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Shuttle's final journey delayed by bad weather

HANCOCK COUNTY — The beginning of space shuttle Endeavour’s final flight to California has been postponed because of weather along the flight route. NASA had planned for the 747 carrying the shuttle to take off from Kennedy Space Center today. The flight is now scheduled to take off at sunrise tomorrow. Low flyovers are still planned along Cape Canaveral and ...

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Former space shuttle engines moving to Stennis

HANCOCK COUNTY — The relocation of the RS-25D space shuttle main engine inventory from Kennedy Space Center’s Engine Shop in Cape Canaveral, Fla., is underway. The RS-25D flight engines, repurposed for NASA’s Space Launch System, are being moved to NASA’s Stennis Space Center in south Mississippi. The Space Launch System (SLS) is a new heavy-lift launch vehicle that will expand ...

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Stennis officials exploring expansion plans

HANCOCK COUNTY — Officials at the Stennis Space Center are looking at expansion plans that will take the facility far beyond its original mission. Included in the 20-year master plan are revisions to 50-year-old buildings, expansion of the marine operations and data center areas and growth of university activity. “Fifty years ago, when we first built the place, it was ...

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Aerospace Corp. awarded Stennis Space Center contract

HANCOCK COUNTY — NASA has awarded five indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity sole source contracts to Aerospace Corp. of El Segundo, Calif., for specialized engineering, evaluation and test services. These five cost-plus-fixed-fee contracts will support eight NASA centers and have a total maximum value of $ 658.25 million. The period of performance is from the date of award thru Nov. 30, 2018. Under ...

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Pratt & Whitney rocket engine passes major milestone

HANCOCK COUNTY — Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne successfully completed the design certification review for the upgraded RS-68A engine configuration, demonstrating the hydrogen-fueled engine has met all requirements to power heavy-lift vehicles into space. The Engine System Design Certification Review, conducted March 31-April 1 by the customer and Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, evaluated the RS-68A engine configuration against detailed requirements and ...

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