JOHN C. STENNIS SPACE CENTER DIRECTOR’S VIRTUAL BRIEFING SET FOR 5/5/21 AT 10 AM

Hancock Co., Miss. Apr. 27, 2021 – The 9th Annual John C. Stennis Space Center Director’s Briefing is scheduled for Wednesday, May 5th at 10 a.m. This event brings together over 100 business and industry leaders from Mississippi and Louisiana to hear a yearly report directly from key leadership at Stennis Space Center, the U.S. Navy and the Michoud Assembly Facility. Speakers for this year include Dr. Richard Gilbrech, Director of Stennis Space Center; Robert Champion, Director of Michoud Assembly Facility; Rear Admiral John Okon, Commander of Naval Meteorology & Oceanography Command at Stennis; and Michael McDaniel, General Manager of Aerojet Rocketdyne at Stennis and Chairman of INFINITY Science Center. This meeting will be held virtually.

“We want decision makers and interested citizens to know and understand the value and importance of these two NASA assets and what it means to all of us as a significant source of employment and income for this region,” said Mark Glorioso, Chairman of the Partners for Stennis & Michoud Board.

Following the presentations and panel discussion, a virtual press conference will be held.  Journalists will simply remain on the conference after the meeting concludes and ask their questions.  The press conference will be moderated by Partners for Stennis & Michoud.  

The 9th Annual Center Director’s Briefing is presented by Lockheed Martin.  Supporting sponsors include Aerojet Rocketdyne, Boeing, Keesler Federal Credit Union and SAIC.  

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JOHN C. STENNIS SPACE CENTER

NASA Stennis Space Center is a unique federal and commercial city that is home to more than 50 federal, state, academic and private organizations and numerous technology-based companies.  For more than five decades, Stennis has served as America’s largest rocket engine 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.  The direct economic impact of the center in the surrounding 50-mile radius is $583.8 million. The direct global economic impact is $875.3 million.

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.  The direct economic impact of the facility in the region is around $342 million.  The direct global economic impact is $800 million.

PARTNERS FOR STENNIS & MICHOUD
Partners for Stennis & Michoud is a coalition of Mississippi and Louisiana citizens and businesses.  We advocate for the support and growth of these two NASA assets that create a demand for a highly skilled regional workforce.  We also support the marketing of Stennis and Michoud as a two-state technology corridor.  Our members are volunteer representatives from businesses, chambers of commerce, economic development agencies, educational institutions, local governments, community groups and private citizens.

 

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