Stennis Space Center Engineering and Science Directorate - Propulsion
Testing, Stennis Space Center, MS
The propulsion testing done at Stennis Space
Center was the original intent of the facility
from the start, and will continue as NASA
proceeds with the new Constellation program.

Focus
: propulsion systems

Physical location/address: Stennis Space Center,
MS 39529-6000

Phone: 228.688.2005. Alternate contact Paul
Foerman at paul.foerman-1@nasa.gov, 228.688.1880

Overview: This organization has overall
responsibility for technical oversight and conduct
of propulsion test operations at Stennis Space
Center, America’s largest rocket test complex. State-
of-the-art facilities include the A, B, and E test
complexes, designed for rocket propulsion testing
that ranges from component to engine and stage
levels. Primary initiatives include Space Shuttle
main engine acceptance testing as well as testing
and evaluation of the next generation of propulsion
systems. The center also manages the Rocket
Propulsion Test Program Office, reporting to the
Space Operations Mission Directorate at NASA
headquarters.

Technical expertise/research fields: Rocket
propulsion testing

Research/site/business development contact:
David Carstens, director

Web site: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/stennis
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