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Stennis Space Center announces senior leadership changes

NASA has announced a pair of leadership changes at Stennis Space Center with John Bailey assuming the role of associate director following the retirement of Ken Human. Bailey, a native of Mobile, Alabama, and resident of Picayune, Mississippi, previously served as Stennis Engineering and Test Directorate director. He joined the NASA team at Stennis in 1999 after serving as a ...

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Rocket startup signs agreement with Stennis Space Center

By LISA MONTI The first-ever Commercial Space Launch Act (CSLA) agreement between NASA’s John C. Stennis Space Center in Hancock County and a privately funded company has been announced by Tim Ellis, CEO and co-founder of Relativity Space, an orbital launch company. The Los Angeles-based Relativity has created the world’s largest metal 3D printer to print their own rockets, and ...

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NASA recognizes Stennis workers

The NASA Space Flight Awareness Program recently recognized several Mississippi employees at the Stennis Space Center with Honoree Awards for outstanding support of human spaceflight: Matt Ladner of Necaise is the facility demolition manager with NASA’s Center Operations Directorate at Stennis. Ladner was recognized for outstanding efforts in the electrical restoration of the B-2 Test Stand in preparation for testing ...

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Stennis Space Center Employees Receive 2017 NASA Honor Awards

Stennis Space Center employees from Mississippi were recently recognized for their work at the Annual NASA Honor Awards. NASA’s Outstanding Leadership Medal: Robert S. Harris was recognized for for progressive leadership as procurement officer and senior procurement official at Stennis. Harris is responsible for overseeing a $4.7 billion acquisition management program and supporting more than 40 resident agencies of the ...

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Stennis Space Center Employee Sanders Receives Silver Snoopy Award

NASA’s Stennis Space Center employee Brennan Sanders of Diamondhead recently received the prestigious Space Flight Awareness (SFA) Silver Snoopy award. Sanders is the lead for test complex design and construction with the NASA Center Operations Directorate at Stennis. He was honored for support of the refurbishment of the B-2 Test Stand to test the new Space Launch System core stage. ...

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Stennis Space Center Employee Robertson Receives Silver Snoopy Award

NASA’s Stennis Space Center employee Benjamin Robertson of Biloxi recently received the prestigious Space Flight Awareness (SFA) Silver Snoopy award. Robertson is the carpenter shop lead for Syncom Space Services at Stennis. He was honored for site and carpentry knowledge supporting the various shops and general maintenance of the test stands. Astronaut Karen Nyberg presented the award. Robertson received a ...

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Stennis Space Center Employee Ladner Receives Silver Snoopy Award

NASA’s Stennis Space Center employee Latisha Ladner of Kiln recently received the prestigious Space Flight Awareness (SFA) Silver Snoopy award. Ladner is a work performance analyst for Syncom Space Services at Stennis. She was honored for her dedication in processing work requests in support of all Stennis programs and projects for the test area, including space shuttle main engine, J-2X, ...

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Stennis Space Center employee Broussard receives Silver Snoopy Award

NASA’s Stennis Space Center employee Charles Broussard of Gulfport recently received the prestigious Space Flight Awareness Silver Snoopy award. Broussard is a senior database analyst with SaiTech Inc. at Stennis. He was honored for his dedication and support, which contributed directly to NASA’s mission success. Astronaut Karen Nyberg presented the award. Broussard received a Silver Snoopy lapel pin flown on ...

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Spacecraft flies between Saturn and rings in historic 1st

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has ventured into the never-before-explored region between Saturn and its rings. But flight controllers won’t know how everything went until Thursday when they are back in touch with the craft. Cassini was out of radio contact with Earth early Wednesday as it became the first spacecraft to enter the gap between Saturn and its rings. That’s because ...

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NASA conducts RS-25 rocket engine test

NASA engineers have successfully conducted a development test of the RS-25 rocket engine at NASA’s Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis. The RS-25 will help power the core stage of the agency’s new Space Launch System rocket for the journey to Mars. The test was conducted Thursday. NSAS said the development tests are providing key data on engine performance. ...

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