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On Feb. 13, 2019, about two weeks after a monthlong government furlough ended, NASA conducted the first RS-25 engine test of 2019 on the A-1 Test Stand at Stennis Space Center

 

 

Operators participate in a B Test Complex test control center training session in June 2019 on procedures that will be used for core stage testing. The training involved operators from Stennis Space Center, as well as NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility, Aerojet Rocketdyne and The Boeing Company as they prepare to test the Space Launch Center core stage on the B-2 Test Stand at Stennis in 2020.

 

 

A young visitor collects a memento during activities hosted July 20, 2019, by Stennis Space Center and INFINITY Science Center to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission that carried the first humans to the surface of the Moon.

 

Children wonder at a demonstration during annual Take Our Children to Work Day activities at Stennis Space Center on July 18, 2019.

 

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A practice lift of a Space Launch System (SLS) core stage “spider” component in July 2019 offers a panoramic view of the A Test Complex and its A-1, A-2 and A-3 stands at Stennis Space Center. NASA is building the new SLS rocket to return humans to the Moon and, eventually, travel to Mars.

 

 

The Space Launch System (SLS) core stage pathfinder replica is shown installed on the B-2 Test Stand at Stennis Space Center following an Aug. 23-24, 2019, lift and handling exercise. The pathfinder is a size-and-weight replica of the actual SLS core stage, which will be installed and tested on the B-2 Test Stand in 2020. It was used to practice lifting and handling techniques prior to arrival of the actual core stage.

 

 

Stennis Space Center family members enjoy a hands-on exhibit during Family Day activities at INFINITY Science Center on Nov. 2, 2019.

 

 

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Patrice is married to Greg Boykin and they have two sons, Bradley & Alex Boykin. Patrice is a lifetime resident of Simpson County. Patrice retired after 25 years in the Insurance industry where 23 of those years were with State Farm Insurance in Magee. She is very active in the community and has served in several leadership roles. Patrice has been a Secretary for the Magee Touchdown Club for 19 years and President of the MS Scholars of Simpson County. Patrice was a member of the Magee Adopt A School Program. She was elected to a term on the Simpson County School Board. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Magee Chamber of Commerce. She serves on the Keep Magee Beautiful Committee and is a member of the Advisory Committee for the Simpson County Technical Center. Patrice is a member of the Simpson County Republican Executive Committee. Multiple times, Patrice was named Parent of the Year for Magee Schools as well as District Parent of the Year for the Simpson County School District. Patrice & her family are members of New Hope Baptist Church.

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