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Marshall Space Flight Center

Marshall Space Flight Center is the designated NASA center for propulsion and transportation systems. Historically, Marshall developed the Saturn family of boosters, the propulsion technologies of the Space Shuttle, and (until Barack Obama cancelled Project Constellation) the Ares I and Ares V boosters. Additionally, Marshall develops hardware and instruments for various scientific projects and supports the ISS.

For a time, Marshall oversaw a complete propulsion-based empire: In addition to MSFC proper, Marshall had responsibility for facilities for producing (Michoud Assembly Facility), testing (Mississippi Test Facility and the computing facility in Slidell, Louisiana), and launching (the Launch Operations Directorate) Saturn rockets.

Over time, the Mississippi Test Facility became the Stennis Space Center and the Launch Operations Directorate became a full-fledged NASA center (first the Launch Operations Center and then the Kennedy Space Center). Today, the only other facility overseen by Marshall is the Michoud Assembly Facility.

Marshall has had several of its facilities designated as National Historic Landmarks.

After 9/11, the bus tours of Marshall which had been offered by the U.S. Space and Rocket Center were stopped (although they've recently resumed), but I've been lucky enough to visit Marshall several times: as a part of a VIP tour and as the guest of active-duty military personnel and MSFC engineers.

I've annotated an aerial overview of some of the Marshall test stands.

 
Building 4200
Building 4200
F-1 Engine (Building 4200)
F-1 Engine (Building 4200)
J-2 Engine (Building 4200)
J-2 Engine (Building 4200)
Space Shuttle Main Engine
Space Shuttle Main Engine
Wernher von Braun Office Complex
Wernher von Braun Office Complex
Building 4205
Building 4205
F-1 Engine F-4023
F-1 Engine F-4023
Linear Aerospike Engine
Linear Aerospike Engine
NERVA Engine
NERVA Engine
Shuttle Solid Rocket Booster (SRB)
Shuttle Solid Rocket Booster (SRB)
J-2 Rocket Engine LOX Turbopump
J-2 Rocket Engine LOX Turbopump
J-2 Rocket Engine Fuel Turbopump
J-2 Rocket Engine Fuel Turbopump
F-1 Engine F-6049
F-1 Engine F-6049
F-1 Nozzle Extension F-6045
F-1 Nozzle Extension F-6045
Ares I Upper Stage Mockup
Ares I Upper Stage Mockup
F-1 Engine (Building 4205)
F-1 Engine (Building 4205)
F-1 Engine Nozzle Extension
F-1 Engine Nozzle Extension
F-1 Engine Nozzle Extension Handling Fixture
F-1 Engine Nozzle Extension Handling Fixture
F-1 Engine Rotating Fixture
F-1 Engine Rotating Fixture
J-2 Engine (Building 4205)
J-2 Engine (Building 4205)
J-2 Engine J-2111
J-2 Engine J-2111
SRB Parts
SRB Parts
SRB Handling Fixtures
SRB Handling Fixtures
Rocket Garden
Rocket Garden
SA-D (Dynamic Test Vehicle)
SA-D (Dynamic Test Vehicle)
Saturn I Block I Holddown Arm
Saturn I Block I Holddown Arm
Hermes A-1
Hermes A-1
V-2
V-2
Jupiter
Jupiter
Jupiter Launcher
Jupiter Launcher
Redstone Missile
Redstone Missile
Jupiter-C
Jupiter-C
Site of Former RL-10 Test Stand
Site of Former RL-10 Test Stand
ISS Payload Operations Center
ISS Payload Operations Center
East Test Area
East Test Area
Dynamic Test Stand
Dynamic Test Stand
Cold Calibration Test Stand
Cold Calibration Test Stand
F-1 Engine Turbopump from Cold Calibration
F-1 Engine Turbopump from Cold Calibration
H-1 Engine Turbopump from Cold Calibration (Post Demolition)
H-1 Engine Turbopump from Cold Calibration (Post Demolition)
H-1 Engine Turbopump from Cold Calibration (Post Dismantling)
H-1 Engine Turbopump from Cold Calibration (Post Dismantling)
Static Test Tower
Static Test Tower
SA-T (Static Test) Stage
SA-T (Static Test) Stage
F-1 Engine F-6090 by Static Test Tower
F-1 Engine F-6090 by Static Test Tower
H-1 Engine by Static Test Tower
H-1 Engine by Static Test Tower
Shuttle Model
Shuttle Model
Test Stand 116
Test Stand 116
Former J-2 Test Stand Flame Bucket
Former J-2 Test Stand Flame Bucket
Redstone Test Stand
Redstone Test Stand
S-IC Test Stand
S-IC Test Stand
S-IC Test Stand Observation Bunker
S-IC Test Stand Observation Bunker
Blower Facility
Blower Facility
SLS LOX Test
SLS LOX Test
Lunar Lander
Lunar Lander
F-1 Engine Test Stand
F-1 Engine Test Stand
F-1 Engine Test Stand (Demolition as of July 2012)
F-1 Engine Test Stand (Demolition as of July 2012)
F-1 Engine Test Stand (Post-Demolition)
F-1 Engine Test Stand (Post-Demolition)
F-1 Test Stand Observation Bunker
F-1 Test Stand Observation Bunker
Construction of SLS Structural Test Stand (Building 4697)
Construction of SLS Structural Test Stand (Building 4697)
West Test Area Control Facility (Blockhouse)
West Test Area Control Facility (Blockhouse)
Pumphouse
Pumphouse
SSME Combustion Chamber
SSME Combustion Chamber
Redstone by PEO Aviation
Redstone by PEO Aviation
AMC Static Displays
AMC Static Displays
PEO Missiles And Space Static Displays
PEO Missiles And Space Static Displays
Friction Stir Welding
Friction Stir Welding
ISS Water Recovery System
ISS Water Recovery System
ISS Modules
ISS Modules