John C. Stennis Space Center

John C. Stennis Space Center (HM21DI)

Location: Pearlington, MS 39572 Hancock County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 20.419', W 89° 36.79'

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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.
HM NumberHM21DI
Year Placed2011
Placed ByMississippi Department of Archives and History
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Date Added Sunday, September 3rd, 2017 at 7:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 248787 N 3359391
Decimal Degrees30.34031667, -89.61316667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 20.419', W 89° 36.79'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 20' 25.14" N, 89° 36' 47.4" W
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Area Code(s)985, 228
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near MS-607, Pearlington MS 39572, US
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