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  • Supporters cheer their teams on during the FIRST Robotics Bayou Regional Competition in Kenner on March 15-17.

    Louisiana, Mississippi Teams Compete in Robotics Event

    Students from 49 high school teams in six states competed for top honors during the 2012 FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Bayou Regional competition held March 15-17 in Kenner, La.

  • NASA Seeks Potential Interest in Available Test Facility at Stennis Space Center

    NASA at John C. Stennis Space Center has released information to identify potential industry interest in an onsite test stand facility designed for ground testing propulsion systems.

  • A 1.86-second J-2X powerpack test from the A-1 Test Stand at Stennis Space Center.

    NASA Tests J-2X Powerpack at Stennis Space Center

    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.

  • NASA'S J-2X Engine Kicks Off 2012 with Powerpack Testing

    A new series of tests on the engine that will help carry humans to deep space will begin next week at NASA's Stennis Space Center in southern Mississippi. The tests on the J-2X engine bring NASA one step closer to the first human-rated liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen rocket engine to be developed in 40 years.

  • StenniSphere Museum and Visitor Center to Close

    StenniSphere, the museum and visitor center at NASA's John C. Stennis Space Center, will close its doors to the public, beginning Feb. 15.

  • NASA Launches Spaced Out Sports Challenge for Students

    NASA has announced a second Spaced Out Sports competition, challenging students in grades 5-8 to create science-based games that will be played by astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

  • NASA Moves Shuttle Engines from Kennedy to Stennis

    The relocation of the RS-25D space shuttle main engine inventory from Kennedy Space Center's Engine Shop in Cape Canaveral, Fla., is under way.

  • Local High School students inspect the Rebound Rumble game apparatus that will be used in the 2012 FIRST Robotics Competition.

    Stennis Space Center Kicks Off 2012 FIRST Robotics Season

    Forty-one teams from Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi high schools and 350 guests traveled to NASA's John C. Stennis Space Center on Jan. 7 for the kickoff of the 2012 FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics season.

  • AJ26 Engine No. 8 Tested at NASA's Stennis Space Center

    AJ26 Engine No. 8 Tested at NASA’s Stennis Space Center

    Engineers at NASA's John C. Stennis Space Center conducted another successful test firing of Aerojet's AJ26 engine No. 8 on Dec. 15, continuing their support of Orbital Sciences Corporation as the company prepares to launch commercial cargo missions to the International Space Station.

  • Stennis Space Center engineers and technicians watch as the J-2X powerpack is hoisted into place on the A-1 Test Stand.

    NASA Ready to Test Upgraded J-2X Powerpack

    For engineers working on the J-2X engine program, installation of the upgraded J-2X powerpack on the A-1 Test Stand on Dec. 5 had to feel like a long-awaited holiday gift.

  • NASA Selects Small Business Proposals for Contract Negotiations

    NASA has selected 300 small business proposals to enter into negotiations for possible contract awards through the agency's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.

  • Commercial Engine Testing Continues at NASA Facility

    A team of engineers at NASA's John C. Stennis Space Center conducted a test firing on an Aerojet AJ26 flight engine Nov. 17, providing continued support to Orbital Sciences Corporation as it prepares to launch commercial cargo missions to the International Space Station.

  • NASA Named One of Best Places to Work in Government

    NASA remains one of the best places to work in the federal government.

  • NASA conducted a successful 500-second test of its new upper-stage rocket engine Nov. 9 at John C. Stennis Space Center.

    NASA'S New Upper-Stage Engine Passes Major Test

    NASA conducted a successful 500-second test firing of the J-2X rocket engine on Wednesday, Nov. 9, marking another important step in development of an upper stage for the heavy-lift Space Launch System (SLS).

  • StenniSphere Museum Closed Nov. 9

    StenniSphere, the visitor center at NASA's John C. Stennis Space Center, will be closed to the general public Nov. 9 for an onsite event.

  • Virginia Seal Wagner (fourth from right) talked about this excursion on the Doris M., the Seal family boat, during her oral history interview.

    Trio of Early Leaders Played Vital Role in Growth of Stennis Space Center

    The children of Leo Seal Sr., Capt. William C. Fortune and Jackson Balch Sr. all share a common bond: Their fathers played vital roles in grassroots efforts during the formative years of the John C. Stennis Space Center in Hancock County, Mississippi.

  • Dick Hogue (r) checks on early liquid hydrogen work in 1965 at the Mississippi Test Facility (now John C. Stennis Space Center).

    Stennis Space Center Still Delivering on 50-Year Promise

    "I have never forgotten the promises [I made] that day in Logtown. I have kept foremost in my mind [the fact] that the people of Hancock County willingly allowed over 40 percent of the land area of [their] county to become a federal installation. In return, the federal government assured the people of Hancock County and Mississippi that the facility would be used. As long as I have anything to do with it, that promise of the federal government can and will be met!"

  • Student interns Harvest Zhang, Ryan Nazaretian and Jason Warren made significant contributions to an upgrade of the NASA Data Acquisition System Software.

    Stennis Students Make Real Contribution to NASA Space Program

    NASA engineers talk seriously about their responsibility to inspire the next generation of space leaders and pioneers.

  • StenniSphere Museum Closed Oct. 8

    StenniSphere, the visitor center at NASA's John C. Stennis Space Center, will be closed to the general public Oct. 8 for an onsite event.

  • NASA Continues Commercial Rocket Engine Testing at Stennis

    Engineers at NASA's Stennis Space Center conducted a Sept. 28 test of an Aerojet AJ26 flight engine that will power the first stage of Orbital Sciences Corporation's Taurus II space launch vehicle, continuing progress in a key commercial space transport partnership.