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The Aerospace Alliance – 2022 In Review

January 6th, 2023

As we enter this new year, we want to look back and celebrate some of the exciting aviation and aerospace industry accomplishments from 2022. The Aerospace Alliance states have drawn some of the world’s most recognizable names in the industry and continue to expand and make innovations in aviation, aerospace and space exploration. Airbus announced plans to […]

NASA’s new SLS rocket lifts Alabama’s rich space heritage

November 29th, 2022

NASA’s Orion spacecraft is on its way to the Moon as part of the Artemis program. Here is what Greg Canfield, Secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce and Aerospace Alliance Board Member, had to say about the historic launch. “A few days ago, I had the privilege of watching NASA’s next-generation rocket, Space Launch […]

Artemis I launch a success!

November 21st, 2022

Last week we were able to witness the historic launch of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket as it embarked on its Artemis I mission to the Moon. All four Alliance states play an important role in the Artemis Program and we would like to take this moment to celebrate what we accomplish when we all […]

Space Launch System Powers Historic Lunar Mission

November 16th, 2022

On Nov. 16, the Space Launch System (SLS) and Interim Cryogenic Propulsion Stage successfully propelled the Orion spacecraft on its first voyage around the Moon. The Artemis I mission lifted off at 1:47 a.m. Eastern time from Launch Complex 39B at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Eight and a half minutes into flight, the […]

Rocket Lab prepares to blast off in Mississippi

September 21st, 2022

U.S.-based Rocket Lab is locating an engine test facility for its new large rocket Neutron at NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Hancock County, making a significant capital investment and creating dozens of new jobs in Hancock County. Read more here.

Kennedy Space Center Teams Win Sustainable Environment Awareness Awards

March 29th, 2022

Three teams at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida earned Fiscal Year 2021 Sustainable Environment Awareness (SEA) Awards and will be recognized during the upcoming 2022 KSC Honor Awards Ceremony this spring. The Phase 1 Utility Energy Service Contract (UESC) Award Team won in the Building Efficiency/Performance Contracts category, the Kimberly-Clark RightCycle Program Team was […]

Stennis Space Center & Firehawk Aerospace Form Unique Testing Partnership

February 17th, 2022

NASA’s Stennis Space Center has partnered with companies on propulsion test projects in support of the commercialization of space for more than 20 years. In the last half of 2021, however, the NASA site and startup company Firehawk Aerospace participated in a partnership arrangement that provides a new model for future collaborations. Read more here

NASA Conducts 1st RS-25 Engine Test of Year at Stennis Space Center

January 19th, 2022

NASA conducted its first RS-25 engine hot fire test of the new year Jan. 19 on the Fred Haise Test Stand at Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. The test was the second hot fire in the latest series that began in mid-December. Each test in the series is providing valuable operational data to NASA’s lead […]

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 […]

NASA’s Boeing Orbital Flight Test Scheduled for Launch

July 26th, 2021

Teams from NASA, Boeing and United Launch Alliance completed a launch readiness review on July 27 ahead of NASA’s Boeing Orbital Flight Test-2 mission to the International Space Station. The launch teams still are “go” for launch of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft on a mission to the microgravity laboratory on the company’s second uncrewed flight test. Launch is scheduled at 2:53 p.m. EDT on Friday, July 30, on a […]