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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

How we vote — by age, education, race and sexual orientation


How we voted — by age, education, race and sexual orientation


Article Excerpt: Pie charts demonstrate how America votes, how we voted — by age, education, race and sexual orientation


Reference: usatoday.com

Thursday, June 14, 2018

NASA’s Opportunity rover is in a deep sleep on Mars — The vehicle just needs to ride out a nasty dust storm


NASA’s Opportunity rover is in a deep sleep on Mars — but there’s hope it will wake up again


Article Excerpt: "... On Mars, NASA’s Opportunity rover has run out of so much power it can’t communicate with Earth anymore — but that doesn’t mean the vehicle is dead yet. The robot is in a deep sleep, thanks to a particularly nasty dust storm that’s blocking sunlight from hitting its solar panels. NASA engineers are optimistic that the rover will be able to wake up ..."


Reference: www.theverge.com

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

U.S. Space and Rocket Center begins $20 million project to restore rockets

U.S. Space and Rocket Center begins $20 million project to restore rockets


Apollo 11" Lunar Approach Model
Article Excerpt: "... The historic rockets are being taken down to begin a restoration process in anticipation of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Lunar Landing. "With it being just 404 days away, we have to get started now," said Deborah Barnhart the CEO & Executive Director of the Rocket Center ..."

Reference: whnt.com

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Private investigator takes on Jason Klonowski murder mystery in Madison County


Private investigator takes on Jason Klonowski murder mystery in Madison County


Article Excerpt: "... shot three times in the back of the head four days earlier. A baseball cap covered his wounds. Just a month earlier, Klonowski stood on a homemade stage in his yard, vowing not to give up until two Madison County sheriff's deputies were imprisoned ..."


Reference: www.al.com

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Space pioneer Georg von Tiesenhausen dies at Alabama home


Space pioneer Georg von Tiesenhausen dies at Alabama home


Article Excerpt: "... HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Georg von Tiesenhausen, the last of the German rocket team that launched the U.S. space program, has died at his Alabama home. He was 104 ..."


Reference: www.sfgate.com

Friday, June 1, 2018

Huntsville Police set up safety checkpoints Friday, June 1 thru...


Huntsville Police set up safety checkpoints


Article Excerpt: "... Those stopped at a Traffic Safety Checkpoint should be prepared to present their driver license, proof of insurance, and vehicle tag registration to police officers ..."


Reference: www.waff.com

Vermont will pay remote workers $10,000 to move there


Vermont will pay remote workers $10,000 to move there


Article Excerpt: "... If you and your laptop are considering moving to Vermont, the state wants to sweeten the deal. Under a bill that Gov. Phil Scott signed into law Wednesday, remote workers who put down roots in Vermont will be eligible for up to $10,000 in moving expenses and other costs ..."


Reference: www.burlingtonfreepress.com

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Cigar Box Guitar Festival in Huntsville


Cigar Box Guitar Festival in Huntsville


Article Excerpt: "... So whether you’re interested in the art, or learning to play; making one of these instruments yourself or just taking in the array of musical possibilities, you won’t want to miss out. Microwave Dave and Hymn 4 Her will play a free concert Friday night at 6, then the 14th annual Cigar Box Guitar Festival is Saturday from 10 am to 9 pm. It all takes place at Lowe Mill in Huntsville ..."


Reference: apr.org

Fred Hudson Recognized for Bringing Huntsville Hockey To New Heights


Fred Hudson Recognized for Bringing Huntsville Hockey To New Heights


Article Excerpt: "... When Fred Hudson and his family moved from Connecticut to Huntsville, Alabama, in the 1960s, Hudson told his wife to get rid of his family’s ice skates and sleds. Thankfully, Hudson’s wife did not oblige. Shortly after the Hudsons moved to Alabama, the family discovered the local hockey rink. In no time Hudson was helping start the city’s first-ever hockey association ..."


Reference: www.usahockey.com

Reading Books and Playing Games May Help Prevent Dementia: Study


Reading Books and Playing Games May Help Prevent Dementia: Study


Article Excerpt: "...Playing board games and reading books may be casual pastimes, but new research suggests that activities like these can have a real impact on a person’s risk for developing dementia in old age..."


Reference: time.com

Monday, May 28, 2018

Motorcyclist hurt in Sunday crash in Huntsville


Motorcyclist hurt in Sunday crash in Huntsville


Article Excerpt: "... Huntsville Police said witnesses told them a man driving a car ran a red light. Police said the driver of the car wasn’t cited ..."


Reference: whnt.com/2018

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean, 4th man on moon, is dead at 86


Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean, 4th man on moon, is dead at 86


Article Excerpt: "... Alan Bean, the fourth man to walk on the moon and one of only 12 to have set foot there, died at 86 on Saturday, according to a statement on NASA's website. Bean was a US Navy test pilot prior to being picked by NASA ..."


Reference: www.cnet.com

Hepatitis A outbreak confirmed in Nashville


Hepatitis A outbreak confirmed in Nashville


Article Excerpt: "... Large hepatitis A outbreaks have been occurring since early 2017 in several other states, including ongoing outbreaks in Kentucky and Indiana, spreading from person to person primarily among people who are homeless and people who use drugs. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), those at greatest risk of exposure to hepatitis A in the current outbreaks include: Illicit drug users (not just injection drug use), Men who have sexual contact with men, Individuals experiencing homelessness..."


Reference: www.wsmv.com

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Antares rocket launch kicks off space station’s next commercial cargo delivery


Antares rocket launch kicks off space station’s next commercial cargo delivery


Article Excerpt: "...The two-stage launcher ignited its two Russian-made RD-181 main engines at 4:44:06 a.m. EDT (0844:06 GMT) Monday, and the Antares rocket lifted off a few seconds later from pad 0A at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport on Virginia’s Eastern Shore ..."


Reference: spaceflightnow.com

Monday, May 21, 2018

An arm like a rocket: Cardinals' phenom, Jordan Hicks hits 105 mph on radar gun twice


Cardinals' phenom, Houston native Jordan Hicks hits 105 mph on radar gun


Article Excerpt: "... On Sunday, Hicks made waves by hitting 105 mph on the radar gun twice to become the first pitcher to throw multiple pitches at that speed in the same game in the past 10 seasons. Current Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman is the only other pitcher to be officially clocked at 105 mph in that same time span, which is the only time verifiable pitch-speed data has been kept ..."


Reference: www.chron.com

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Antares rocket rolls to Virginia launch pad, liftoff delayed to Monday


Antares rocket rolls to Virginia launch pad, liftoff delayed to Monday


Article Excerpt: "... Orbital ATK transferred an Antares rocket and Cygnus supply ship to their launch pad on Virginia’s Eastern Shore late Thursday for a liftoff now targeted for Monday with more than 7,200 pounds of cargo heading for the International Space Station ..."


Reference: spaceflightnow.com

Four Grissom High students get perfect ACT score


Four Grissom High students get perfect ACT score


Article Excerpt: "... Allison Hu, Jack Smalligan, Conner Morgan, and Kevin Yang, all 11th grade students at Grissom High School, each received a perfect score of 36 on their ACT ..."


Reference: www.wbrc.com

China's First Private Space Rocket Launch Ever Was This Week


China's First Private Space Rocket Launch Ever Was This Week


Article Excerpt: "... OneSpace Technologies conducted the first private rocket launch in Chinese history this week, firing off the 30-foot (9 meter) OS-X from a platform in northwest China on Thursday, according to CNN ..."


Reference: gizmodo.com

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Man shot during Sunday-night argument about social media, Huntsville police say


Man shot during Sunday-night argument about social media, Huntsville police say


Article Excerpt: "...The victim was on the porch with another man when the accused shooter came over to talk about their ongoing social media argument, Johnson said. Cash was taken from another man, according to police ..."


Reference: www.al.com