NASA Stennis Space Center Bus Tours
Bus tours of the NASA Stennis Space Center depart INFINITY Monday – Saturday at 11am, noon, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm.
Individual guests older than 18 years must present a valid photo ID; those younger than 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Foreign nationals must present a valid passport from their country of origin or a permanent residence card, if applicable. Backpacks and large bags are not permitted; all other bags are subject to search.
For groups, organizers must submit attendance lists at least four days in advance.
Bus tours are included in your ticket price to the INFINITY Science Center. Due to limited seating, however, they are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign-up opens 30 minutes prior to departure and closes 10 minutes before the hour. Tours last approximately forty minutes and offer a behind-the-scenes look at America’s largest rocket engine test facility, one of the most unique scientific complexes on Earth.
The guided twenty-mile ride passes through the restricted gates of the 14,000-acre research facility at the heart of the 125,000-acre Stennis buffer zone. Unless you work there, it’s practically the only way someone can see inside. An experienced guide will explain some of the history of the site and reveal astonishing facts about some of the ground-breaking scientific work happening at SSC on a daily basis.
Built in the 1960′s to test the history-making Saturn V rocket engines that carried men to the moon, the Stennis complex now hosts a vast array of federal, state and educational agencies – as well as private high tech companies and corporations like Rolls Royce. It’s also home to the largest concentration of oceanographers in the world, most of whom are working at the U.S. Navy's Meteorology and Oceanography Command based here.