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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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NASA looking for tenants at Stennis Space Center

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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Stennis scientists in Mississippi develop app to track seaweed

By LISA MONTI  Last year beaches along the Gulf and other temperate waters worldwide were inundated with Sargassum, the free-floating tangle of reddish-brown seaweed that causes problems for fishermen, boaters, tourists and residents. In some places, drifts of the smelly seaweed were piled several feet high. So far in 2015, scientists say, there is a large amount of Sargassum in ...

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Stennis Space Center ranked fourth in nation among places to work

STENNIS —  The Enterprise for Innovative Geospatial Solutions (EIGS) announced today a recent survey named NASA’s John C. Stennis Space Center (SSC) the fourth best place to work in the country for Agency Subcomponents. The Partnership for Public Service (PPS) surveyed over 392,700 civil servants on a wide range of workplace topics to rank Stennis as a favorite among the ...

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