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2017 Space Launch System (SLS) Engine Test and Fabrication Tour

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Name: 2017 Space Launch System (SLS) Engine Test and Fabrication Tour
Date: May 16, 2017 - May 17, 2017
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
Space Launch System (SLS) Engine Test and Fabrication Tour (SLS – test & fab tour)
The countdown clock is ticking toward the first launch of the Space Launch System (SLS) for late 2018/early 2019 and NASA is busy building and testing key components of the rocket today.  The Chamber will host a trip to the Stennis Space Center to witness a test of the engines that will carry the SLS into space and a tour of the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans to see the SLS in production.  The Space Launch System is the next step in our nation’s human exploration of deep space, carrying humans further into space than we have ever gone.  SLS will be larger than the Saturn V rockets that carried US astronauts to the Moon.  The first launch is set for late 2018/early 2019, but development and testing is well underway.  Continued support for the program is critical to NASA’s success.  In order to help build awareness of the program’s achievements, the Chamber is arranging a tour of the Stennis Space Center on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, including a test of the RS 25 engine that will provide propulsion for the core stage of the rocket, and a tour of the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, where the Core Stage of the SLS rocket is being manufactured.    

TENTATIVE AGENDA
 
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
7:45 AM               Depart the Chamber in two luxury coach buses
11:30 – 12:30     Lunch at Weidmann’s in Meridian Mississippi
3:00 – 3:15          Arrive at the Stennis Space Center
3:15 – 4:30          RS 25 Test*/Stennis tour
4:30 – 5:45          Travel to New Orleans
6:00                      check into hotel
7:00 – 8:00          Reception with key NASA officials and community leaders
8:00 –                   Free Time in French Quarter
 
Thursday, May 17, 2017
8 – 9 AM              Breakfast with MSFC Director Todd May
9 – 9:30                check out of hotel, load buses
9:30 – 10:00        Drive to Michoud
10 - 12:30            Tour Michoud Assembly Facility
12:30 – 1:30        Lunch w/SLS program manager Vucinovich’s Restaurant 4510 Michoud Blvd
1:30 – 7 PM         return to Huntsville
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The registration fee includes bus transportation from Huntsville, lunch on the way down to the Stennis Space Center, one night’s stay at the French Quarter Ritz-Carlton Hotel, a reception, breakfast, and lunch before returning to Huntsville.

This trip is limited to U.S. citizens.  



 
Event Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

  • Ignite, Inc
  • LSINC Corporation
  • Quadrus Corporation
  • Watring Technologies, Inc.
Location:
Stennis Space Center, Mississippi
The Ritz-Carlton & Michoud Assembly Facility, New Orleans
Date/Time Information:
Tuesday-Wednesday, May 16-17
Contact Information:
Tina Leopold
256-535-2031
Fees/Admission:
Individual registration: $675
Includes:
  • bus transportation from Huntsville
  • lunch on the way to Stennis
  • one night’s stay at the New Orleans Ritz-Carlton Hotel
  • a reception, breakfast and lunch before returning
Spouse registration: $400
Includes:
  • bus transportation from Huntsville
  • lunch on the way to Stennis
  • will stay in spouse’s room for one night’s stay at the New Orleans Ritz-Carlton Hotel
  • a reception, breakfast and lunch before returning
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