Press Release

T-Plus One Million Seconds and Counting: Space Shuttle Main Engine Firing

By SpaceRef Editor
January 17, 2004
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The media are invited to NASA’s Stennis Space Center near
Bay St. Louis, Miss. on Wednesday, Jan. 21 for a milestone
event in the Space Shuttle Program, the one millionth second of
Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) testing and flight operations.

Engineers plan to test fire a Space Shuttle flight engine for
520 seconds at 4:30 p.m. EST, during which the one millionth
second of firing will occur. The test SSME is scheduled for use
on STS-121, the mission following the Space Shuttle’s Return to
Flight (STS-114).

Media planning to attend should contact Marty Oramous at:
228/688-7842 by 4 p.m. EST Tuesday, Jan. 20 to arrange access.

For more information about NASA’s Return to Flight efforts,
visit:

http://www.nasa.gov

SpaceRef staff editor.