Posts Tagged ‘space’

MSU receives funding for two proposals aimed at boosting NASA missions

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University is receiving funding for two proposals expected to help NASA achieve its long-term space mission as well as enhance commercial partnerships and technological innovation on Earth. The federal agency announced principal investigator Judy Schneider of the university’s Advanced Materials and Processing Research Group was awarded the grants through the NASA-Marshall […] [...]

Rocket test aborted at Stennis; no injuries

HANCOCK COUNTY — Officials with Aerojet Rocketdyne are investigating the mid-test shutdown of an AJ-26 engine at the Stennis Space Center in Hancock County. Company spokeswoman Jessica Pieczonka says in a statement that no one was hurt in the premature shutdown of the testing. The AJ26 engine powers the Antares rocket that has been used […] [...]

Stennis Space Center welcomes SpaceX to test site

by Published: May 2,2014

Tags: Business, Hancock County, Mississippi, NASA, space, technology

HANCOCK COUNTY — Stennis Space Center traces its beginnings back in the 1960s and the Apollo manned lunar missions. Now the Hancock County propulsion facility is on the verge of testing rocket engine technology to propel humans to other planets through a new partnership between NASA and SpaceX. SpaceX announced in 2013 that it would […] [...]

With help of Stennis Space Center, NASA launches robotic explorer to Mars

by Published: November 18,2013

Tags: Business, Mars, Mississippi, NASA, solar system, space

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida — NASA’s newest robotic explorer, Maven, rocketed toward Mars on Monday on a quest to unravel the ancient mystery of the red planet’s radical climate change. The Maven spacecraft is due at Mars next fall following a journey of more than 440 million miles. Scientists want to know why Mars went from […] [...]

Stennis-tested engines deliver goods in space

by Published: October 11,2013

Tags: Business, Gulf Coast, Mississippi, NASA, space

Stennis-tested engines deliver goods in space Orbital Sciences Corp. and NASA celebrated this week’s successful rendezvous of the unmanned Cygnus cargo spacecraft with the International Space Center. Orbital Sciences launched Cygnus with its Antares Rocket Sept. 18 from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The Antares engines were tested here at Stennis Space Center. Thanks […] [...]

Concrete testing company to plead guilty to defrauding NASA, Corps

DIAMONDHEAD — A company hired to perform concrete-strength tests at Stennis Space Center in 2011 is scheduled to accept a plea agreement to making false statements on jobs performed for NASA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Sun Herald reports court records show Gulf Cities Testing Laboratories, LLC, once based in Diamondhead, has […] [...]

Senator quizzes NASA administrator about test stand

HANCOCK COUNTY – U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) wants NASA Administrator Charles Bolden to continue providing Congress information that will help ensure the upgrade of the Stennis Space Center’s B-2 test stand remains on schedule. Cochran addressed the NASA budget at a Senate Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Subcommittee hearing where Bolden provided testimony on […] [...]

Lab accused of falsifying testing results to Corp, Stennis

DIAMONDHEAD — Authorities have accused a company of making false statements about concrete tests it was hired to do for NASA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. Gulf Cities Testing Laboratories LLC, based in Diamondhead was charged in a criminal information in U.S. District Court in Gulfport. […] [...]

Another series of tests on J-2X engine slated for Stennis

HANCOCK COUNTY — NASA’s has a new round of upcoming tests on the next-generation J-2X rocket engine, which will help power the agency’s Space Launch System (SLS) to new destinations in the solar system. Beginning this month, engineers will conduct a series of tests on the second J-2X development engine, designated number 10002, on the […] [...]

NASA awards Space Launch System grant to MSU

STARKVILLE — NASA has awarded grants to nine universities for advanced development activities for the nation’s next heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS). The agency is providing approximately $2.25 million that will be shared by all the proposals under this NASA Research Announcement to seek solutions to evolve the launch vehicle from its initial […] [...]

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