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Partners for Stennis & Michoud Mission
Partners for Stennis & Michoud is a coalition of Mississippi and Louisiana citizens who advocate for space, earth and ocean exploration. Our members are volunteer representatives from chambers of commerce, economic development foundations, businesses, educational institutions, local governments, community groups, and individual citizens.
Our mission is to act as a regional alliance to promote the economic, technical and academic growth and stability of John C. Stennis Space Center (SSC) in Mississippi and Michoud Assembly Facility (MAF) in Louisiana. Partners supports various programs that ensure government decision makers, business interests, and citizens know of the value and importance of this center and facility.
- To create understanding of economic, technical, and educational value of SSC and MAF
- To build strong support for expansion of activities at SSC and MAF
- To influence decision making regarding SSC and MAF
- To foster increased private enterprise at SSC and MAF
- To advocate for the regional branding of the Technology Corridor
- To facilitate support for regional workforce development to bring resources together
- To establish deeper economic development partnerships
- To grow and engage membership
Stennis Space Center
The Center is a unique federal and commercial city that is home to more than 40 federal, state, academic and private organizations and numerous technology-based companies. For more than five decades, Stennis has served as America’s largest rocket test complex. Located in Hancock County, Mississippi on the Louisiana border, the center offers a workforce of 5,000 civil servants, contractors, scientists, and engineers, providing a significant source of employment and income in the two-state region.
For more information about Stennis Space Center, please visit www.nasa.gov/centers/stennis/home/.
Michoud Assembly Facility
Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, Louisiana is managed by Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama. This facility is essential to NASA’s human space exploration mission. It is home to one of the world’s largest indoor manufacturing facilities, has 900,000 square feet of office space, a deep water port used for transportation, and its own dedicated rail head. Michoud’s importance to Louisiana and the Nation goes beyond NASA. Michoud provides a significant source of employment and income in the two-state region. Its multi-tenant facility houses government agencies and private companies that support 3,500 employees on site every day.
For more information on MAF, go to: https://www.nasa.gov/centers/marshall/michoud/index.html
Infinity Science Center
INFINITY Science Center is NASA’s newest Visitors Center and our members are tasked with being advocates to help attract the estimated quarter of a million visitor’s to INFINITY. It is located on 200 acres on the Mississippi/Louisiana border and is a state-of-the-art facility where visitors have fun exploring the farthest reaches of outer space, the uncharted depths of the oceans and the varied layers of the Earth. INFINITY inspires exhilaration at first sight, the sleek building rising from the forests next to I-10, near the Louisiana-Mississippi border. Created to fire the imaginations of both children and adults, INFINITY boasts a Space Gallery, an immersive theatre, and interactive exhibits that will entertain the whole family. The gift shop carries INFINITY and NASA logo apparel and space toys, while the café serves up fresh food in an out-of-this-world atmosphere. Bus tours of nearby Stennis Space Center – the largest rocket engine testing facility in the country – are free with admission.
INFINITY Science Center is also the gateway to the Mississippi Gulf Coast Scenic Byways system, starring the unique beach route which runs along thirty-two miles of pristine coastline and the Byways to Space network which includes six routes that cover 30 miles through or near the Stennis Space Center buffer zone. For more information, please visit www.visitinfinity.com or www.gulfcoastscenicbyways.com.