StenniSphere, the visitor center at NASA's John C. Stennis Space Center, will be closed to the general public Oct. 8 for an onsite event.
The visitor center will reopen Oct. 12 and resume normal operating hours.
StenniSphere is open to the public 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday, and is closed on major holidays. Public tours run throughout each day from the Launch Pad at the Hancock County Welcome Center, Interstate 10, Exit 2. The last tour leaves the Launch Pad at 2 p.m. each day. Registered group tours with their own transportation can obtain earlier admittance. Admission to StenniSphere is free. All visitors age 18 and older are required to show a valid photo ID, such as a driver's license or passport. All international visitors must present a passport.
For more information, visit http://www.nasa.gov/centers/stennis/home/index.html and click on "Stennis Visitor Center" or call 1-800-237-1821 or 228-688-2370.
For information about Stennis Space Center, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/stennis/.
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