Posts Tagged ‘NASA’

Apple says company co-founder Steve Jobs has died

NAME: Steven Paul Jobs BORN: Feb. 24, 1955, in San Francisco DIED: Wednesday at 56. Apple announced his death without giving a specific cause. EDUCATION: Graduated from high school in 1972 and enrolled in Reed College in Portland, Oregon, but dropped out after six months. FAMILY: Wife, Laurene Powell; their three children, Reed Paul, Erin Sienna […] [...]

Read the September 19th issue of the MBJ online

In this week’s MBJ, Amy McCullough analyzes the recent saga at Parkway Properties and looks into the potential of its headquarters leaving Jackson. All of this is happening about 100 days after its combination with Eola Capital LLC as Parkway Properties Inc. announced CEO Steve Rogers’ retirement and succession by Eola chairman and Parkway board […] [...]

Last space shuttle comes home, ends 30-year era

by Published: July 21,2011

Tags: Atlantis, NASA, Space Shuttle

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Space shuttle Atlantis is back on Earth, and the shuttle era is over. Atlantis and its four astronauts glided through the twilight Thursday and landed in Florida shortly before sunrise. Hundreds gathered near the runway to welcome Atlantis home — and to bid NASA’s 30-year space shuttle program goodbye. Atlantis’ successful […] [...]

‘Where the smoke and fire happens’

That earth-shaking, rumbling sound that’s come from the John C. Stennis Space Center the last 45 years is not going away, even though the space shuttle program is all but over and the Constellation deep space exploration project died in infancy. “No matter what the architecture is going to be after the shuttle,” the rockets […] [...]

Words to remember the shuttle program by: We were lucky

by Published: March 6,2011

Tags: MBJ Columns, NASA, Ted Carter

The highlights of a new NASA internal safety study are sobering, but hardly breaking news to the Cape workers who begin occupying the bar stools at Neeka’s in Titusville by six every morning. They go there for a beer and a shot as they come off the midnight shift at Kennedy Space Center 15 miles […] [...]

The hope of SPACE

by Published: August 15,2010

Tags: NASA, Patrick Scheuermann, Stennis Space Center

Stennis director remembers Hurricane Katrina, promises to carry on the space center’s legacy The most difficult day in Patrick Scheuermann’s career as a NASA executive had nothing to do with outer space. “I had just been assigned to be the chief operating officer for the Michoud Assembly Facility (in New Orleans),” Scheuermann said. “Friday — […] [...]

Employees honored space flight awareness

Employees of John C. Stennis Space Center and the Defense Contract Management Agency employees recently were honored by NASA’s Space Flight Awareness program for contributions to flight safety. The awards were presented during activities related to the launch of space shuttle discovery on the STS-132 mission on May 14. Stennis Director Patrick Scheuermann stands with […] [...]

“Houston, we’ve had a problem”

by Published: April 18,2010

Tags: Apollo 13, Fred Haise, NASA

Apollo 13 astronaut Fred Haise recalls the mission’s perilous voyage… and heroic return. Failure. As Odyssey, command module for NASA’s Apollo 13 lunar mission, hurtled back to Earth at an altitude of more than 34,000 miles, lunar module pilot Fred Wallace Haise Jr. was worried not about whether or not the spacecraft’s epoxy-resin heat shield […] [...]

Gulf Coast Gears Up for New Tourist Attraction

In the world of science and education, Apollo  13 astronaut and Biloxi native Fred Haise is half rock star, half cheerleader. When he’s not signing autographs for teachers and school children, he is actively involved on the board of the Infinity Science Center, a $42 million, 72,000 square foot digital showcase coming soon to the […] [...]

Hancock Bank donates to INFINITY

by Published: April 8,2010

Tags: banking and finance, education, NASA

GULFPORT — Hancock Bank will give $500,000 toward completion of INFINITY at NASA Stennis Space Center in Hancock County. Bank officials presented the first $50,000 installment of the 10-year commitment April 6. “Hancock Bank is honored to facilitate a project that further secures our Gulf Coast as an international center of opportunity. This chance to […] [...]

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