Detail View: Stennis Space Center Collection: A-3 First Tree Cutting

Title: 
A-3 First Tree Cutting
Creator: 
NASA/Stennis Space Center
Subject: 
A-3 Test Stand, first tree cutting, tree clearing, A-3 Test Stand, Constellation's J-2X engine
Description: 
Tree clearing for the site of the new A-3 Test Stand at Stennis Space center began June 13. NASA's first new large rocket engine test stand to be built since the site's inception, A-3 construction begins a historic era for America's largest rocket engine test complex. The 300-foot-tall structure is scheduled for completion in August 2010. A-3 will perform altitude tests on the Constellation's J-2X engine that will power the upper stage of the Ares I crew launch vehicle and earth departure stage of the Ares V cargo launch vehicle. The Constellation Program, NASA's plan for carrying out the nation's Vision for Space Exploration, will return humans to the moon and eventually carry them to Mars and beyond.
Date: 
6/13/07
Identifier: 
SSC-2007-01873H
MediaType: 
Image
Year: 
2007
What: 
Ares Launch Vehicles
What: 
Earth
What: 
Constellation
What: 
Moon
What: 
Mars
Where: 
Stennis Space Center (SSC)