A Steadily Growing Industry

December 8th, 2021

It’s no secret that the aviation and aerospace industry is booming in the four-state Aerospace Alliance region, but exactly how much is it growing? Industry growth rates in the four states consistently and substantially outpace the national averages. And what makes this growth possible? A skilled and available workforce with an ever-increasing talent pipeline. Check […]

NASA Readies for Future Artemis Moon Missions with Rocket Engine Test Series

September 30th, 2021

NASA marked a significant milestone Sept. 30 in its plans for future missions to the Moon and, eventually, Mars with completion of an RS-25 single-engine Retrofit-2 test series at Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. A full-duration hot fire of RS-25 developmental engine No. 0528 on the A-1 Test Stand at Stennis culminated […]

Ocean Aero locating manufacturing operations and headquarters in Gulfport

September 9th, 2021

Ocean Aero, manufacturer and service provider of ocean-going autonomous underwater and surface vehicles, is relocating its manufacturing operations and headquarters from San Diego to Gulfport. The project is a $4.65 million corporate investment and will create 45 jobs. 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.

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.

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 […]

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.

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 […]