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Stennis Space Center

Author : Cindy Donze Manto
ISBN : 9781467128216
Genre : History
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Originally known simply as Mississippi Field Operations, Stennis Space Center arose from the dissolution of two towns and several surrounding communities that had served the lumber industry since the 1800s. Its sole purpose was to static test the free world's most powerful rockets after they arrived by barge via the Pearl River. Spurred on by an intense Cold War race to the moon, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) battled mud, mosquitoes, and snakes as it cleared the way for its colossal test stands for the Apollo program. When completed, the A & B Test Complexes towered between 200 and 400 feet high, the tallest structures in the state of Mississippi in 1965. Dr. Wernher von Braun, the first director of Marshall Space Flight Center, was fond of saying that "to get to the moon, we will have to go through Mississippi to get there!" Today, Stennis Space Center is NASA's largest propulsion test complex and also home to a diverse collection of resident agencies: federal, military, private, local, national, and international.
Category: History

Way Station To Space

Author : World Spaceflight News (WSN)
ISBN : 1980529647
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This is an informative history of NASA's rocket engine test facility, the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi.Chapter 1 - Decision for Mississippi * Chapter 2 - A Sense of Place * Chapter 3 - The Thorn Before the Rose * Chapter 4 - Temples in the Swamp * Chapter 5 - In Mississippi Mud * Chapter 6 - Testing Saturn * Chapter 7 - The Winds of Change * Chapter 8 - Growing Pains * Chapter 9 - Toward Full Utilization * Chapter 10 - In Search of a Role * Chapter 11 - Acceptance and Trust * Chapter 12 - Of Triumph and Tragedy * Chapter 13 - Testing the Way * Chapter 14 - Bigger Dreams * Chapter 15 - For Future GenerationsWay Station to Space is a history of the NASA John C. Stennis Space Center, one of NASA's 10 Field Centers which was built in the enormously exciting days of the Apollo program for a specific purpose--to static fire and certify the huge Saturn V boosters used in the Apollo lunar landing program. With an eye to the future, the facility was planned as a national testing site for large propulsion systems that NASA might use for 25 to 50 years. This book provides the reader with a study of the Apollo era when NASA engineers, technicians, and managers were engaged in that fantastic mission. It captures a sense of the excitement and determination of the NASA team as it prepared for those historic journeys to our nearest planetary neighbor. This book, however, also illustrates the evolution of the south Mississippi facility beyond the Apollo era. The development of the traditions and pride of the NASA Government and contractor teams, formulated during those early years, is likewise portrayed. As is indicated in the text, few of the men and women of that time are still actively working with us, but their tradition of excellence and hard work lives on. As the Apollo program began to ebb, the Nation's focus shifted away from the most ambitious plans for space exploration--to colonize the Moon, construct a Space Station, and mount a human mission to Mars--to less costly endeavors. Under creative management, the Mississippi team began to study the Nation's new priorities with the intention of becoming an integral part of the changing times. The Mississippi Test Facility (MTF--former name of SSC) diversified and brought in other Federal and State agencies to help share the cost of the Center and use of the developing technology. MTF personnel began looking for other customers, private and commercial, in addition to their new Government tenants. The men and women of the MTF were, in a real sense, "reinventing" Government over 25 years ago, long before that concept came into vogue.Way Station to Space takes the reader back through those interesting times and relates the story of how the small team evolved into a paradigm of engineering and scientific cooperation for others to follow. The MTF team recycled facilities and resources, turning part of the huge Center into a diverse environmental research center. The Stennis Space Center now serves as a model of multiagency synergy and is home to over 30 Federal and State agencies, universities, and private industries. This new addition to the NASA history series also illustrates how the men and women of this south Mississippi facility met challenges head-on. They not only preserved their installation, but they built a new foundation for the future. As a result in 1996, the Stennis Space Center was officially designated as NASA's Lead Center for rocket propulsion testing and in 1997 as the Lead Center for Commercial Remote Sensing.
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Way Station To Space

Author : Mack R. Herring
ISBN : NASA:31769000641145
Genre : Aeronautics
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Nasa Stennis Space Center Integrated System Health Management Test Bed And Development Capabilities

Author : National Aeronautics and Space Adm Nasa
ISBN : 1723863912
Genre : Science
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Integrated System Health Management (ISHM) is a capability that focuses on determining the condition (health) of every element in a complex System (detect anomalies, diagnose causes, prognosis of future anomalies), and provide data, information, and knowledge (DIaK)-not just data-to control systems for safe and effective operation. This capability is currently done by large teams of people, primarily from ground, but needs to be embedded on-board systems to a higher degree to enable NASA's new Exploration Mission (long term travel and stay in space), while increasing safety and decreasing life cycle costs of spacecraft (vehicles; platforms; bases or outposts; and ground test, launch, and processing operations). The topics related to this capability include: 1) ISHM Related News Articles; 2) ISHM Vision For Exploration; 3) Layers Representing How ISHM is Currently Performed; 4) ISHM Testbeds & Prototypes at NASA SSC; 5) ISHM Functional Capability Level (FCL); 6) ISHM Functional Capability Level (FCL) and Technology Readiness Level (TRL); 7) Core Elements: Capabilities Needed; 8) Core Elements; 9) Open Systems Architecture for Condition-Based Maintenance (OSA-CBM); 10) Core Elements: Architecture, taxonomy, and ontology (ATO) for DIaK management; 11) Core Elements: ATO for DIaK Management; 12) ISHM Architecture Physical Implementation; 13) Core Elements: Standards; 14) Systematic Implementation; 15) Sketch of Work Phasing; 16) Interrelationship Between Traditional Avionics Systems, Time Critical ISHM and Advanced ISHM; 17) Testbeds and On-Board ISHM; 18) Testbed Requirements: RETS AND ISS; 19) Sustainable Development and Validation Process; 20) Development of on-board ISHM; 21) Taxonomy/Ontology of Object Oriented Implementation; 22) ISHM Capability on the E1 Test Stand Hydraulic System; 23) Define Relationships to Embed Intelligence; 24) Intelligent Elements Physical and Virtual; 25) ISHM Testbeds and Prototypes at SSC Current Implementations; 26) Trailer-Mounted
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Stennis Space Center Propulsion Test Customer Day 2002 Presentation

Author : National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
ISBN : 1721005390
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An overview and breakdown of the 2001 workforce at the Stennis Space Center is provided.Bruce, Robert and Taylor, Gary and Hebert, Bartt and Rahman, Shamim and Dawson, Michael and Gill, StanStennis Space CenterPROPULSION; IMAGES; PROPELLANT TESTS; PREFIRING TESTS; SPACE SHUTTLE MAIN ENGINE
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Way Station To Space

Author : National Aeronautics Administration
ISBN : 1493625993
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"Way Station to Space is a history of the NASA John C. Stennis Space Center, one of NASA's 10 Field Centers which was built in the enormously exciting days of the Apollo program for a specific purpose-to static fire and certify the huge Saturn V boosters used in the Apollo lunar landing program. With an eye to the future, the facility was planned as a national testing site for large propulsion systems that NASA might use for 25 to 50 years. This book provides the reader with a study of the Apollo era when NASA engineers, technicians, and managers were engaged in that fantastic mission. It captures a sense of the excitement and determination of the NASA team as it prepared for those historic journeys to our nearest planetary neighbor. This book, however, also illustrates the evolution of the south Mississippi facility beyond the Apollo era. The development of the traditions and pride of the NASA Government and contractor teams, formulated during those early years, is likewise portrayed. As is indicated in the text, few of the men and women of that time are still actively working with us, but their tradition of excellence and hard work lives on. As the Apollo program began to ebb, the Nation's focus shifted away from the most ambitious plans for space exploration-to colonize the Moon, construct a Space Station, and mount a human mission to Mars-to less costly endeavors. Under creative management, the Mississippi team began to study the Nation's new priorities with the intention of becoming an integral part of the changing times. The Mississippi Test Facility (MTF-former name of SSC) diversified and brought in other Federal and State agencies to help share the cost of the Center and use of the developing technology. MTF personnel began looking for other customers, private and commercial, in addition to their new Government tenants. The men and women of the MTF were, in a real sense, "reinventing" Government over 25 years ago, long before that concept came into vogue. "Way Station to Space takes the reader back through those interesting times and relates the story of how the small team evolved into a paradigm of engineering and scientific cooperation for others to follow. The MTF team recycled facilities and resources, turning part of the huge Center into a diverse environmental research center. The Stennis Space Center now serves as a model of multiagency synergy and is home to over 30 Federal and State agencies, universities, and private industries. This new addition to the NASA history series also illustrates how the men and women of this south Mississippi facility met challenges head-on. They not only preserved their installation, but they built a new foundation for the future. As a result in 1996, the Stennis Space Center was officially designated as NASA's Lead Center for rocket propulsion testing and in 1997 as the Lead Center for Commercial Remote Sensing. "Way Station to Space is not only the history of one of NASA's Centers, it is also an allegory of the Center's relationship to the local communities in Mississippi and Louisiana, its sister Centers, and to NASA Headquarters. Not only does this book tell an interesting story about the Stennis Space Center and NASA's first decades of space exploration, it also offers a guide to the changing times ahead as we approach the new millennium. Perhaps just as importantly, "Way Station to Space captures the true spirit of NASA that abides with us today as we meet the challenges of tomorrow.
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Oceanography And Naval Special Warfare

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ISBN : 0309059305
Genre : Science
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Based on discussions among more than one hundred scientists, managers, and fighters during the fifth in a series of symposia, summarizes the SEAL teams' mission and methods, the importance of environmental data in planning and executing naval special oper
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