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Pearlington in Hancock County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

John C. Stennis Space Center

 
 
John C. Stennis Space Center Marker image. Click for full size.
September 2, 2017
1. John C. Stennis Space Center Marker
Inscription. In 1961 President John F. Kennedy announced plans to send humans to the moon. NASA selected this site for an engine testing facility for the Apollo Moon program. During its construction in 1963, nearly 6,100 workers began building three 200-foot-tall test stands. This 13,800-acre federal city, the largest rocket engine testing facility in the United States, is surrounded by a 125,000-acre buffer zone. The Stennis Space Center tested the main engines for each of the 135 space shuttle missions.
 
Erected 2011 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 30° 20.419′ N, 89° 36.79′ W. Marker is in Pearlington, Mississippi, in Hancock County. Marker is on Shuttle Parkway (State Highway 607) near Old Highway 43, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pearlington MS 39572, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lunar Lander (approx. 2 miles away); F-1 Rocket Engine (approx. 2 miles away); H-1 Rocket Engine (approx. 2 miles away); Special Operations Craft Riverine
John C. Stennis Space Center Marker image. Click for full size.
September 2, 2017
2. John C. Stennis Space Center Marker
(approx. 2 miles away); TAO Buoy (approx. 2 miles away); Tsunami Buoy (approx. 2 miles away); Gainesville Volunteers (approx. 2 miles away); Infinity Eagle (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pearlington.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 3, 2017, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 79 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 3, 2017.
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