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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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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

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

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

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

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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