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This color picture postcard features a NASA space shuttle test launch at the John C. Stennis Space Center in Hancock County, Mississippi. The back of the postcard provides lines for the address on the right side. The top center of the postcard reads "John C. Stennis Space Center On the Gulf Coast in Hancock County, Mississippi". The description in the lower left corner reads "Main Engine Power Space Shuttle--Before NASA launches a space shuttle with its valuable human cargo into space, all systems must be put through ground tests to prove their flight worthiness, critical components of the space shuttle are the three main engines and two solid rocket motors which propel the vehicle into low-earth orbit. At NASA's John C. Stennis Space Center in Hancock County, Miss., all of the shuttle's main engines are put through rigorous tests on the ground to ensure the engine performance is acceptable and that the required thrust will be delivered in the critical ascent phase of shuttle flights. At sea level, one main engine produces approximately 375,000 pounds of thrust."
Postcards; Picture postcards; Hancock County, Mississippi
Bay St. Louis, MS
Mississippi State University Libraries, Manuscripts Division, Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Mississippiana Collection, Gulf Coast Sub-Collection
Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version)
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Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Special Collections Department, Mississippi State University