Monday, January 9, 2012

Engine prepped for SSC

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Kennedy Space Center has invited the media to be on hand Thursday, Jan. 12, for a photo opportunity as one of the space shuttle man engines is prepared for shipment to Stennis Space Center, Miss. Each engine, built by Pratt and Whitney Rocketdyne, is 14 feet long and more than 7 feet in diameter at the end of the nozzle. All 15 of the SSMEs will be sent to SSC, where they'll be stored for use on NASA's new heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System. (Source: Kennedy Space Center, 01/09/12) Previous SSME story