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NASA Surpasses Test Facility Record With J-2X Powerpack Test
2012-06-10 04:53:41

NASA's Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss., broke its own record Friday when it conducted a test on the new J-2X powerpack. The test lasted for 1,150 seconds, surpassing the previous record by more than a full minute. For NASA, the test marked a milestone step in development of a next-generation rocket engine to carry humans deeper into space than ever before. For Stennis, the 19-minute, 10-second test represented the longest duration firing ever conducted in the center's A Test...

2012-04-07 23:01:04

A new $30 million science and space educational center opens April 12 on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, celebrating the intertwining of science, space exploration and fun. INFINITY Science Center, affiliated with NASA´s John C. Stennis Space Center, is designed to challenge and educate visitors of all ages on the role of science and math in exploration across history. INFINITY also showcases Stennis Space Center´s part in the United States´ space programs — from the Saturn V...

NASA Performs J-2X Powerpack Test
2012-02-16 09:16:09

[ Watch the Video ] Engineers at NASA's Stennis Space Center conducted an initial test of the J-2X engine powerpack Feb. 15, kicking off a series of key tests in development of the rocket engine that will carry humans deeper into space than ever before. This test is the first of about a dozen various powerpack tests that will be conducted throughout the year at Stennis. The initial test was designed to ensure powerpack and facility control systems are functioning properly. It also...

2012-01-21 04:16:31

Media representatives are invited to NASA's Stennis Space Center in Mississippi on Jan. 25 for a behind-the-scenes look at the facilities used for testing the J-2X engines that will launch astronauts on missions to deep space aboard the Space Launch System (SLS). Journalists will have the opportunity to visit the: -- Test Control Center that manages all J-2X test-firings -- A-1 Test Stand where J-2X powerpack testing is set to begin soon -- Engine Assembly Facility where final...

NASA Concludes 2011 Testing Of J-2X Engine
2011-12-17 05:04:53

[ Watch the Video ] Prepares for Another Active Year of Testing in 2012 NASA conducted its final J-2X rocket engine test of the year Dec. 14, the 10th firing in a series of tests on the new upper-stage engine that will carry humans farther into space than ever before. The J-2X engine was test fired on the A-2 Test Stand at NASA's Stennis Space Center, in south Mississippi. The test was performed at the 100 percent power level. The main focus of this test was to characterize...

2011-01-15 00:00:38

In its three year existence as a Habitat affiliate, Bay-Waveland Habitat for Humanity has been awarded Affiliate of the Year two years in a row. The award recognizes HFHBW for its outstanding success in hurricane-affected Hancock County, Mississippi. Bay Saint Louis, MS (PRWEB) January 13, 2011 Habitat for Humanity Bay-Waveland Area was recently honored as 2010 Affiliate of the Year by Habitat for Humanity International. This is the second consecutive year the affiliate has received this...

2010-12-15 09:12:00

LARGO, Fla., Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Diamondhead Casino Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: DHCC) (the "Company") announced that on December 10, 2010, it had entered into a Letter of Intent "LOI") with Phoenix Gaming and Entertainment, LLC. DHCC owns, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Mississippi Gaming Corporation, approximately 404 acres of land in Diamondhead, Mississippi. The property is lien-free and debt-free and is zoned for a casino. The property fronts Interstate 10 for...

2010-11-17 08:09:06

NASA has awarded the Test Operations Contract at Stennis Space Center, near Bay St. Louis, Miss., to Lockheed Martin Services, Inc. of Houston. The Test Operations Contract is a performance based, cost-plus-award-fee contract, valued at $95.7 million with a five-year period of performance consisting of a base period of 30 months and one option period of 30 months. As the test operations contractor, Lockheed Martin will be responsible for providing test operations, core operations and...


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