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Finding the right employees in the state leads to flight endurance mark

By LISA MONTI When Mississippi economic developers and elected officials were trying to recruit Aurora Flight Sciences to the state more than 10 years ago, one of the key things the Virginia-based company required was a workforce to build its advanced aerospace vehicles. Aurora found the workers they were looking for in and around Columbus, where they built the Orion ...

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NASA, ATK complete test of Launch Abort System component

HANCOCK COUNTY — NASA and ATK successfully completed a static test of the launch abort motor igniter for the Orion crew capsule’s Launch Abort System (LAS). Conducted at ATK’s facility in Promontory, Utah, this test is the next step toward qualifying the igniter for production. The LAS will be placed on top of the Orion spacecraft, the first spacecraft capable of ...

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Stennis Center begins engine test project for SLS rocket

Special to the MBJ BAY ST. LOUIS, Mississippi — Engineers on Thursday installed an RS-25 engine on the A-1 Test Stand at the agency’s Stennis Space Center, the next step in preparing to test parts of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket that will send humans to new destinations in the solar system. The Stennis team will perform developmental and ...

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Delta State alum David Abney credits ‘willingness to do more than asked’ for his rise to CEO at UPS

It takes a lot of right turns to go from the Mississippi Delta to the top executive suite at United Parcel Service’s Sandy Springs, Ga., headquarters. Right turns are among the top commandments handed to new drivers for the world’s largest package delivery service. They constitute the safest and fastest way to go from Point A to Point B, according ...

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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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