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Stennis Space Center employee Broussard receives Silver Snoopy Award

NASA’s Stennis Space Center employee Charles Broussard of Gulfport recently received the prestigious Space Flight Awareness Silver Snoopy award. Broussard is a senior database analyst with SaiTech Inc. at Stennis. He was honored for his dedication and support, which contributed directly to NASA’s mission success. Astronaut Karen Nyberg presented the award. Broussard received a Silver Snoopy lapel pin flown on ...

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PROFILE: John C. Stennis Space Center

John C. Stennis Space Center, north of Interstate 10 in South Mississippi, is a 14,000-acre secure complex surrounded by a unique 125,000-acre heavily wooded buffer zone. It’s where some of the most powerful rocket engines in the world have been tested, including 27 first- and second-stage boosters for the Saturn V. In 2008 the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics ...

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Spacecraft flies between Saturn and rings in historic 1st

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has ventured into the never-before-explored region between Saturn and its rings. But flight controllers won’t know how everything went until Thursday when they are back in touch with the craft. Cassini was out of radio contact with Earth early Wednesday as it became the first spacecraft to enter the gap between Saturn and its rings. That’s because ...

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Stennis recognizes 2

NASA’s Space Flight Awareness Program recently recognized two employees with an Honoree Award for outstanding support of human spaceflight. Stennis Space Center employee Dave Smith of Picayune is a drafter with Syncom Space Services and was recognized for 37 years of support and for his dedication, work ethic and influence in managing the Engineering Services Drafting Department. Stennis Space Center ...

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Mississippians earn NASA Honor Awards at Stennis

Stennis Space Center Director Rick Gilbrech and James Free, deputy associate administrator for technical in the NASA Human Explorations and Operations Mission Directorate, presented annual NASA Honor Awards to Stennis employees during a recent onsite ceremony. Mississippians honored were: Exceptional Service Medal David R. Keith of Diamondhead, a senior procurement analyst, recognized for his expertise and influence of both direction ...

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Aerojet Rocketdyne to expand at NASA’s Stennis Space Center

Officials with Aerojet Rocketdyne say assembly and testing of its AR1 advanced liquid rocket engine will take place at NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. As a result, the company is expanding its Center of Excellence for Large Liquid Rocket Engine Assembly and Test. The AR1 is being developed to support the country’s mandate to eliminate U.S. reliance on the ...

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NASA honors Mississippian

A monitoring system developed by Scott Jensen of Carriere, an engineer at Stennis Space Center, has been recognized as one of the Top 100 NASA-developed technologies. Jensen recently received a certificate of achievement for development of a wireless, one-way, sensor-to-base station monitoring system for explosive and non-hazardous environments. Developed a number of years ago, the system has gone through several ...

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Barnett and Brumfield finish NASA programs

Pearl River Community College instructor Lourie Barnett of Picayune recently completed a faculty fellowship at NASA’s Stennis Space Center. Barnett is the daughter of Fred and Helen Barnett. As part of the fellowship, Barnett conducted a research project entitled, “3-D Printing.” Also, Tougaloo College graduate student Marcus Brumfield of Terry recently completed an internship at NASA’s Stennis Space Center near ...

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Stennis Space Center promotes Randy Galloway

Randy Galloway has been named Deputy Director of Stennis Space Center. He has extensive geographic mobility across NASA, having served at several other centers in key leadership roles. In his previous position, Galloway served as director of the Engineering and Test Directorate at Stennis since 2007, where he has had responsibility for executing the center’s major lines of business in ...

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$66K owed, president of defunct business may have to testify

GULFPORT — A business that made false statements to Stennis Space Center about concrete-stress tests has failed to make payments on a judgment of $66,671, federal court documents show. The Sun Herald reports that federal prosecutors want an accounting from company president Robert C. Miller. A judge has not ruled on the request. The money includes restitution and fines against ...

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