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Testing on rocket engine's 'heart' concludes at Stennis

HANCOCK COUNTY — NASA has taken another step toward human exploration of new destinations in the solar system. At the agency’s Stennis Space Center, engineers conducted the final test-firing of the J-2X powerpack assembly, an important component of America’s next heavy-lift rocket. The J-2X engine is the first human-rated liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen engine developed in the United States ...

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NASA implements HazNet system

HANCOCK COUNTY — The “all-hazards network” system, HazNet, developed through the Innovative Partnership Program at NASA’s John C. Stennis Space Center, is being implemented across the space agency. HazNet incorporates maps, reports, Internet-derived data and real-time sensor input into a geographic information system (GIS)-based display to provide organizations and officials with comprehensive information during emergency and disaster situations. It also ...

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Skylla lands another contract

HANCOCK COUNTY — Skylla Engineering recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of its Stennis Space Center (SSC) operations and the win of its second contract. Skylla Engineering won its first SSC contract with the U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS’) Hydrologic Instrumentation Facility (HIF) in July 2008. The second contract, as a subcontractor to SAIC supporting the National Data Buoy Center (NDBC), began ...

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Stennis gets 'green' light

HANCOCK COUNTY — NASA’s Stennis Space Center Mississippi is lighting a new onsite parking facility with solar-LED technology. As part of the Stennis’ new Cryogenics Control Center facility, the car park will be equipped with EverGEN 1520 solar-LED parking lot lights from Carmanah Technologies. Recently showcased at the LIGHTFAIR International tradeshow and conference in New York, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada-based ...

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