000 people fill the grounds at NASA's John C. Stennis Space Center for the first-ever evening public engine test of a Space Shuttle Main Engine. The test marked Stennis Space Center's 20th anni... More

First-ever evening public engine test of a Space Shuttle Main Engine

First-ever evening public engine test of a Space Shuttle Main Engine

Thousands of people watch the first-ever evening public engine test of a Space Shuttle Main Engine at NASA's John C. Stennis Space Center. The spectacular test marked Stennis Space Center's 20th anniversary cel... More

Stennis Space Center Barge

Stennis Space Center Barge

In this aerial view, a barge can be seen towing a container away from a test stand at the John C. Stennis Space Center.

Stennis Space Center's Unique Canal System

Stennis Space Center's Unique Canal System

This aerial view of Stennis Space Center's unique lock and canal system

Aerial View of StenniSphere

Aerial View of StenniSphere

StenniSphere, the John C. Stennis Space Center's visitor center in Hancock County, Miss., features a 14,000-square-foot museum and outdoor exhibits about Stennis Space Center. Designed to entertain while educat... More

Living and Working in Space Presentation

Living and Working in Space Presentation

Students try on a sleep restraint like the ones used by astronauts. This demonstration is part of a program called 'Living and Working in Space,' that is presented by NASA's Stennis Space Center in the StenniSp... More

Scientist to Expose Students to Wetlands Research

Scientist to Expose Students to Wetlands Research

Dr. Marco Giardino, chief of the Applications Integration Division for NASA Stennis Space Center's Earth Science Applications Directorate, has been chosen by the JASON Project to be one of six host researchers ... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  Appearing before the Columbia Accident Investigation Board are (left Michael Rudolphi, deputy director of NASA's Stennis Space Center in Bay St. Louis, Miss., and (right) Steve Altemus, shuttle test director at KSC.  Over the course of two days, the Board's chairman, retired Navy Admiral Harold W. "Hal" Gehman Jr., and other board members have been hearing from experts discussing the role of the Kennedy Space Center in the Shuttle Program, Shuttle Safety and Debris Collection, Layout and Analysis and Forensic Metallurgy. KSC-03pd0839

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Appearing before the Columbia Accident I...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Appearing before the Columbia Accident Investigation Board are (left Michael Rudolphi, deputy director of NASA's Stennis Space Center in Bay St. Louis, Miss., and (right) Steve Alt... More

SSME test on the A-1 Test Stand

SSME test on the A-1 Test Stand

This close-up photo was taken during testing of a Space Shuttle Main Engine on the A-1 Test Stand at Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss. The test was conducted June 19, 2003.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -  Official portrait of Robert D. Cabana, director of Stennis Space Center in south Mississippi. KSC-08pd2987

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Official portrait of Robert D. Cabana, directo...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Official portrait of Robert D. Cabana, director of Stennis Space Center in south Mississippi.

Stennis Space Center, State of Louisiana Extend Partnerships

Stennis Space Center, State of Louisiana Extend Partnerships

NASA Stennis Space Center (SSC) Interim Center Director Michael Rudolphi (second from right) presents Louisiana Gov. Mike Foster (second from left) an image from space of the area that comprised the Louisiana P... More

Marine Science Building Dedicated

Marine Science Building Dedicated

Officials cut the ribbon during dedication ceremonies of the George A. Knauer Marine Science Building on Oct. 17 at NASA Stennis Space Center (SSC). The $2.75 million facility, the first building at the test si... More

Visualization Center Dedicated

Visualization Center Dedicated

The dedication ceremony of the University of Southern Mississippi Center of Higher Learning (CHL) High-Performance Visualization Center at SSC was held Oct. 17. The center's RAVE II 3-D visualization system, av... More

Hydrogen-Fuel Engine Component Tests Near Completion

Hydrogen-Fuel Engine Component Tests Near Completion

Gaseous hydrogen is burned off at the E1 Test Stand the night of Oct. 7 during a cold-flow test of the fuel turbopump of the Integrated Powerhead Demonstrator (IPD) at NASA Stennis Space Center (SSC). The gaseo... More

Kerosene-Fuel Engine Testing Under Way

Kerosene-Fuel Engine Testing Under Way

NASA Stennis Space Center engineers conducted a successful cold-flow test of an RS-84 engine component Sept. 24. The RS-84 is a reusable engine fueled by rocket propellant - a special blend of kerosene - design... More

Historic building houses Stennis visitor center

Historic building houses Stennis visitor center

The facility and tower used to view early engine tests at Stennis Space Center now house the site's visitor center and museum. In addition to inside exhibits, an outdoor Rocket Park features various engines and... More

Aerial Test Stands

Aerial Test Stands

SSC's rocket engine test complex and its four unique test stands provide test operations for the development and certification of propulsion systems, subsystems and components.

Aerial shows Stennis test stands

Aerial shows Stennis test stands

An aerial photo shows the B-1/B-2 Test Stand (foreground), A-2 Test Stand (middle) and A-1 Test Stand (back). The historic stands have been used to test engines used on every manned Apollo and space shuttle mission.

Aerial shows Stennis test stands

Aerial shows Stennis test stands

An aerial photo shows the B-1/B-2 Test Stand (foreground), A-2 Test Stand (middle) and A-1 Test Stand (back). The historic stands have been used to test engines used on every manned Apollo and space shuttle mission.

US Navy (USN) Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewman (SWCC) assigned to USN Special Boat Team-22 (SBT-22) demonstrates the new Special Operations Craft-Riverine (SOC-R) while training at the John C. Stennis Space Center (SSC), MISSISSIPPI (MS)

US Navy (USN) Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewman (SWCC) assigned ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: John C. Stennis Space Center State: Mississippi (MS) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: IS1 Jeremy Richardson, USN R... More

US Navy (USN) Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewmen (SWCC) assigned to USN Special Boat Team-22 (SBT-22) demonstrates the new Special Operations Craft-Riverine (SOC-R) while training at the John C. Stennis Space Center (SSC), Mississippi (MS)

US Navy (USN) Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewmen (SWCC) assigned ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: John C. Stennis Space Center State: Mississippi (MS) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: IS1 Jeremy Richardson, USN R... More

US Navy (USN) Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewmen (SWCC) assigned to USN Special Boat Team-22 (SBT-22) demonstrate the firepower of the new Special Operations Craft-Riverine (SOC-R) during training at the John C. Stennis Space Center (SSC), MISSISSIPPI (MS)

US Navy (USN) Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewmen (SWCC) assigned ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: John C. Stennis Space Center State: Mississippi (MS) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: IS1 Jeremy Richardson, USN R... More

Aerial A,B, Apollo program Saturn V rocket images

Aerial A,B, Apollo program Saturn V rocket images

SSC's A-1, A-2 and B test stands were built in the early 1960s to test the first and second stages of the Apollo Saturn V rocket that safely transported Americans to the moon. The A-1 Stand (foreground) will so... More

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