Posts Tagged ‘NASA’

Wicker ‘skeptical’ about NASA’s direction

by Wally Northway Published: March 8,2010

Tags: Congress, NASA, Obama, space exploration, Wicker

WASHINGTON — President Obama intention to cancel the Constellation Program, which is NASA’s plan to continue human space flight after the Space Shuttle is retired next year, has drawn a sharp criticism from Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.). Wicker said the “move could place at risk Mississippi’s continued leadership in our nation’s space program. “Since 1961, […] [...]

Scheuermann named new Stennis director

by Associated Press Published: March 1,2010

Tags: aerospace, NASA, Stennis Space Center

HANCOCK COUNTY — Patrick Scheuermann, the deputy director at the Stennis Space Center in Hancock County, has been named the center’s director. NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden made the announcement Monday in Washington. Arthur E. “Gene” Goldman, who has been the director of Stennis since November 2008, was named deputy director of Marshall Space Flight […] [...]

Stennis to test Orbital engine

by Wally Northway Published: February 25,2010

Tags: aerospace, NASA

HANCOCK COUNTY — NASA’s John C. Stennis Space Center unveiled a initiative, charting the future for the rocket engine testing facility after the Obama Administration ended NASA’s planned moon mission. Stennis director Gene Goldman announced plans for the center to test Aerojet AJ26 rocket engines for Orbital Sciences Corp. as part of a NASA partnership […] [...]

AGT wins NASA’s highest award

by Wally Northway Published: February 15,2010

Tags: aerospace, contractor, Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, NASA, small business, Stennis Space Center

CHOCTAW — Applied Geo Technologies (AGT) has received the George M. Low Award, NASA’s highest quality and performance honor, in the small business service category. “NASA’s mission is AGT’s mission, and we will continue to strive to better what we do and how we serve our customer and our country in achieving the missions ahead,” […] [...]

Rocket engine passes hot-fire test

by Wally Northway Published: February 11,2010

Tags: aerospace, NASA, Stennis Space Station

HANCOCK COUNTY — Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne has completed the initial step in certifying the RS-68A rocket engine by successfully hot-fire testing the first certification engine. The RS-68A is an upgrade of the RS-68, a liquid-hydrogen/liquid-oxygen booster engine that will provide increased thrust and improved fuel efficiency for the Delta IV family of launch vehicles. […] [...]

Ex-NASA officer returning to court

by Associated Press Published: February 10,2010

Tags: aerospace, education, government contracts, Mississippi State University, NASA

GULFPORT — A May trial date has been set for a former high-ranking NASA official facing nine federal charges accusing him of steering a $600,000 contract to Mississippi State University. Courtney A. Stadd, who consulting firm clients included the college, has pleaded not guilty. He is already been convicted of breaking ethics laws by steering […] [...]

AGT lands Excellence Award from Stennis

by Wally Northway Published: February 8,2010

Tags: aerospace, Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, NASA, Native Americans, Stennis Space Center

HANCOCK COUNTY — Applied Geo Technologies (AGT) is the recipient of a John C. Stennis Space Center Contractor Excellence Award. AGT, who first began work at Stennis Space Center in 2004, was selected for excellence in its work related to the Center’s laboratory services, including becoming the first resident agency at Stennis Space Center to […] [...]

NVision rolls out new product

by Wally Northway Published: February 5,2010

Tags: aerospace, NASA, technology

HANCOCK COUNTY — NVision Solutions Inc. has released NVTouch, a multi-touch, multi-user surface computer. The NVTouch provides a more engaging way to interact with digital information using touch. NVision launched U.S. sales of the system with installations at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C., and the NASA Stennis Space Center Emergency Operations Center in Mississippi. These […] [...]

Stennis takes eyes off moon

by Associated Press Published: February 3,2010

Tags: moon, NASA, space exploration, Stennis Space Center

HANCOCK COUNTY — The Stennis Space Center in Hancock County will turn to commercial rocket engine testing opportunities after the scrapping of NASA’s back-to-the-moon program. Stennis director Gene Goldman tells The Sun Herald that work will continue on the center’s A-3 test stand, where testing was to be done on Ares 1 rocket, the planned […] [...]

President wants no return to moon

by Associated Press Published: January 29,2010

Tags: moon, NASA, President Barack Obama, space exploration, White House

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is essentially grounding plans to return astronauts to the moon and instead is sending NASA in new directions with roughly $6 billion more. A White House official confirmed Thursday that when next week’s budget is proposed, NASA will get an additional $5.9 billion over five years, as first reported in […] [...]

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