NASA Mega Moon Rocket Passes Key Test, Readies for Launch

May 18th, 2021

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

May 18th, 2021

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

May 14th, 2021

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

May 4th, 2021

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.

NAS Pensacola, Whiting Field named 2021 Great American Defense Communities

March 30th, 2021

NAS Pensacola & NAS Whiting Field Community, home to Naval Station Pensacola and Naval Air Station Whiting Field, are counted together as one of five communities across the country named to the 2021 Class of Great American Defense Communities, the Association of Defense Communities (ADC) announced today in conjunction with USAA, the program’s official sponsor. […]

Relativity Space on Track for Summer Test

March 24th, 2021

Relativity Space is on track to ship the second stage of its 3D-printed rocket to Stennis Space Center, Miss. for testing this summer. The California-based company was founded with the goal of using 3D printing to manufacture pretty much the entirety of a small rocket. Whether it will ultimately be successful getting into space has […]

Gov. Edwards Announces Plans For 50-Acre Louisiana Space Campus

March 10th, 2021

Louisiana has signed an agreement with NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility that could lead to creation of the Louisiana Space Campus, a dedicated 50-acre business park within NASA’s 829-acre site in New Orleans. Read more here.

Department of Defense launches aerospace research center at Tuskegee University

February 24th, 2021

The U.S. Department of Defense has launched an Aerospace Education Research and Innovation Center (AERIC) at Alabama’s Tuskegee University, enhancing research in critical areas and expanding the future technical talent pipeline for the industry. Read more here.

Governor DeSantis Announces Launch of Lockheed Martin, CareerSource Florida Apprenticeship Program

February 24th, 2021

Lockheed Martin and CareerSource Florida have partnered to develop and refine a registered apprenticeship program. Lockheed Martin, one of the nation’s leading global security and aerospace companies, has led the development of a regional workforce and education ecosystem and will model the program across its major regional operations in Florida and nationwide. Read more here.

Canadian-based Company Space Engine Systems Adds to Jacksonville’s Strong Aerospace Operations

February 19th, 2021

Canadian-based company Space Engine Systems will set up its North American operations base at Cecil Spaceport in Jacksonville. Read more here.