Detail View: NASA Image eXchange Collection: Shuttle Main Engine Readied for Display at Stennis

Title: 
Shuttle Main Engine Readied for Display at Stennis
Description: 
This Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) is being prepared for display in front of Stennis Space Center's Visitors Center. The SSME is the most reliable and highly tested large rocket engine ever built. Using liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen as fuel, each shuttle main engine can generate between 305,000 and 512,300 pounds of thrust. The SSME's high-performance fuel turbopump generates 77,310 horsepower and its liquid oxygen turbopump produces 29,430 horsepower.
Date: 
01.01.1997
Credit: 
NASA Stennis Space Center (NASA-SSC) [ http://www.ssc.nasa.gov/~sirs/ ]
facet_what: 
Space Shuttle Orbiter
facet_where: 
Stennis Space Center (SSC)
facet_when: 
01-01-1997
facet_when_year: 
1997
Media: 
IMAGE
UID: 
SPD-NIX-97-056-5
original url: 
http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=97-056-5&orgid=4