Liquid Propellent Supply for Space Shuttle Main EnginesThe tank exhibited at the U. S. Space & Rocket Center is real. It was delivered to NASA in 1977 it was the first ever built for the shuttle program. The tank was used in the Space Shuttle Main Engine test program at NASA's Stennis Space Center in Mississippi for more than ten years. It provided fuel for twelve test firings of the Shuttle's Main Propulsion System with a total test time of 3,810 seconds (equivalent to about eight flights). In 1988, it traversed 1,250 miles by barge over the Mississippi, Ohio and Tennessee rivers to be delivered to NASA's Marshall Center here in Huntsville, Alabama.
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|Date Added||Tuesday, September 27th, 2016 at 9:02am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||31N E 166021 N 0|
|Decimal Degrees||34.71086667, -86.65250000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 34° 42.652', W 86° 39.15'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||34° 42' 39.12" N, 86° 39' 9" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1 Tranquility Base, Huntsville AL 35805, US|
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