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Aerojet Rocketdyne to expand at NASA’s Stennis Space Center


Officials with Aerojet Rocketdyne say assembly and testing of its AR1 advanced liquid rocket engine will take place at NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. As a result, the company is expanding its Center of Excellence for Large Liquid Rocket Engine Assembly and Test. The AR1 is being developed to support the country’s mandate to eliminate U.S. reliance on the ...

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Stennis Space Center marks 50th anniversary of first test

NASA conducts its first hot fire test at Stennis Space Center (then known as Mississippi Test Facility) on April 23, 1966, a 15-second firing of a Saturn V second stage prototype (S-II-C) on the A-2 Test Stand.

Special to the MBJ In April 1966, Lyndon Johnson was president of the United States, protests of the Vietnam War were growing, gas was priced at 32 cents per gallon, (You’re My) Soul and Inspiration was the No. 1 song on the Billboard charts, Bonanza was the No. 1 television show in the country and Ronald Reagan was successfully campaigning ...

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NASA honors Mississippian

A monitoring system developed by Scott Jensen of Carriere, an engineer at Stennis Space Center, has been recognized as one of the Top 100 NASA-developed technologies. Jensen recently received a certificate of achievement for development of a wireless, one-way, sensor-to-base station monitoring system for explosive and non-hazardous environments. Developed a number of years ago, the system has gone through several ...

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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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NASA spaceman back from record year flight; gives thumbs up

International Space Station (ISS) crew member Scott Kelly of the U.S. reacts after landing near the town of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, on Wednesday, March 2, 2016. The Soyuz TMA-18M spacecraft landed with Expedition 46 Commander Scott Kelly of NASA and Russian cosmonauts Mikhail Kornienko and Sergey Volkov of Roscosmos. Kelly and Kornienko are completing an International Space Station record year-long mission to collect valuable data on the effect of long duration weightlessness on the human body that will be used to formulate a human mission to Mars. Volkov is returning after six months on the station. (Krill Kudryavtsev/Pool photo via AP)

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Astronaut Scott Kelly returned to Earth on Wednesday after an unprecedented year in space for NASA, landing in barren Kazakhstan with a Russian cosmonaut who shared his whole space station journey. Their Soyuz capsule parachuted onto the central Asian steppes and ended a science-rich mission at the International Space Station that began last March and was ...

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4 Mississippians honored

NASA’s Space Flight Awareness program recently recognized four Mississippi employees for outstanding support of human spaceflight during a ceremony at Space Center Houston (Texas). » Billy Driebergen of Biloxi, a senior realty specialist with NASA’s Center Operations Directorate at Stennis Space Center, was recognized for his project leadership implementing the Facility Infrastructure Real Estate System at Stennis. This new system ...

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Barnett and Brumfield finish NASA programs

Pearl River Community College instructor Lourie Barnett of Picayune recently completed a faculty fellowship at NASA’s Stennis Space Center. Barnett is the daughter of Fred and Helen Barnett. As part of the fellowship, Barnett conducted a research project entitled, “3-D Printing.” Also, Tougaloo College graduate student Marcus Brumfield of Terry recently completed an internship at NASA’s Stennis Space Center near ...

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TODD SMITH — 4 brands driving mobile marketing results

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Did you know that nearly 70 percent of smartphone shoppers will switch to a competitor’s site if the checkout process takes too long? That’s one of a handful of stats Google has released in a new report about how brands like Walmart and Red Roof Inn are moving the sales needle with mobile marketing. Here are four of the most ...

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NASA looking for tenants at Stennis Space Center

Don Beckmeyer, manager of Strategic Business Development at Stennis, said, “We have other smaller buildings and acreage for a commercial industry but we would prefer a space industry” as tenants.

Stennis Space Center is well known as home to NASA rocket scientists, Naval oceanographers, Navy SEALS and major aerospace companies including Lockheed Martin, Aerojet Rocketdyne and SpaceX. With NASA as its landlord, Stennis houses more than 40 federal and state agencies, academic institutions, private organizations and technology companies that share costs to keep the Hancock County center running. To support ...

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