Stennis Day in the Bay
This Veteran’s Day, Bay St. Louis, Mississippi celebrates Stennis Day!
Kids of all ages will have the chance to meet face-to-face with people who work at NASA’s Stennis Space Center from NASA and some of the ~40 federal, state, academic, private, and technology-based tenants. There are about 5,000 employees who work at the site.
These and other groups will present at the event: the Hancock County Historical Society will feature historic films, photographic collections, and speakers, such as local author Pat Murphy, to talk about the history of NASA’s Stennis Space Center. Enjoy a “space themed” Bud & Burgers competition, hosted by the Hancock Chamber’s Leadership Hancock and sponsored by Mitchell Distributing. There will also be special recognition for Apollo 13 Astronaut Fred Haise on his 90th birthday!
NASA’s Stennis Space Center is the lead center to manage all NASA propulsion test capabilities and assets. The site is now testing RS-25 engines that will send the powerful SLS (Space Launch System) rocket on Artemis missions to the Moon and eventual flights to Mars. NASA Stennis serves as a powerful economic engine for local economies in the Gulf Coast region. According to Mississippi State University studies, Stennis contributes as much as $1 billion a year to the economies of Hancock, Harrison, and Pearl River counties in Mississippi and St. Tammany Parish in Louisiana – all located within a 50-mile radius.
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