NASA Stennis Space Center

B Stand Refurbishment

NASA's John C. Stennis Space Center has a rich history in space exploration. Established as Mississippi Test Operations in the early 1960s, the site was designed to test the engines for America's first journeys to the moon aboard the Apollo Program spacecraft. The facility was renamed in 1988 for Mississippi Senator John C. Stennis, who championed its construction in his home state. Now the nation’s largest rocket engine testing facility, Stennis Space Center has tested all of the main engines for the space shuttle missions and is preparing to test the next generation of rocket engines that will carry astronauts beyond low-Earth orbit again. This project is a phase of the overall refurbishment of the B2 Rocket Engine Test Stand that tested the core stage of the Artemis-Mars SLS rocket for NASA at Stennis Space Center. The project is located within the Rocket Engine Test Complex for NASA

The work consisted of demolition and replacement of the B2-Test Stand Tarmac. Reinforcement of concrete pavement, demolition and replacement of potable water pipeline, demolition and replacement of a sanitary sewage lift station and pipeline, subgrade improvement using jet grouting, subgrade improvement using aggregate piers, installation of a new utility trench, and installation of new reinforced concrete pavement. Additional scope was added to the original effort to include demolition and reconstruction of two existing utility trenches

Learn more about the SSC B Test Complex here