NASA Opens New Emergency Operations Center

Representatives from NASA Headquarters, the State of Mississippi and the National Weather Service visited the John C. Stennis Space Center on June 2 to celebrate the opening of the site’s new Emergency Operations Center. Participants in the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the state-of-the-art facility included (l t r): Steven Cooper, deputy director of the National Weather Service Southern Region; Tom Luedtke, NASA associate administrator for institutions and management; Charles Scales, NASA associate deputy administrator; Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour; Gene Goldman, director of Stennis Space Center; Jack Forsythe, NASA assistant administrator for the Office of Security and Program Protection; Dr. Richard Williams, NASA chief health and medical officer; and Weldon Starks, president of Starks Contracting Company Inc. of Biloxi, Miss.