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UPDATE: Innovate Mississippi launches

The Mississippi Technology Alliance has changed its name to Innovate Mississippi. CEO Tony Jeff made the announcement Wednesday at the non-profit association’s annual conference on technology innovation at the Jackson Convention Complex. Numerous investors and members of the technology business community attended including FNC Inc. founder Bill Rayburn and C Spire Wireless CEO Hu Meena. The lunch was keynoted by Biloxi native ...

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

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 Shuttle and his many missions ...

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Infinity lifts off at Stennis Space Center on the Gulf Coast

BAY ST. LOUIS: The towering sculpture of a soaring eagle greets motorists as they turn into the massive gravel parking lot just off Interstate 10 in Hancock County. Crafted from hurricane-battered timber and scrap metal from a nearby rocket test stand, the lone eagle is the first to welcome visitors to the new Infinity Science Center outside Bay St. Louis. ...

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"Houston, we've had a problem"

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 could withstand the scorching temperatures ...

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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 Mississippi Gulf Coast. Infinity will ...

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