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NASA looking for tenants at Stennis Space Center

Don Beckmeyer, manager of Strategic Business Development at Stennis, said, “We have other smaller buildings and acreage for a commercial industry but we would prefer a space industry” as tenants.

Stennis Space Center is well known as home to NASA rocket scientists, Naval oceanographers, Navy SEALS and major aerospace companies including Lockheed Martin, Aerojet Rocketdyne and SpaceX. With NASA as its landlord, Stennis houses more than 40 federal and state agencies, academic institutions, private organizations and technology companies that share costs to keep the Hancock County center running. To support ...

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Stennis scientists in Mississippi develop app to track seaweed


By LISA MONTI  Last year beaches along the Gulf and other temperate waters worldwide were inundated with Sargassum, the free-floating tangle of reddish-brown seaweed that causes problems for fishermen, boaters, tourists and residents. In some places, drifts of the smelly seaweed were piled several feet high. So far in 2015, scientists say, there is a large amount of Sargassum in ...

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PHIL HARDWICK — Forecasting the future

“It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.” — Yogi Berra   The World Future Society just issued it list of 20 Forecasts for 2014-2030. I’ve selected several from that list that I think will affect many Mississippi businesses and consumers and offer a bit of commentary about each. Amish Boom. The fastest-growing religious group in the U.S. is ...

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PHIL HARDWICK — So you want to be a residential real estate investor

Residential real estate rents are on the rise, interest rates are low and the stock market is scary. So is now the time to buy that residential investment property? Nationwide, landlords raised rents by an average of 0.8 percent to $1,083 a month in the most recent quarter, according to a report by Reis Inc., a real-estate research firm. Rents ...

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PHIL HARDWICK: Churches are changing

The change is occurring in membership and in services. That, in turn, is affecting changes in the design of churches right down to the pews. The Pew Research Center (pun intended) has documented the changes going on in church membership in the United States. For the past few years of surveying, the Center has found that there is a gradual ...

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Rocket engine passes early tests

HANCOCK COUNTY — Aerojet, a GenCorp company, and Orbital Sciences Corporation, along with Aerojet’s Russian partner, SNTK, announced that a series of NK-33 rocket engine tests conducted in Samara, Russia, were successfully completed in support of the development of Orbital’s Taurus II space launch vehicle. The purpose of the extended-time testing of the NK-33 engine, on which the AJ26 first-stage ...

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L-3 Vertex lands NASA contract

MADISON — NASA has selected L-3 Vertex Aerospace to receive a contract for aircraft and airfield related services at NASA’s Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif. The contract has a maximum value of $20 million. This is a cost-plus, fixed-fee, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity single award contract that begins April 1, 2010. The base contract lasts one year and includes ...

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When NASA sends Americans in space it is with rockets made at Stennis Space Center “If you are an American going into space, you are riding on rocket engines made here in Mississippi.” That’s the proud statement of John C. Stennis Space Center director Gene Goldman. When the Space Shuttle retires in 2010, NASA will be putting the finishing touches ...

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