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SPACE LAW — Ole Miss national champion Moot Court team to compete for internatonal title


By LYNN LOFTON  When Dean Stephen Gorove began the space law program 45 years ago at the University of Mississippi School of Law, he took a bold, forward-thinking step into an emerging field of study. The program has grown and evolved, and the Moot Court team recently won the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court championship at Georgetown University Law ...

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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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MSU receives funding for two proposals aimed at boosting NASA missions

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University is receiving funding for two proposals expected to help NASA achieve its long-term space mission as well as enhance commercial partnerships and technological innovation on Earth. The federal agency announced principal investigator Judy Schneider of the university’s Advanced Materials and Processing Research Group was awarded the grants through the NASA-Marshall Space Flight Center Cooperative Agreement ...

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Rocket test aborted at Stennis; no injuries

HANCOCK COUNTY — Officials with Aerojet Rocketdyne are investigating the mid-test shutdown of an AJ-26 engine at the Stennis Space Center in Hancock County. Company spokeswoman Jessica Pieczonka says in a statement that no one was hurt in the premature shutdown of the testing. The AJ26 engine powers the Antares rocket that has been used to deliver supplies to the ...

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Stennis Space Center welcomes SpaceX to test site

HANCOCK COUNTY — Stennis Space Center traces its beginnings back in the 1960s and the Apollo manned lunar missions. Now the Hancock County propulsion facility is on the verge of testing rocket engine technology to propel humans to other planets through a new partnership between NASA and SpaceX. SpaceX announced in 2013 that it would bring the initial testing of ...

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Stennis Space Center hitting on all cylinders with SpaceX, others

STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Mississippi — It was a big win for John C. Stennis Space Center when SpaceX, one of the hottest commercial spaceflight companies, said in October that it would use SSC to test its next generation Raptor engine. The decision added another commercial company to SSC’s already impressive roster of private companies using SSC facilities to get them into space. Fifty years ...

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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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Concrete testing company to plead guilty to defrauding NASA, Corps

DIAMONDHEAD — A company hired to perform concrete-strength tests at Stennis Space Center in 2011 is scheduled to accept a plea agreement to making false statements on jobs performed for NASA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Sun Herald reports court records show Gulf Cities Testing Laboratories, LLC, once based in Diamondhead, has notified federal court of its ...

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