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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 […]

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.

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.

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.