NASA Stennis operates as a unique federal city and model of government efficiency, home to about 40 resident organizations and companies, including the NASA Shared Services Center and NASA’s Rocket Propulsion Test Program Office.
NASA Stennis is testing engines and propulsion systems to help power the Space Launch System rocket on missions to the Moon and beyond.
NASA Stennis is a major contributor to the economies and communities of its surrounding Gulf Coast region in Louisiana and Mississippi.
NASA Stennis is an aerospace and business hub, enabling companies to pursue a range of missions and technology initiatives.
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 Stennis Space Center.
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.
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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