Stennis and Michoud Center Briefing

This morning business leaders from South Mississippi had a chance to take a trip to outer space.

Not literally, but they did get a full briefing directly from key leadership at Stennis Space Center, the U.S. Navy, and the Michoud Assembly Facility as part of the eighth annual Partners for Stennis and Michoud Center Director’s Briefing.

Partners for Stennis and Michoud is a group of Mississippi and Louisiana citizens and businesses who advocate for the support and growth of these two NASA assets.

Dr. Richard Gilbrech, director of Stennis Space Center, was on hand during the briefing and says with the work they are currently doing at Stennis, NASA hopes to see man on the moon again in 2028. “We are doing a lot of testing for NASA’s new big rocket, the Space Launch System Core Stage. We are taking all the engines and testing them individually and then right now they are getting ready to assemble those across the lake at Michoud Assembly Facility then they will send us the complete rocket and we get to fire a two million pound thrust beast in that test stand in the upcoming year.”

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