Detail View: NASA Great Images in Nasa Collection: Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) Test Firing

Title: 
Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) Test Firing
Full Description: 
A Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) undergoing a full power level 290.04 second test firing at the National Space Technology Laboratories (currently called the Stennis Space Center) in Mississippi. The firings were part of a series of developmental testing designed to increase the amount of thrust available to the Shuttle from its three main engines. The additional thrust allowed the Shuttle to launch heavier payloads into orbit. The Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) had management responsibility of Space Shuttle propulsion elements, including the Main Engines.
Date: 
5/21/1981
NASA Center: 
Marshall Space Flight Center
Subject Category: 
Rocket Propulsion
Keywords: 
Engine
Audience: 
General Public
facet_what: 
Space Shuttle
facet_where: 
Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)
facet_when: 
5-21-1981
facet_when_year: 
1981
Image #: 
8115576
original url: 
http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000055.html
UID: 
SPD-GRIN-GPN-2000-000055
Center: 
MSFC
Center Number: 
8115576
GRIN DataBase Number: 
GPN-2000-000055
Creator-Photographer: 
NASA
Original Source: 
DIGITAL