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Stennis to host first evening public test fire: The first evening public
test firing of a Space
Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) is scheduled at Stennis Space Center on Saturday,
April 21 at 8 p.m.
The public test coincides with the 20th Anniversary of NASA’s first Space
Shuttle Mission. Stennis
Space Center played an integral role in the testing of the first Space
Shuttle Main Propulsion Test
Article (MPTA). Today, the center has the responsibility for testing all
SSMEs. The flight
certification test is expected to run 520 seconds – the time it takes for
the shuttle to reach orbit.
Media representatives planning to attend the event are requested to contact
B. R. Hawkins at (228)
688-3585 by noon on Thursday, April 19.

Next Astro Camp Saturday scheduled for April 21: The next space mission for
Astro Camp
Saturday, “Rocketry 101,” will launch from StenniSphere April 21 from 9 a.m.
to 4 p.m. Children
ages 9-12 will spend the day building small-scale rockets using everyday
materials. Media
representatives planning to attend the event are requested to contact Judy
Isbell at (228) 688-3749 by
noon on Friday, April 20.

NASA Office of Education to host spring workshops: NASA’s Office of
Education at
Stennis will host spring workshops throughout the month of April. Upcoming
workshops include
“Something’s Fishy” on April 16, “SkyMath” on April 18, “A Day on the
International Space
Station” on April 24, “Book-A-Mania” on April 26, and “Near Earth Achievable
Remote Sensing
(N.E.A.R.S.) Project – Remote Sensing Activities” on May 8. Each workshop
begins at 8:30 a.m.
and is conducted at the TREND 2000 facility, the Red Schoolhouse or the
Distance Learning Lab.
Media planning to attend any of the workshops should contact April Suddith
at (228) 688-2313.