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Mission S-IC: NASA Saturn V moon rocket stage moving to Mississippi

The last Saturn V stage to be built departs the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans on June 16. (NASA/MSFC)

More than four decades after its mission to the moon was canceled, NASA’s last-assembled Saturn V rocket stage has been launched on a journey to become a roadside attraction. “We are putting it on display along Interstate 10, one of the most heavily traveled interstates in the country. People will be able to see it as they enter Mississippi from ...

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Engine test marks major milestone on NASA’s journey to Mars

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NASA successfully tested the first deep space RS-25 rocket engine for 500 seconds March 10, clearing a major milestone toward the next great era of space exploration. The next time engine rocket engine No. 2059 fires for that length of time, it will be carrying humans on their first deep-space mission in more than 45 years. “What a great moment ...

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Proposed Waveland annexation would include Silver Slipper

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WAVELAND — The city of Waveland will file a petition in Hancock County Chancery Court seeking to annex parts of Clermont Harbor and Lakeshore, including the properties where the Silver Slipper Casino and Bayou Caddy Fishery are located. The petition will be filed Wednesday. Earlier this month, the Waveland Board of Aldermen voted to amend a city ordinance, which defines the ...

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Stennis Space Center to cut 129 as result of consolidation

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BAY ST. LOUIS — NASA’s John C. Stennis Space Center in Hancock County will lose 129 contractor jobs as a result of a recent consolidation of operational contracts. The Sun Herald reports the consolidation will merge the Stennis Space Center in Hancock County and Michoud in New Orleans. Stennis director Richard Gilbrech said Thursday that the agency needed to make ...

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Mississippi coast casinos roll out best year since 2008

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D’IBERVILLE — The Dec. 9 opening of Scarlet Pearl Casino in D’Iberville helped push the Mississippi coast casinos to $1.14 billion in gross casino revenue for the year, squeaking revenue past the 2009 total of $1.11 billion. It was a 6 percent annual improvement over the $1.08 billion won in 2014. That’s according to a report Wednesday from the state ...

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Extreme weather poses increasing threat to US power grid

This Nov. 12, 2015 photo shows water in a low-lying ditch outside the Waveland power substation for Coast Electric in Waveland, Miss. When Hurricane Katrina's punishing storm surge plowed ashore, it swamped seven of Coast Electric Power Association's substations. The vital facilities have long since been repaired, but a decade after the storm they remain at the same elevation, and just as vulnerable to catastrophic hurricanes. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

  WAVELAND — When Hurricane Katrina’s punishing storm surge plowed ashore, it swamped seven of Coast Electric Power Association’s substations, vital to powering thousands of Mississippi homes and businesses. The facilities have long since been repaired, but a decade after the storm they remain at the same elevation, and just as vulnerable to catastrophic hurricanes. Such storms are a growing ...

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Stennis International Airport operations increase 32 percent

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Stennis International Airport flight operations increased by 32 percent over the past year thanks to more military flights, a new terminal and a focus on customer service at the Hancock County airport. Stennis recorded a total of 29,010 takeoffs and landings in fiscal year 2015, up from 22,008 the previous year. The numbers were compiled by Quadrex Aviation, an international ...

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Legal whiskey to flow in Kiln community

Dr. James Crittenden and his son, Matt, plan to build a distillery, the area's first in modern times.

By LISA MONTI Matt Crittenden’s goal is to start making craft whiskey next year on the family farm in the Kiln community. When the liquor starts to flow, it will be the first legal whiskey produced in an area once known as a moonshine capital. Crittenden, who has a law degree, has had a lifelong fascination with local bootlegging and the ...

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