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NASA accountant ‘extremely proud’ of work at Stennis Space Center

E.J. Toomey is understandably excited to be working at Stennis Space Center as the site tests the rocket engines and core stage that will return humans to the Moon through NASA’s Artemis Program. The lunar return will serve as a matching bookend for the lifelong Gulf Coast resident. Toomey’s earliest space-related memory was watching the Apollo 11 mission in 1969. ...

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NASA takes preliminary steps to resume SLS core stage testing

NASA resumed Green Run testing activities this week on the first flight stage of its Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, with the return of limited crews to perform work at the agency’s Stennis Space Center in Bay St. Louis. “This is an important step toward resuming the critical work to support NASA’s Artemis program that will land the first woman ...

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RICK GILBRECH — NASA Set to open a universe of wonder with New Rocket and Artemis Program

Ancient humans built the seven wonders of the world, only one of which stands today – the Great Pyramids of Giza. Since those ancient days, various lists have noted new human-engineered wonders, such as the Taj Mahal, the Hoover Dam, the Golden Gate Bridge and even the International Space Station. NASA’s new Space Launch System (SLS) perhaps will be found ...

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NASA Artemis Program and Stennis Space Center set the stage for testing in 2020

All eyes are on south Mississippi with this month’s delivery and installation of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket’s first core stage to Stennis Space Center for a milestone Green Run test series prior to its Artemis I flight. The Green Run testing will be the first top-to-bottom integrated testing of the stage’s systems prior to its maiden flight. The testing will ...

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Moon river: Rocket part ferried on the mighty Mississippi

With a brass band playing and a parade of workers sporting Mardi Gras beads, a huge component of a new rocket system was wheeled slowly from a New Orleans spacecraft factory on Wednesday to a barge that will float it up the Mississippi River for testing. The recently completed “core stage” of NASA’s Space Launch System, which dwarfed the hundreds ...

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At Stennis Space Center, Angelica Baker has one of the coolest jobs in NASA

When Angelica Baker was young, her mother took her to a local library for preschool storytime. On that day, the library was hosting a NASA astronaut, who spoke to the children about space and even helped them try on a space suit. “I’ve wanted to be an astronaut ever since,” said Baker, who hails from Canton, Georgia. Now a resident ...

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Juan Rodriguez inspired to be part of NASA greatness

Juan E. Rodriguez is easily moved by events and situations. He feels chills every time singers hit the high notes of the national anthem. So, it is natural that his earliest space-related memory, the space shuttle Challenger tragedy in 1986, would make an impression on a young Rodriguez. “I recognized the impact that space and space travel had on the ...

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NASA chief gets latest look at new moon rocket

NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine and the media got an up-close look Monday at a huge, newly completed rocket for the program aimed at putting a man and woman on the moon as early as 2024. Bridenstine was in New Orleans to see the first of the “core stage” rockets for NASA’s Space Launch System at the Michoud Assembly Center, where ...

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Timko ‘Proud and Blessed’ for Stennis Space Center experience

Cheryl Timko has a primarily “low-profile” position in NASA’s Stennis Space Center Office of Procurement, but she has a definite front-and-center presence when it comes to promoting cultural diversity and serving as a role model for young students. A native of Romulus, Michigan, Timko grew up in nearby Plymouth. Her earliest space-related memory dates to the Challenger tragedy in 1986, ...

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NASA Space Flight Awareness Program recognizes Stennis employee Beech

Stennis Space Center employee Mike Beech of Carriere was recognized by NASA’s Space Flight Awareness Program with an Honoree Award for outstanding support of human spaceflight. Beech is a manufacturing engineer for Aerojet Rocketdyne at Stennis. He was honored for his outstanding performance in supporting the development, modification, assembly and testing of the RS-25 engine.

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