NASA’s Stennis Space Center in south Mississippi operates as the agency’s primary, and America’s largest, rocket propulsion test site, serving the nation and commercial sector with unique capabilities and expertise.
NASA's Stennis Space Center is the partner of choice for providing propulsion test capabilities to the nation. NASA Stennis utilizes its unique location and assets to collaborate with other agencies, academia, and industry to develop and test autonomous systems, enhance national security, and increase knowledge of the Earth and its oceans.
NASA’s Stennis Space Center is not only the nation’s largest propulsion test center but one of the most unique. It features several large test stands, as well as a highly versatile and unique E Test Complex capable of supporting a range of high-pressure component and engine testing. The center supports a variety of government and commercial test efforts, ranging from high-pressure component test projects. The entire site also is surrounded by a 125,000-acre acoustical buffer zone that is recognized as a national asset and serves as an acoustical buffer zone to enable the possibility of 365/24/7 propulsion activity without disturbing area businesses and residents. By all measures, NASA Stennis stands as the agency’s center for propulsion excellence.
NASA’s Stennis Space Center, near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, is a federal city operated by NASA since 1961. As many as 40 onsite agencies, organizations, universities, and companies share operating costs, while pursuing individual missions, to function as a model of fiscal efficiency. If their combined workforces of about 5,000 employees were counted as a single entity, NASA Stennis would rank among the Top 10 Mississippi companies in size. The site is a major economic engine for the Gulf Coast region, with an average direct annual impact of more than $625 million within a 50-mile radius.
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