Detail View: NASA Great Images in Nasa Collection: Rocket Barge on the Pearl River

Title: 
Rocket Barge on the Pearl River
Full Description: 
During the early 1970's French settlers once cautiously sailed up the beautiful Pearl River in Hancock County looking for a New World home. Later, swashbuckling pirates took refuge in this historic stream in South Mississippi after raiding merchant ships. Today, a different cargo leaves a wake in the blue waters en route to National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Mississippi Test Facility. The huge barge being pushed above contains the free world's largest rocket booster, on its way to the national rocket testing facility for extensive captive firings. Later versions of this huge rocket, first satge of the Apollo/Saturn V, will boost the first Americans to the Moon.
Date: 
01/01/1966
NASA Center: 
Stennis Space Center
Subject Category: 
Historical-Stennis
Keywords: 
Facility
Audience: 
General Public
facet_what: 
Moon
facet_where: 
Mississippi
facet_when: 
01-01-1966
facet_when_year: 
1966
Image #: 
66-4271
original url: 
http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-003014.html
UID: 
SPD-GRIN-GPN-2000-003014
Center: 
SSC
Center Number: 
66-4271
GRIN DataBase Number: 
GPN-2000-003014
Original Source: 
digital