2017 Space Launch System (SLS) Engine Test and Fabrication Tour
Name:2017 Space Launch System (SLS) Engine Test and Fabrication Tour
Date:May 16, 2017 - May 17, 2017
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED!
Call Tina at 256-535-2013 for more information.
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, then 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. Development and testing are 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 this 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.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
7 AM Depart the Chamber in one luxury coach bus
10:45–11:30 Lunch at Weidmann’s in Meridian Mississippi
2–2:15Arrive at the Stennis Space Center
2:15–4:30 RS 25 Test*/Stennis tour
4:30–5:45 Travel to New Orleans
6 PMCheck into hotel
7–8 Reception with MSFC Director Todd May and community leaders
8 PM Free Time in French Quarter
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
8–9 AM Breakfast with NASA officials and key community leaders
9–9:30Check out of hotel, load buses
9:30–10Drive to Michoud
10–12:30 Tour Michoud Assembly Facility
12:30–1:30 Lunch Vucinovich’s Restaurant 4510 Michoud Blvd
1:30–7 PM Return to Huntsville
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.