Posts Tagged ‘test’

State sends drone site proposal to FAA

by Associated Press Published: May 7,2013

Tags: aviation, defense, drone, federal agency, federal government, military, proposal, technology, test

JACKSON — Mississippi is bidding for one of six sites nationwide to test unmanned aerial vehicles. A Mississippi Development Authority spokeswoman says the state submitted its proposal to the Federal Aviation Administration on Monday. State officials say the FAA should choose Mississippi because it has three manufacturers of unmanned aerial vehicles, as well as a […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Attorneys for lab owner to ask for dismissal of charges

WATER VALLEY — A hearing is scheduled today on a motion to dismiss the charges against a laboratory owner charged with faking wastewater samples she was hired to test for a company in Mississippi. Tennie White, who owns Mississippi Environmental Analytical Laboratories Inc., was indicted Nov. 7 in U.S. District Court in Jackson. The indictment […] [...]

Lab accused of falsifying testing results to Corp, Stennis

by Associated Press Published: April 11,2013

Tags: charge, concrete, engineer, engineering, explorationm, falify, law, law enforcement, legal, report, space, test, testing

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

by MBJ Staff Published: February 12,2013

Tags: engine, federal agency, research and development, rocket, science, space, space exploration, technology, test

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 […] [...]

Educator rejects plea deal, will stand trial in teacher exam scandal

by Associated Press Published: January 25,2013

Tags: bench, case, certification, cheat, cheater, cheating, court, deal, exam, judicial, judiciary, justice, law, legal, plea bargain, teach, teacher, teaching, test, trial

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — In a surprising legal move, a longtime Memphis educator is going to trial on charges that he led a three-state organization that helped teachers cheat on qualification tests. At a hearing this morning, Coleman Garrett, a lawyer for Clarence Mumford Sr., told a federal judge that his client is not changing his […] [...]

Testing on rocket engine’s ‘heart’ concludes at Stennis

by MBJ Staff Published: December 17,2012

Tags: aerospace, development, engine, powerpack, research, rocket, space, space exploration, space program, technology, test

HANCOCK COUNTY — NASA has taken another step toward human exploration of new destinations in the solar system. At the agency’s Stennis Space Center, engineers conducted the final test-firing of the J-2X powerpack assembly, an important component of America’s next heavy-lift rocket. The J-2X engine is the first human-rated liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen engine […] [...]

UMMC offering new concussion test to young athletes

by MBJ Staff Published: December 6,2012

Tags: concussion, head injury, health, health care, hospital, medical, medicine, sports, test

JACKSON — Parents with young athletes at risk for head injuries can now take advantage of a new type of concussion test offered at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. “Concussions are a hot topic,” said Dr. William Mustain, Ph.D., audiologist and the director of UMMC’s Vestibular Laboratory. “This test will not only help determine […] [...]

Authorities: Teacher test-cheating scandal ‘brazen’

by Associated Press Published: November 26,2012

Tags: cheat, cheater, cheating, education, educator, school, teacher, teaching, test

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — It was a brazen and surprisingly long-lived scheme, authorities said, to help aspiring public school teachers cheat on the tests they must pass to prove they are qualified to lead their classrooms. For 15 years, teachers in three Southern states paid Clarence Mumford Sr. — himself a longtime educator — to send […] [...]

Environmental lab owner charged with falsifying records

by Associated Press Published: November 12,2012

Tags: accusation, charge, falsifying, fraud, infrastructure, lab, laboratory, sewage, sewer, test, testing, wastewater

JACKSON — The owner of an environmental laboratory in Mississippi has been charged with falsifying records on industrial wastewater samples that she was hired to test. Tennie White, owner and sole operator of Mississippi Environmental Analytical Laboratories Inc., was indicted in U.S. District Court in Jackson. She’s charged with two counts of making false statements […] [...]

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