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NASA Space Technology Laboratories in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi (1979)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1979-08-03

Duration: 00:18:44

Subjects: Environment | NASA | United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration | National Space Technology Laboratories (U.S.) | Space Shuttle Program (U.S.) | Satellites | Water hyacinth | HAZARDOUS WASTES | Sewage treatment plants


  • George, Beth Host
  • Blome, Ron Host
  • Hlass, Jerry Interviewee
  • Congdon, Barney Interviewee
  • Wolverton, B. C. Interviewee


This segment from the August 3, 1979, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features an in-depth report on the work of NASA’s National Space Technology Laboratories in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. This report touches on the following topics: the transfer of technology from the space program to state governments to help in solving everyday problems; the testing of the main engines for the space shuttle; the use of remote sensing technology from earth resources satellites to identify resources on the ground, like wheat fields; and research into the use of the water hyacinth as a natural filter in treating hazardous wastes and sewage. Host: Beth George Host: Ron Blome