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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...

2010-03-01 13:34:22

Administrator Charles F. Bolden announced Monday leadership changes involving three of the agency's field centers, including NASA's Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss., NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., and NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland. The changes are effective immediately. Arthur E. "Gene" Goldman, who has been the director of Stennis since November 2008, has been named deputy director of Marshall. Patrick Scheuermann, the deputy director at...

2009-07-22 06:58:45

NASA's John C. Stennis Space Center invites journalists to view the last planned space shuttle main engine test scheduled for 2 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, July 29. The 520-second test ends a 34-year era of space shuttle main engine testing at the facility. Stennis engineers conducted their first space shuttle main engine test in 1975. The first shuttle mission was launched in 1981. Since then, 126 missions have flown, all with main engines tested by Stennis. Seven flights remain before the space...

2008-10-01 10:57:18

NASA announced Tuesday that William Parsons, director of the John F. Kennedy Space Center in Florida, is leaving the agency in mid-October to pursue opportunities in the private sector. Parsons will be succeeded by former astronaut Robert Cabana, currently director of NASA's John C. Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. Gene Goldman, Stennis' deputy director, will become the acting center director. Parsons, who joined NASA in 1990, also has served as director of Stennis. His other NASA...

2005-09-21 11:15:00

MELBOURNE, Florida -- NASA prepared on Wednesday to evacuate its Johnson Space Center in Houston and turn over control of the International Space Station to its Russian partners as Hurricane Rita barreled across the Gulf of Mexico with ferocious winds. Space agency officials were meeting to discuss storm preparations, said NASA spokesman James Hartsfield. But many of the space center's 15,000 government and contractor workers were already taking advantage of NASA's liberal leave policy to...

2005-09-20 22:30:24

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- NASA's deputy shuttle program manager has moved into the top spot, taking over from an ex-Marine who is now leading the space agency's hurricane recovery effort on the Gulf Coast. Wayne Hale had been serving as acting program manager following the reassignment of Bill Parsons last week, and was named Tuesday as Parsons' permanent successor. Hale, a mechanical engineer, has worked at NASA since 1978 and became a flight director 10 years later. He oversaw flight...

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