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Stennis Center linked to NASA selections for small business tech proposals

March 10, 2014

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Two proposals being administered by the Stennis Space Center in South Mississippi are among the 108 research and technology proposals from U.S. small businesses that NASA has selected to enable NASA’s future missions while benefiting America’s technology-driven economy on Earth. The selected proposals now will enter into negotiations for contract awards as part of Phase […]

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SpaceX to bring more innovation to Stennis

October 31, 2013

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SpaceX is bringing a new engine rocket testing program to Stennis Space Center along with an incredible background thanks to its forward-thinking chief, Elon Musk. Musk, the billionaire founder of PayPal, is CEO/CTO of SpaceX and CEO of Tesla Motors. Bloomberg Businessweek called Musk “the 21st century industrialist.” Most recently he made headlines with his […]

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VIDEO — Jason Pontin: Are mobile apps all we have to show for our technology needs?

October 4, 2013

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In 1969, Buzz Aldrin’s historical step onto the moon leapt mankind into an era of technological possibility. The awesome power of technology was to be used to solve all of our big problems. Fast forward to present day, and what’s happened? Are mobile apps all we have to show for ourselves? In this Ted Talk, […]

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Voyager 1 leaves solar system, NASA confirms

September 12, 2013

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Voyager 1 has crossed a new frontier, becoming the first spacecraft ever to leave the solar system, NASA said Thursday. Thirty-six years after it was launched from Earth on a tour of the outer planets, the plutonium-powered probe is more than 11 1/2 billion miles from the sun, cruising through what scientists call interstellar space […]

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Mississippi Polymer Institute helps NASA measure effectiveness of engine cleaning solutions

July 29, 2013

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HATTIESBURG, Mississippi — Last year the Mississippi Polymer Institute partnered with NASA to develop a new tool for evaluating cleaning solutions/solvents that are more environmentally friendly than the ones currently used on NASA’s rocket engine parts. After countless hours of design and evaluation, MPI provided NASA with the prescribed model. Steven Whitacre, MPI’s technical specialist, […]

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J-2X engine tests at Stennis Space Center highlighted in NASA video

May 22, 2013

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Engineers are installing the J-2X engine E10002 in the A-1 test stand at NASA’s Stennis Space Center on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The installation is in preparation for a new series of tests, where the engine will be gimbaled, or pivoted, during test firings. Gimbal tests are an important part of the design process. When […]

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Children will have a blast at NASA Day at the Mississippi Children’s Museum

March 5, 2013

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NASA says it is “go for launch” on a visit to the Mississippi Children’s Museum this Saturday. Members of the John C. Stennis Space Center on the Gulf Coast will be on hand to show visitors how to live and work in space through a variety of special activities; the event will both promote the […]

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Stennis fires up J2X Powerpack

November 28, 2012

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Stennis Space Center in Bay St. Louis sent out a picture this morning from yesterday’s hot fire test of the J-2X power pack assembly. Engineers had moved the assembly in September to install instrumentation to its fuel turbopump. According to an agency release, the four-minute test helped measure the turbine structural strain when the turbopump […]

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(VIDEO) Astronaut Fred Haise talks about Apollo 13, the Space Shuttle and the Infinity Space Center

November 14, 2012

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Biloxi native and Apollo 13 astronaut Fred Haise spoke to a group of technology and financial leaders in Jackson today at the annual Innovate Mississippi Conference on High Technology. While famous for his role in the survival and rescue of the 1970 Apollo 13 mission, Haise tells MBJ-TV he has more affinity for the Space […]

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Bill Yates to be honored at Innovators Hall of Fame Awards Gala Nov. 13; Fred Haise to headline Conference on Technology Innovation Nov. 14

November 6, 2012

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The Mississippi Technology Alliance (MTA) will host the Mississippi Innovators Hall of Fame Awards Gala, Nov. 13. The 13th Annual Conference on Technology Innovation, hosted by MTA, will be held Nov. 14. Both events will be held at the Jackson Convention Complex. The Mississippi Innovators Hall of Fame was established in 2008 as a tribute […]

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