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Local Student Completes NASA Internship

Fort Valley State University graduate Lucas LaPlace of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, completed an internship at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss., earlier this year.
LaPlace is the son of Lawrence and Lucy LaPlace.
As part of the internship, LaPlace, an agriculture engineering technology major, conducted a research project entitled “Water Treatment and Emissions.”
NASA internships provide a single pathway for diverse and highly qualified students from a broad cross-section of academic institutions to engage in scientific, engineering and professional internships at NASA centers and facilities.
Built in the 1960s to test the huge engines for the Saturn V moon rockets, Stennis Space Center, in Hancock County, Mississippi, is America’s largest rocket engine test complex. Stennis is now testing the engines that will help power the core stage of NASA’s new Space Launch System (SLS). It is preparing to test the actual core stage that will be used on the first SLS uncrewed mission as well.
For information about NASA internships, visit: https://intern.nasa.gov/
For information about Stennis Space Center, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/stennis/
 

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