NASA Stennis Space Center Marks NASA Day at the Capitol
 
Astronaut Danny Olivas (center) speaks to members of the Mississippi Senate in chambers during NASA Day at the Capitol in Jackson on Jan. 6.
Astronaut Danny Olivas (center) speaks to members of the Mississippi Senate in chambers during NASA Day at the Capitol in Jackson on Jan. 6. Olivas was joined at the podium by Stennis Deputy Director Patrick Scheuermann (standing, l to r), Sen. David Baria, D-Bay St. Louis, and Sen. Billy Hewes, R-Gulfport. Baria and Hewes both are members of the Mississippi Senate Gulf Coast delegation.

Astronaut Danny Olivas (center) speaks to members of the Mississippi House of Representatives in chambers during NASA Day at the Capitol in Jackson on Jan. 6.
Astronaut Danny Olivas (center) speaks to members of the Mississippi House of Representatives in chambers during NASA Day at the Capitol in Jackson on Jan. 6. Olivas was joined at the podium by (l to r): Rep. Dirk Dedeaux, D-Perkinston; Rep. Greg Cromer, R-Slidell, La.; Rep. Jessica Upshaw, R-Diamondhead; Rep. Mark Formby, R-Picayune; Stennis Deputy Director Patrick Scheuermann; and Rep. J.P. Compretta, D-Bay St. Louis. Compretta, Dedeaux, Formby and Upshaw all are members of the Mississippi House of Representatives Gulf Coast delegation. Cromer participated in the Mississippi activities because of the positive impact Stennis has on surrounding communities, including his home district of St. Tammany Parish in Louisiana.