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Recent Activities in the Aerospace Alliance Cooridor

July 2nd, 2021

Although 2020 was an unprecedented year in terms of challenges and changes, the Aerospace Alliance continues to thrive and adapt to a new type of normal. The aerospace and aviation industry faced unique challenges in the face of the pandemic but have carried on with their ability to innovate and drive industry advancements and growth. […]

Next Element for NASA’s Moon Rocket Gets Stacked for Artemis I at Kennedy Space Center

June 22nd, 2021

Workers at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida have stacked the launch vehicle stage adapter atop the Space Launch System rocket’s core stage inside the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB). Engineers with Exploration Ground Systems used one of five VAB cranes to lift the adapter almost 250-feet in the air and then slowly lower it on to the core stage. Read more here.

After COVID delay, Pensacola’s 2nd ST Engineering hangar to be complete by September 2022

June 15th, 2021

After a nearly year-long delay because of the pandemic, the second phase of the ST Engineering aircraft, maintenance and repair (MRO) facility at the Pensacola International Airport is getting off the ground. Read more here.

NASA Prepares to Stack Moon Rocket’s Core Stage

June 4th, 2021

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

May 27th, 2021

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

May 24th, 2021

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

May 21st, 2021

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

May 20th, 2021

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

May 19th, 2021

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

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 […]