Steel Work Begins On New Test Stand At Stennis Space Center
A crane lifts one of the first pieces of fabricated steel to be used in constructing the new A-3 Test Stand at Stennis Space Center. The new stand will be used to simulate high altitudes for testing the J-2X rocket engine that will help return humans to the moon and possibly travel beyond.
Construction of the new A-3 Test Stand at Stennis Space Center gets underway with placement of the first two pieces of fabricated steel. Some 4 million pounds of steel will be used to build the first test stand erected at the Mississippi facility since the mid-1960s.
Workers with Lafayette Steel Erector, Inc., prepare to place one of the first pieces of fabricated steel on the foundation of the A-3 Test Stand being built at Stennis Space Center. The steel portion of the stand will be erected in 16 "sequencies" or stages during the next several months.