NASA spent $394M to build giant unused tower

December 17, 2014 3:40 PM

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NASA spent $394M to build giant unused tower

This April 17, 2009 image, released by NASA, shows the massive A-3 engine test stand steel structure jutting into the sky at the Stennis Space Center in Hancock County, Miss. (AP Photo/NASA, Danny Nowlin)

Four years ago, NASA knew it wouldn't likely use a giant tower originally intended to test rockets—because the testing program was canceled. Yet the agency kept building the A-3 test stand and finally finished the $349 million project in June.

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