50th Anniversary of Moon Landing is July 20th – Stennis Space Center played a large role

On Thursday, Mississippi Congressman Michael Guest recognized the role the Stennis Space Center played in testing rockets used in the Apollo 11 mission.

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“The men and women at the Stennis Space Center conducted 2,475 man-years of rocket engine testing to ensure that the astronauts successfully carried American ingenuity and fortitude towards the stars and returned home safely to a proud nation,” Guest said.

July 20, 2019, marks the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Both the first and second Saturn V rocket stages used in NASA’s Apollo program were tested at the Stennis Space Center. The rockets tested were used in the Apollo 11 mission and six other lunar flights.