Preparing for NASA's Next Era of Exploration

Stennis Space Center is overseeing the end of construction and the start of activation of the A3 test stand, designed to test rocket engines in a vacuum.  The stand will simulate the air pressure at the 100,000 foot level and will prepare spacecraft for a new era of exploration.  Pictured are: Ryan Roberts, Test Director for the A3 Test Stand, Dr. Rick Gilbrech, Stennis Center Director and Thom Rich, Design and Construction Lead.