Detail View: Stennis Space Center Collection: Sen. John C. Stennis celebrates a successful Space Shuttle Main Engine test

Title: 
Sen. John C. Stennis celebrates a successful Space Shuttle Main Engine test
Creator: 
NASA/Stennis Space Center
Subject: 
Senator Stennis, Main engine test, Space Shuttle Main Engine, SSME
Description: 
Sen. John C. Stennis dances a jig on top of the Test Control Center at Stennis Space Center following the successful test of a Space Shuttle Main Engine in 1978. A staunch supporter of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the senior senator from DeKalb, Miss., supported the establishment of the space center in Hancock County and spoke personally with local residents who would relocate their homes to accommodate Mississippi's entry into the space age. Stennis Space Center was named for Sen. Stennis by Executive Order of President Ronald Reagan on May 20, 1988.
Date: 
10/23/78
Identifier: 
78-459-33
MediaType: 
Image
Year: 
1978
What: 
Space Shuttle Orbiter
Where: 
Stennis Space Center (SSC)