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In June 2020, Relativity, the first and only company to integrate 3D printing, robotics and software to design, build, test and launch orbital rockets in just days, once again expanded at NASA’s Stennis Space Center, home of the space agency’s largest rocket testing site. The $2.4 million investment supports the growth of Relativity’s rocket vehicle and engine testing capabilities and falls on the heels of the company’s 2019 expansion of Stennis’s E4 rocket engine test complex, a $59 million investment that is creating 190 jobs.
Also at Stennis, NASA recently awarded Aerojet Rocketdyne a $1.79 billion contract for 18 additional RS-25 engines for its Artemis program, which aims to return astronauts to the moon by 2024. The sophisticated engines will be assembled and tested in Hancock County and will power the Space Launch Systems, which will carry astronauts