Posts Tagged ‘space’

Cochran: Committee-approved funding should advance NASA’s missions

WASHINGTON — Funding outlined for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) by the Senate Appropriations Committee for the upcoming fiscal year should enable the space agency to advance its post-Space Shuttle missions, U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) says. Cochran is vice chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee that has approved the FY2013 Commerce, Justice […] [...]

NASA administrator: Stennis to play ‘key role’ in future space programs

HANCOCK COUNTY — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) has expressed his readiness to work with his Senate colleagues and NASA officials to advance the new Space Launch System and the heavy-lift rocket engine tests the program will require. At a hearing this week to review the FY2013 budget request for NASA, Cochran encouraged NASA administrator Charles […] [...]

Former space shuttle engines moving to Stennis

HANCOCK COUNTY — The relocation of the RS-25D space shuttle main engine inventory from Kennedy Space Center’s Engine Shop in Cape Canaveral, Fla., is underway. The RS-25D flight engines, repurposed for NASA’s Space Launch System, are being moved to NASA’s Stennis Space Center in south Mississippi. The Space Launch System (SLS) is a new heavy-lift […] [...]

Rolls-Royce expanding at Stennis Space Center

HANCOCK COUNTY — Rolls-Royce North America is adding a second jet engine test stand at the NASA John C. Stennis Space Center, according to a release from the governor’s office. The project represents a company investment of at least $50 million and will create 35 new jobs. Currently, Rolls-Royce employs 45 workers at its existing […] [...]

NASA conducts successful rocket test at Stennis

by Published: November 10,2011

Tags: aerospace, defense, rocket engine, rockets, space, space exploration

HANCOCK COUNTY — NASA conducted a successful 500-second test firing of the J-2X rocket engine Wednesday, marking another important step in development of an upper stage for the heavy-lift Space Launch System (SLS). SLS is designed to carry the Orion spacecraft, its crew, cargo, equipment and science experiments to destinations in deep space. Data from […] [...]

Former rocket engine fuel tank used to rebuild reefs

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources’ (MDMR’s) Artificial Reef Bureau and NASA’s Stennis Space Center recently teamed up to continue efforts to enhance deep-water fishing in the northern Gulf of Mexico. GULF OF MEXICO — Since Hurricane Katrina — when nearly 100 percent of Mississippi’s artificial reefs were destroyed — the MDMR has conducted 113 […] [...]

Aerojet conducts test firing of rocket engine

by Published: September 29,2011

Tags: aerospace, defense, rockets, space, space exploration, technology

HANCOCK COUNTY — Aerojet, a GenCorp company, along with NASA and Orbital Sciences Corporation, has conducted a successful ground test firing of an AJ26-62 flight engine that will power Orbital’s Taurus II medium-class space launch vehicle. The test was conducted at NASA’s Stennis Space Center. Aerojet’s AJ26 engine is an oxidizer-rich, staged-combustion LO2/kerosene engine that […] [...]

NASA buys ex-ammunition plant at Stennis

HANCOCK COUNTY — A ceremony this Wednesday marks the transfer of a 1.6-million-square-foot-facility to NASA at the Stennis Space Center. By acquiring the former Mississippi Army Ammunition Plant, NASA says it will increase its total facility space at Stennis by about 33 percent. NASA says in a news release that a dozen public and private […] [...]

Stennis prepares to test rocket engine component

by Published: March 7,2011

Tags: aerodefense, aerospace, space

HANCOCK COUNTY — The E-2 Test Stand team at NASA’s John C. Stennis Space Center is moving ahead in preparations for testing a vital component for a next-generation rocket engine test stand under construction onsite. Testing on the three-module chemical steam generator (CSG) is designed to verify and validate the unit’s fabrication, confirming it will […] [...]

Orbital engine successfully tested at Stennis

by Published: February 9,2011

Tags: aerospace, defense, space

HANCOCK COUNTY — NASA has test fired an engine that will be used for low orbital commercial cargo deliveries. The test was performed yesterday at the Stennis Space Center in Hancock County. NASA has partnered with Orbital Sciences Corporation for eight cargo missions to the International Space Station. The first planned launch is scheduled for […] [...]

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