Thursday, February 13, 2014

SSC global impact nears $1B

STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. – NASA's Stennis Space Center in 2013 had a global impact of $940 million, up from last year's $882 million. It also had a direct impact of $619 million on the local economy in a 50-mile radius, down from the $682 million in 2012. SSC, best known for rocket engine testing, now has 41 resident agencies and 5,000 total employees at its sprawling site near the Mississippi/Louisiana state line. SSC Director Rick Gilbrech said Thursday at his annual community breakfast briefing that he expects 2014 to be as good or better than last. (Source: Sun Herald, 02/13/14)