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Rolls-Royce gives test engine to INFINITY for new exhibit

HANCOCK COUNTY — Rolls-Royce has donated a Trent 1000 test engine to the INFINITY Science Center, located near NASA’s John C. Stennis Space Center in Hancock County. The company said in a release that the purpose of this donation is to excite visitors to the Center in STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) careers by showing them the marvels of ...

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New $50M Rolls-Royce engine test stand opens

HANCOCK COUNTY — Rolls-Royce has officially opened the company’s second jet engine test stand. Located at the Rolls-Royce Outdoor Jet Engine Test Facility at NASA’s John C. Stennis Space Center, the test stand represents a $50-million corporate investment and will create 35 new jobs. The Outdoor Jet Engine Test Facility performs jet engine testing on Rolls-Royce civil aircraft engines, including ...

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Stennis-tested engines deliver goods in space

Stennis-tested engines deliver goods in space Orbital Sciences Corp. and NASA celebrated this week’s successful rendezvous of the unmanned Cygnus cargo spacecraft with the International Space Center. Orbital Sciences launched Cygnus with its Antares Rocket Sept. 18 from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The Antares engines were tested here at Stennis Space Center. Thanks to Stennis Business and Technology ...

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Voyager 1 leaves solar system, NASA confirms

Voyager 1 has crossed a new frontier, becoming the first spacecraft ever to leave the solar system, NASA said Thursday. Thirty-six years after it was launched from Earth on a tour of the outer planets, the plutonium-powered probe is more than 11 1/2 billion miles from the sun, cruising through what scientists call interstellar space — the vast, cold emptiness ...

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Former military drones converted to storm research tool

GULF OF MEXICO — NASA scientists are using former military surveillance drones to help them understand more about how tropical storms intensify, which they say could ultimately save lives by improving forecast models that predict a hurricane’s strength. The unmanned Global Hawk aircraft were designed to perform high-altitude, long-endurance reconnaissance and intelligence missions for the Air Force. Two of the ...

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Mississippi Polymer Institute helps NASA measure effectiveness of engine cleaning solutions

HATTIESBURG, Mississippi — Last year the Mississippi Polymer Institute partnered with NASA to develop a new tool for evaluating cleaning solutions/solvents that are more environmentally friendly than the ones currently used on NASA’s rocket engine parts. After countless hours of design and evaluation, MPI provided NASA with the prescribed model. Steven Whitacre, MPI’s technical specialist, was responsible for designing an ...

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Two companies graduate from MSET incubator at Stennis

HANCOCK COUNTY — The Mississippi Enterprise for Technology (MSET) recently graduated two companies from their incubator program at Stennis Space Center. DQSI, is a woman-owned, 8(a), small disadvantaged firm that specializes in information technology and GIS, document management and seismic digitization, construction and environmental consulting. Melhcorp builds electronics systems, particularly for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) including Hunter, Predator, Pioneer, Snowgoose ...

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J-2X engine tests at Stennis Space Center highlighted in NASA video

Engineers are installing the J-2X engine E10002 in the A-1 test stand at NASA’s Stennis Space Center on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The installation is in preparation for a new series of tests, where the engine will be gimbaled, or pivoted, during test firings. Gimbal tests are an important part of the design process. When this upper stage engine is ...

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DCI selects Beasley

Charlie Beasley, president and CEO, Mississippi Enterprise for Technology Inc., has been selected as a winner in the economic development profession’s “40 Under 40” awards. The award’s program was managed by Development Counsellors International (DCI), a New York-based firm that specializes in economic development marketing. Beasley has been an employee of the MSET at NASA’s John C. Stennis Space Center ...

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