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About NASA Stennis

NASA Stennis operates as a unique federal city and model of government efficiency, home to more than 50 resident organizations and companies, including the NASA Shared Services Center and NASA’s Rocket Propulsion Test Program Office.

Quick Facts

Meet the NASA Stennis Leadership

John Bailey, Associate Director, John C. Stennis Space Center

John W. Bailey

Acting Center Director

Rodney McKellip

Rodney McKellip

Center Associate Director

A Look Back

Stennis History: Powering Dreams Since 1961

The site known today as NASA's John C. Stennis Space Center has a rich and colorful history dating as far back as 1699. Indians, settlers, pirates and soldiers shaped this part of Mississippi which now hosts modern-day explorers.

NASA publicly announced plans to open a rocket engine test facility in Hancock County in south Mississippi on October 25, 1961.

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Workmen cut first tree to start clearing the test site area for construction.
Construction workers bring down a tree during the early days of construction for NASA Stennis Space Center. Tree-cutting on what was then the largest construction project in Mississippi history began May 17, 1963.
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Careers at NASA Stennis

Information on jobs with agencies or companies located at Stennis can be found by their home organization websites. The following are federal, state and academic agencies, as well as contractors and commercial companies, located at NASA's Stennis Space Center.

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Groundbreaking guests included, among others, INFINITY board member and Apollo 13 astronaut Fred Haise (third from left) and then-Stennis Director Gene Goldman (fourth from left).

Enterprise Park

Learn more about NASA Stennis work to attract new aerospace and technology companies on site.

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Barges are docked at the B-2 Test Stand at Stennis Space Center on Dec. 4, 2020, in preparation for upcoming Green Run test activities.
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Explore NASA and NASA Stennis plans and reports.

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NASA Stennis Sustainability Report and Future Plan

Learn what NASA Stennis is doing to preserve, enhance, and strengthen NASA’s ability to perform its mission indefinitely.

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NASA Stennis Strategic Plan

Learn more about NASA Stennis' plan to meet the challenges of a changing world and transform the way it does business.

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NASA Equity Action Plan

Learn more about NASA's strategy to mitigate systemic barriers to equity.

Contact Us

For more information, contact the NASA Office of Communications at Stennis Space Center:

NASA Office of Communications
John C. Stennis Space Center
Stennis Space Center, MS 39529
(228) 688-3333

For general telephone information, contact the site operator from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. at: (228) 688-2211, Ext. 0.