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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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For U.S. Navy employee, Stennis Space Center experience put world in perspective

Steve Faber is a New York native through and through. He was born in Brooklyn, lived a short while in Islip on Long Island, grew up and lived his college years in Queens. Although he has worked for the Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVOCEANO) at NASA’s Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, for almost 34 years, he still remembers ...

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Gulf Coast transplant finds ‘dream’ work at Stennis Space Center

Dorothy Brown readily acknowledges that she loves a challenge. The fact that she is continuing to build on a two-decade career of work at Stennis Space Center is clear evidence of her determination to overcome. Twenty years ago, Brown was married and newly arrived to the Mississippi Gulf Coast area, looking for a place to work. She was quickly told ...

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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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MSU engineering professors investigating how to increase the number of women in STEM fields

By BECKY GILLETTE There has been a talent shortage in Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) fields over the past decade and economic projections show an even greater demand for STEM professionals in the near future. Economic forecasts predict that the United States will have a shortfall of about 1 million STEM professionals over the next decade. But in the U.S., ...

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NASA engine test for Space Launch System to be in Mississippi

NASA says it will conduct the “Green Run” rocket testing campaign for the new Space Launch System rocket at Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. Officials say when completed, the SLS will be “the world’s most powerful rocket” and is the linchpin within NASA’s Artemis deep space exploration program, which hopes to bring American astronauts back to the moon by 2024.

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Scientists reveal first image ever made of a black hole

Scientists on Wednesday revealed the first image ever made of a black hole, depicting a fiery orange and black ring of gravity-twisted light swirling around the edge of the abyss. The picture, assembled from data gathered by eight radio telescopes around the world, shows the hot, shadowy lip of a supermassive black hole, one of the light-sucking monsters of the ...

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Wanted: Developer for NASA’s Enterprise Park in Hancock County

By LISA MONTI NASA is looking for a private sector partner to develop and operate a technology park on 1,100 federally owned acres in the northern portion of Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis. Don  Beckmeyer, NASA’s manager of strategic business development at Stennis, said the technology corridor named Enterprise Park will support future activities of commercial space transportation ...

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Small earthquake occurs near Alabama-Mississippi line

The U.S. Geological Survey says a small earthquake occurred overnight in western Alabama near the Mississippi state line. An earthquake with a magnitude of 2.1 happened about 5 miles northwest of Livingston in Sumter County. A government reporting website says it occurred about 2:30 a.m. Thursday. The earthquake was so weak most people probably didn’t feel it, and no damage ...

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