Posts Tagged ‘NASA’

“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 […] [...]

Alabama company earns $26M Stennis contract

HANCOCK COUNTY — NASA’s John C. Stennis Space Center has awarded a contract to A2 Research, JV, of Huntsville, Ala., to provide technical laboratory services at the center. The firm, fixed-priced contract is valued at $26 million. It includes a one-year base contract period, plus a one-year option and one three-year option period. Highly specialized […] [...]

Senators fighting Constellation suspension

by Published: March 29,2010

Tags: aerospace, Congress, NASA, space exploration

Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) have cosponsored a measure to prohibit NASA from suspending work on the Constellation Program without justification. The Constellation Program was established in 2004 to be the human space exploration program to replace the Space Shuttle. The legislation reaffirms language in the FY2010 Omnibus Appropriations Bill that […] [...]

Rocket engine passes early tests

by Published: March 16,2010

Tags: aerospace, NASA, space exploration, Stennis

HANCOCK COUNTY — Aerojet, a GenCorp company, and Orbital Sciences Corporation, along with Aerojet’s Russian partner, SNTK, announced that a series of NK-33 rocket engine tests conducted in Samara, Russia, were successfully completed in support of the development of Orbital’s Taurus II space launch vehicle. The purpose of the extended-time testing of the NK-33 engine, […] [...]

L-3 Vertex lands NASA contract

by Published: March 15,2010

Tags: aerospace, L-3 VERTEX, NASA, space exploration, Stennis

MADISON — NASA has selected L-3 Vertex Aerospace to receive a contract for aircraft and airfield related services at NASA’s Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif. The contract has a maximum value of $20 million. This is a cost-plus, fixed-fee, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity single award contract that begins April 1, 2010. The base contract […] [...]

Ex-NASA official pleads guilty to contract-steering

by Published: March 9,2010

Tags: education, federal contracts, NASA

GULFPORT — A former high-ranking NASA official has pleaded guilty in Mississippi to designing contracts in a way that netted him more than $270,000 in illegal profits. Liam P. Sarsfield, a former chief deputy engineer in Washington, D.C., controlled a $1.5-million fund and designed contracts that wouldn’t have to be put out for bid. He […] [...]

Wicker ‘skeptical’ about NASA’s direction

by 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 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 […] [...]

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