NASA Prepares to Stack Moon Rocket’s Core Stage
The fully stacked twin solid rocket boosters for NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket are mated atop the mobile launcher at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida as stacking and assembly activities for NASA’s Artemis I mission are underway. Read more here.
Stennis Space Center Gaining Recognition for Cutting-Edge Autonomous Systems Work
A small team of technologists at NASA’s Stennis Space Center is gaining recognition for its expertise in designing, testing, and deploying capabilities that help critical systems operate more autonomously and efficiently. Read more here.
Pensacola International Airport Looking to Expand
Pensacola city officials will start looking into expanding the terminal at the Pensacola International Airport (PNS). The airport’s daily travel numbers have moved above pre-pandemic level in the past month. Read more here.
Louisiana Governor Edwards And Breeze Airways Announce New Orleans Airport Operations
Gov. John Bel Edwards, New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell and CEO David Neeleman of Breeze Airways announced the newly-launched airline will create an operations base with hundreds of jobs at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. Read more here.
NASA Fires Up Fourth RS-25 Engine Test for Future Artemis Moon Missions at Stennis Space Center
NASA conducted its fourth RS-25 single-engine hot fire of the year May 20, a continuation of its seven-part test series to support development and production of engines for the agency’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket on future missions to the Moon. Read more here.
Andalusia Airport Gives Lift to Southeast Alabama Aerospace Hub
Covington County’s South Alabama Regional Airport has become a busy hub for aviators traveling throughout the Southeastern U.S. The airport’s industrial park is home to several maintenance, repair and overhaul facilities, as well as a satellite campus of the Alabama Aviation College. Read more here.
NASA Mega Moon Rocket Passes Key Test, Readies for Launch
The largest rocket element NASA has ever built, the core stage of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, fired its four RS-25 engines for 8 minutes and 19 seconds Thursday at NASA’s Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. The successful test, known as a hot fire, is a critical milestone ahead of the […]
NASA Joins Two Major Artemis II Core Stage Structures
Technicians at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans stacked two of three hardware elements for NASA’s Space Launch System rocket in an assembly area in the facility on April 28. Read more here.
U.S. Space Force Renames 45th Space Wing at Patrick Space Force Base to Space Launch Delta 45
The U.S. Space Force has renamed the 45th Space Wing that oversees Florida’s launch ranges Space Launch Delta 45. The Space Launch Delta 45 is a delta of the United States Space Force and is assigned to Space Operations Command and headquartered at Patrick Space Force Base in Brevard County. Read more here.
Rocket Fuel Producer Adranos Increasing Testing Operations in McHendry, Mississippi
Solid rocket fuel innovator Adranos, Inc., is expanding its rocket motor research and development operations in McHenry. The project is a $1.35 million corporate investment and will create 25 new jobs. Read more here.