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September 14, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
The man who directed NASA's shuttle program after the Columbia disaster is returning to Mississippi as director of Stennis Space Center, the space agency said. Bill Parsons already is at Stennis, coordinating NASA's hurricane recovery efforts after damage to facilities in the region. Parsons was serving as Stennis' director in his home state when Columbia broke apart during its reentry in February 2003. He took over the struggling shuttle program three months later.
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September 14, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
The man who directed NASA's shuttle program after the Columbia disaster is returning to Mississippi as director of Stennis Space Center, the space agency said. Bill Parsons already is at Stennis, coordinating NASA's hurricane recovery efforts after damage to facilities in the region. Parsons was serving as Stennis' director in his home state when Columbia broke apart during its reentry in February 2003. He took over the struggling shuttle program three months later.
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BUSINESS
October 27, 1989
Fluor Corp. in Irvine won a $16.9-million contract from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to provide construction management services at the Stennis Space Center.
NEWS
June 24, 1989 | From United Press International
A space shuttle main engine was damaged after shutting down prematurely during a long-duration test firing Friday, officials said. The engine was being fired at NASA's Stennis Space Center to test several modifications and new components, officials said. They said they did not know the extent of the damage or the cause of the shutdown.
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May 10, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
A former Marine officer who has held engineering and management jobs in three NASA centers is taking over as manager of the space shuttle program as the space agency tries to recover from the Columbia disaster. William W. Parsons, 47-year-old director of NASA's John C. Stennis Space Center in Mississippi, was named the new manager of the space shuttle program, succeeding Ron Dittemore, who acted as NASA's most prominent spokesman after the loss of Columbia.
BUSINESS
July 13, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
NASA awarded a contract worth as much as $561 million to a unit of construction services company Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. to provide facility operation services at the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. Jacobs Technology Inc. won the 10-year deal, which has a three-year base and seven potential one-year options.
NATIONAL
September 5, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
A Halliburton Co. subsidiary that has come under fire for its reconstruction work in Iraq has begun tapping a $500 million Navy contract to do emergency repairs at naval facilities on the Gulf Coast that were battered by Hurricane Katrina. The subsidiary, Kellogg, Brown & Root of Arlington, Va., was awarded the competitive bid contract last July to provide debris removal and other emergency work associated with natural disasters.
NATIONAL
August 5, 2005 | From Reuters
Hurricane Ivan, which caused widespread destruction across the Caribbean in September before crashing into the U.S. Gulf Coast, generated ocean waves taller than 90 feet, researchers said Thursday. They may have been the tallest waves measured with modern instruments, suggesting that prior estimates for maximum hurricane wave heights are too low, William J. Teague of the Naval Research Laboratory at the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi and colleagues report in today's Science journal.
BUSINESS
July 27, 1988 | United Press International
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration selected two sites in Mississippi Tuesday for potential use in building new, more powerful shuttle boosters in a plan that would create 2,000 jobs and provide a new use for a canceled nuclear power plant.
BUSINESS
August 25, 1988 | Associated Press
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has invited proposals from industry for a $1.2-billion project to design, develop and test the next generation of booster rockets for the space shuttle. Firms have 60 days to submit their proposals. The first of the new rockets are to be placed into service in 1994, to be phased in over a three-year period. The contract award is expected early next year.
BUSINESS
January 23, 1990 | LESLIE BERKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fluor Corp. said Monday that it has received three new contracts valued at more than $117 million. Fluor Daniel Inc., the largest subsidiary of Irvine-based Fluor Corp., has obtained a $100-million contract from DuPont Canada to help design and build a hydrogen peroxide manufacturing plant in Alberta. The plant is scheduled to be completed by mid-1991. Fluor Daniel won a second Canadian contract from Procter & Gamble Inc.
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