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Sunday, January 13, 2019

Attorneys deny WHNT public records request about Huntsville school board member’s arrest


Attorneys deny WHNT public records request about Huntsville school board member’s arrest


Article Excerpt: "...says she has been falsely accused. You can read her full statement by clicking..."


Reference: whnt.com

Thursday, January 10, 2019

SpaceX launches final set of Iridium satellites


SpaceX launches final set of Iridium satellites


Article Excerpt: "... A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying a final set of 10 Iridium NEXT communications satellites blasted off from California early Friday to complete a $3 billion 75-satellite upgrade that will add long-awaited broadband and aircraft tracking services to Iridium's globe-spanning satellite telephone network ..."


Reference: www.msn.com

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Huntsville Councilman Will Culver’s DUI case “does not exist” in court record


Huntsville Councilman Will Culver’s DUI case “does not exist” in court record


Article Excerpt: "... Culver was arrested and booked into the Madison County Jail around 2:30 a.m. on April 22, 2018, charged with DUI, driving on the wrong side of the road, failure to signal, and improper lane usage. Police did not release what his blood alcohol level was at the time of his arrest ..."


Reference: whnt.com

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Victim says Huntsville police officer got special treatment in DUI case


Victim says Huntsville police officer got special treatment in DUI case


Article Excerpt: "...After a DUI charge against a Huntsville police officer was dropped, one man thinks he got special treatment...Lockett was hit by HPD officer Curtis Mitchell around 4 a.m. on March 17. The crash..."


Reference: www.waff.com

Mom arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle drugs to son in Madison County Jail


Mom arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle drugs to son in Madison County Jail


Article Excerpt: "... Marshall was arrested over the weekend and charged with promoting prison contraband, possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, and criminal trespassing ..."


Reference: www.waff.com

Up in the air: SpaceX, ULA launches postponed from Vandenberg Air Force Base


Up in the air: SpaceX, ULA launches postponed from Vandenberg Air Force Base


Article Excerpt: "... On Saturday, ULA released a statement noting that the new launch date and time would be provided after additional testing. “We continue to remedy the technical issues that caused the last scrub of the Delta IV Heavy, and are working with our partners, the National Reconnaissance Office and the U.S. Air Force, to ensure that we fly when it is safe to do so,” said Gary Wentz, vice president of government and commercial programs for ULA ..."


Reference: santamariatimes.com

Government shutdown: How many federal workers in Alabama aren’t being paid


Government shutdown: How many federal workers in Alabama aren’t being paid


Article Excerpt: "... according to data from Governing.com. About half of these work at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, with some 95 percent of NASA employees furloughed ..."


Reference: www.wtvy.com

Elon Musk reveals look of new Starship test rocket


Elon Musk reveals look of new Starship test rocket


Article Excerpt: "...SpaceX is moving forward with its eventual replacement for its Falcon rockets, the SpaceX Starship. Elon Musk tweeted a rendering of what the test vehicle will look like when completed. The image shows a stainless steel rocket ..."


Reference: www.orlandosentinel.com

We could drill water wells in Martian ice to survive on the Red Planet


We could drill water wells in Martian ice to survive on the Red Planet


Article Excerpt: "... Luckily, we know how to drill ice for water. Such wells are already in operation in Antarctica, and now it seems it might be possible to get them working on Mars too. In 2018, pictures from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter revealed eight cliffs of water ice ..."


Reference: www.newscientist.com

Monday, January 7, 2019

Jewelry Heist Suspects in Custody Within 7 Hours of Smash and Grab Robbery

$135K in jewelry taken in 60-second heist at Huntsville store; suspects captured

Rolex Day-Date II 41 President Platinum Watch Ice Blue Dial 218206 Box/Papers

Article Excerpt: "... The heist began around 4:30 p.m. Saturday — just 30 minutes before closing time at Loring & Co. jewelry store on Airport Road. In less than 60 seconds, multiple Rolex watches..."

Reference: www.al.com

Friday, January 4, 2019

Police confirm I-565 shooting victim died, Birmingham man arrested and charged in connection


Police confirm I-565 shooting victim died, Birmingham man arrested and charged in connection


Article Excerpt: "... Huntsville Police said that Watts then told officers that he “shot the man” and “wanted a lawyer." They placed Watts in the back of a patrol car and secured the gun. The other passengers in the van told police they worked for a cleaning company out of Birmingham. They said they heard the gunshot and then Watts stated that the victim had shot himself ..."


Reference: whnt.com

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Orbiter Fidget Spinner: Great Inexpensive New Year Gift For Your Rocket City Friends


Orbiter Fidget Spinner: Great Inexpensive New Year Gift For Your Rocket City Friends

Orbiter Fidget Spinner
Orbiter Fidget Spinner

Article Excerpt: "... This Magnetic Orbiter Hand Fidget toy can help reduce stress and anxiety for Kids & Adults, also effective for Focus and Deep Thought. Great gift for those employed in the space and rocket related industry..."

Reference: www.amazon.com

Shooting on Melrose Road just after 2:30 Thursday morning


Huntsville Police investigating overnight shooting


Article Excerpt: "... Huntsville Police told us two black males wearing all black and "scream masks" walked up to the victim..."


Reference: www.waaytv.com

Man shot in van on I-565 in Huntsville


Man shot in van on I-565 in Huntsville


Article Excerpt: "... Johnson said six people, all believed to be co-workers from the Birmingham area, were traveling east in a van on I-565. Police said it wasn’t immediately clear whether the van pulled over before the shooting ..."


Reference: www.al.com

U.S. Space and Rocket Center hosting job fair today (Thursday)


U.S. Space and Rocket Center hosting job fair today (Thursday)


Article Excerpt: "... The center is hiring Space Camp counselors, ropes challenge course instructors and food service workers. Applicants are asked to dress in business attire and bring a resume ..."


Reference: whnt.com

United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy carrying the NROL-71 mission


Launch of New US Spy Satellite Delayed to Early 2019


Article Excerpt: "... "The United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy carrying the NROL-71 mission will launch no earlier than Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019," ULA representatives said in a statement."The mission will launch from Space Launch Complex-6 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California ..."


Reference: www.space.com

SpaceX crew capsule, Falcon 9 rocket roll out to pad 39A in Florida for tests


SpaceX crew capsule, Falcon 9 rocket roll out to pad 39A in Florida for tests


Article Excerpt: "... SpaceX rolled out the company’s first space-worthy Crew Dragon spacecraft and its Falcon 9 launcher to pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida for the first time Thursday, beginning a series of fit checks before the commercial spaceship takes off on its first orbital test flight..."


Reference: spaceflightnow.com

Quadrantid Meteor Shower of 2019 Hits North America Tonight (Thursday)


Quadrantid Meteor Shower of 2019 Hits North America at Wrong Time


Article Excerpt: "... Of the dozen or so annual meteor showers, only three produce rates possibly numbering over 100 per hour: August's Perseids, December's Geminids and — due to peak late this week — January's Quadrantid meteor shower ..."


Reference: www.space.com

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

There is a ton of exciting space stuff on tap for 2019


There is a ton of exciting space stuff on tap for 2019


Article Excerpt: "...So with the dawn of a new year, we're looking ahead to what may come in 2019 for those eagerly waiting as the government and private spaceflight push back against the final frontier. Small-sat launch race, Commercial crew, Space tourism, Planetary science, Starship..."


Reference: arstechnica.com

China's iSpace to launch orbital rocket before July 2019


China's iSpace to launch orbital rocket before July 2019


Article Excerpt: "... Chinese private firm iSpace said it will complete its first orbital rocket launch in the first half of 2019. iSpace, also known as Beijing Interstellar Glory Space Technology, said on Wednesday that it ..."


Reference: www.globaltimes.cn