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Stennis fires up J2X Powerpack

Stennis Space Center in Bay St. Louis sent out a picture this morning from yesterday’s hot fire test of the J-2X power pack assembly. Engineers had moved the assembly in September to install instrumentation to its fuel turbopump. According to an agency release, the four-minute test helped measure the turbine structural strain when the turbopump is spinning at high speeds ...

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(VIDEO) Astronaut Fred Haise talks about Apollo 13, the Space Shuttle and the Infinity Space Center

Biloxi native and Apollo 13 astronaut Fred Haise spoke to a group of technology and financial leaders in Jackson today at the annual Innovate Mississippi Conference on High Technology. While famous for his role in the survival and rescue of the 1970 Apollo 13 mission, Haise tells MBJ-TV he has more affinity for the Space Shuttle and his many missions ...

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Bill Yates to be honored at Innovators Hall of Fame Awards Gala Nov. 13; Fred Haise to headline Conference on Technology Innovation Nov. 14

The Mississippi Technology Alliance (MTA) will host the Mississippi Innovators Hall of Fame Awards Gala, Nov. 13. The 13th Annual Conference on Technology Innovation, hosted by MTA, will be held Nov. 14. Both events will be held at the Jackson Convention Complex. The Mississippi Innovators Hall of Fame was established in 2008 as a tribute to the many innovative and ...

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Bill Yates to be honored at Innovators Hall of Fame Awards Gala Nov. 13; Fred Haise to headline Conference on Technology Innovation Nov. 14

The Mississippi Technology Alliance (MTA) will host the Mississippi Innovators Hall of Fame Awards Gala, Nov. 13. The 13th Annual Conference on Technology Innovation, hosted by MTA, will be held Nov. 14. Both events will be held at the Jackson Convention Complex. The Mississippi Innovators Hall of Fame was established in 2008 as a tribute to the many innovative and ...

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Stennis Space Center gets new director

NASA officials have announced the appointment of Dr. Richard J. Gilbrech as director of the John C. Stennis Space Center (SSC) in Bay St. Louis. Gilbrech replaces outgoing director Patrick Scheuermann, who has taken a job as director of the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. Gilbrech previously served at SSC director from 2006-2007 and returned to the facility ...

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Webb awarded fellowship

Ashley Webb, a teacher at DeSoto Central High School, Southaven, has been awarded an Endeavor Fellowship with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). NASA’s Endeavor Science Teaching Certificate Project provides live, online training for educators working to earn a STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) certificate from Teachers College, Columbia University, N.Y. The project was designed and is administered by ...

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Don’t believe everything you read in the ‘NY Times’

Raise your hand if you find the mistake in this statement from the front page of the ‘New York Times’ website today: “Some archaeologists and historians worry that the next generation to visit the moon might carelessly obliterate the site where man first stepped onto the planet in 1969.” Yes, that summer school education has truly paid off. You caught ...

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The World-Changer: Steve Jobs knew what we wanted

CUPERTINO, Calif. — In dark suit and bowtie, he is a computing-era carnival barker — eyebrows bouncing, hands gesturing, smile seductive and coy and a bit annoying. It’s as if he’s on his first date with an entire generation of consumers. And, in a way, he is. It is Jan. 24, 1984, and a young Steve Jobs is standing at ...

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Apple says company co-founder Steve Jobs has died

NAME: Steven Paul Jobs BORN: Feb. 24, 1955, in San Francisco DIED: Wednesday at 56. Apple announced his death without giving a specific cause. EDUCATION: Graduated from high school in 1972 and enrolled in Reed College in Portland, Oregon, but dropped out after six months. FAMILY: Wife, Laurene Powell; their three children, Reed Paul, Erin Sienna and Eve; plus daughter, Lisa ...

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