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Stennis Space Center Collection

Identifier: MC-25


  • 2005 - 2006

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research in the Archives & Special Collections reading room. Handling guidelines and use restrictions will be communicated and enforced by archives staff members.

Conditions Governing Use

This material may be protected under U. S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S. Code) which governs the making of photocopies or reproductions of copyrighted materials. You may use the digitized material for private study, scholarship, or research. Though the University of Alabama in Huntsville Archives and Special Collections has physical ownership of the material in its collections, in some cases we may not own the copyright to the material. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in our collections.


0.25 Linear Feet (1 box.)

Biographical / Historical

Founded in 1961, the John C. Stennis Space Center (also known as the SSC) is a NASA rocket testing facility located in Hancock County, Mississippi. While not a proper military installation, the SSC has many tenant operations, the largest being run by the U.S. Navy.

Over the years, the SSC has proven invaluable to the United States' ventures into space, including the Apollo program; the various facilities of the SSC have been used to test the first and second stages of Saturn V rockets and flight certify Space Shuttle Main Engines.

More details about the John C. Stennis Space Center may be found here.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Anne Coleman, 2006.

Processing Information

Collections are processed to a variety of levels, depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived research value, the availability of staff, and competing priorities. The library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections as they are acquired and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.
Megan Sullivan
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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama in Huntsville Archives & Special Collections Repository

M. Louis Salmon Library
301 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, AL 35899 Alabama 35899 United States of America