One Tank Trips: Stennis Space Center - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

One Tank Trips: Stennis Space Center

By Kevin Wheeler - bio | email 

STENNIS SPACE CENTER, MS (WDAM) - Spacecraft engine testing is a trademark of the Stennis Space Center located in south Mississippi. 

"If you've never experienced the shake, rattle and roll, and roar of a rocket engine test, it is something that you'll remember for the rest of your life," said Public Affairs Officer, Paul Foerman.

When you visit Stennis, you learn all about the work that goes on there on a 25-minute narrated tour.

On the campus sits several test stands that are used to test the various engines.

"It's been used to test engines from the Shuttle program, the Apollo program, experimental engines," said Vicki Bess, a tour guide.

Some lucky visitors might even get to see an engine testing if they happen to run one that day.

After the tour, visitors are taken to the Stennisphere Visitors Center. The center tells the story of NASA through educational and interactive exhibits. Everyone is welcome and it's free.

"We have everything from a space shuttle cockpit where you can test your skills at landing the shuttle, to stage presentations," said Foerman.

You will find several pieces of history inside and outside the museum, including a moon rock and astronaut Fred Haise's spacesuit. Foerman said it is hard to leave this place disappointed.

"Without fail, every visitor is excited when they leave Stennisphere," Foerman said. "Many of the people come here and have fun and don't even realize that they are actually learning when they are experiencing the visitor's center."

We received a free tour and look back into history, all on a half a tank of gas.

Copyright 2010 WDAM. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • Sheriff: Stricter animal cruelty laws needed in MS

    Sheriff: Stricter animal cruelty laws needed in MS

    Monday, July 16 2018 10:10 PM EDT2018-07-17 02:10:12 GMT
    Jones County Sheriff Alex Hodge stressed the need for stronger animal cruelty laws during a Monday press release after almost 100 animals were seized from a private property where they lived in deplorable conditions. (Photo source: Humane Society of U.S.)Jones County Sheriff Alex Hodge stressed the need for stronger animal cruelty laws during a Monday press release after almost 100 animals were seized from a private property where they lived in deplorable conditions. (Photo source: Humane Society of U.S.)

    Jones County Sheriff Alex Hodge stressed the need for stronger animal cruelty laws during a Monday press release after almost 100 animals were seized from a private property where they lived in deplorable conditions.  David and Mary Ellen Senne were arrested and made their initial court appearance Monday. Each is charged with one misdemeanor count of aggravated cruelty to a dog or cat. "This has probably been one of the most eye-opening cases for me personally and tho...

    More >>

    Jones County Sheriff Alex Hodge stressed the need for stronger animal cruelty laws during a Monday press release after almost 100 animals were seized from a private property where they lived in deplorable conditions.  David and Mary Ellen Senne were arrested and made their initial court appearance Monday. Each is charged with one misdemeanor count of aggravated cruelty to a dog or cat. "This has probably been one of the most eye-opening cases for me personally and tho...

    More >>
  • Couple charged with animal cruelty were once active members of community

    Couple charged with animal cruelty were once active members of community

    Monday, July 16 2018 8:38 PM EDT2018-07-17 00:38:52 GMT
    The Jones County couple accused of aggravated cruelty to animals were active members of the Forrest County community in the past. (Photo source: WDAM)The Jones County couple accused of aggravated cruelty to animals were active members of the Forrest County community in the past. (Photo source: WDAM)

    Who are David and Mary Ellen Senne?  The Jones County couple accused of aggravated cruelty to animals were active members of the Forrest County community in the past.

    More >>

    Who are David and Mary Ellen Senne?  The Jones County couple accused of aggravated cruelty to animals were active members of the Forrest County community in the past.

    More >>
  • Two charged in Jones County animal cruelty case

    Two charged in Jones County animal cruelty case

    Monday, July 16 2018 6:55 PM EDT2018-07-16 22:55:52 GMT

    The Jones County couple charged in an ongoing animal cruelty investigation have been released from jail on their own recognizance. 

    More >>

    The Jones County couple charged in an ongoing animal cruelty investigation have been released from jail on their own recognizance. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly