Engineers test the first engine for Nasa's return to flight mission

Space Shuttle

The test today was the first on a complete Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) that will be used on the Return to Flight mission. The engine will be shipped to NASA's Kennedy Space Center for installation on the Space Shuttle Discovery.Allard Beutel
Headquarters, Washington
July 19, 2004
(Phone: 202/358-4769)

Paul Foerman
Stennis Space Center, Miss.
(Phone: 228/688-3341)

RELEASE: 04-231

ENGINEERS TEST THE FIRST ENGINE FOR NASA'S RETURN TO FLIGHT MISSION

Engineers at NASA's Stennis Space Center (SSC) in
Mississippi have successfully tested one of the engines that will carry the next Space Shuttle into orbit.

The test today was the first on a complete Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) that will be used on the Return to Flight mission. The engine will be shipped to NASA's Kennedy Space Center for installation on the Space Shuttle Discovery. The Retu