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Monday, July 16, 2018

Lockheed Martin To Help UK Space Agency Build First Commercial Spaceport; Launch First Orbital Rocket


Lockheed Martin To Help UK Space Agency Build First Commercial Spaceport; Launch First Orbital Rocket


Article Excerpt: "... The countdown to the first orbital rocket launch from UK soil has officially begun," said Patrick Wood, Lockheed Martin's UK Country Executive for Space. "The UK Government has stated its desire to grow the UK's space sector to ten percent of the global space economy by 2030. We are proud to be selected to help them achieve this goal. This initiative will not only spark advancements in science and innovation, it will create new opportunities for current and future UK-based suppliers to become part of the next space age ..."


Reference: www.prnewswire.com

Sunday, July 15, 2018

“Operation Southern Shield” speed enforcement task force will run through Sunday, July 22


Georgia, Alabama, 3 other states in speed enforcement task


Article Excerpt: "... week-long speed enforcement operation beginning Monday. “Operation Southern Shield” will ..."


Reference: whnt.com

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Jerry Seinfeld Coming to the Huntsville VBC Mark C. Smith Concert Hall on Fri, Aug 17


Jerry Seinfeld Coming to the Huntsville VBC Mark C. Smith Concert Hall on Fri, Aug 17


Article Excerpt: "... Arguably one of the greatest comedians of his time, Jerry Seinfeld has been entertaining audiences with his witty observations of the mundane little wrinkles of life since he stepped up to the mic in 1976. Graduating from a gruelling 300 stand-up shows a year..."


Reference: www.huntsville-theater.com

A space odyssey: Allen science teacher goes to camp at U.S. Space & Rocket Center


A space odyssey: Allen science teacher goes to camp at U.S. Space & Rocket Center


Article Excerpt: "... the Honeywell Educators at Space Academy, hosted by the United States Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Every year, Honeywell offers a scholarship program to send K-12 teachers who apply and are accepted on a five-day space camp to Huntsville. Tuition, meals and accommodations, round-trip airfare, program materials and a flight suit are all included in the scholarship. Chapates applied ..."


Reference: starlocalmedia.com

One Dead in Huntsville Taco Bell shooting, police reveal the suspected shooter’s identity


One person dies in Huntsville Taco Bell shooting, police reveal the suspected shooter’s identity


Article Excerpt: "...the Taco Bell on Airport Road in Huntsville... Investigators say that both the victim and the person in custody are employees who worked at the restaurant ..."


Reference: whnt.com

Huntsville, Toyota expect 'minimal disruption' with work suspension


Huntsville, Toyota expect 'minimal disruption' with work suspension


Article Excerpt: "... Toyota-Mazda manufacturing plant in Huntsville-annexed Limestone County has been temporarily suspended ..."


Reference: www.decaturdaily.com

Two teenagers arrested in connection with fatal shooting in Huntsville


Two teenagers arrested in connection with fatal shooting in Huntsville


Article Excerpt: "... A shooting yesterday in Huntsville left one woman dead, and police have arrested two teenagers in connection with the crime. The shooting happened Friday around 8 p.m., according to Lt. Michael Johnson of Huntsville police. He said Charity Fennell, 27..."


Reference: www.al.com/

Friday, July 13, 2018

Investigators say Huntsville woman and granddaughter were killed after drug run


Investigators say Huntsville woman and granddaughter were killed after drug run


Article Excerpt: "... Sometime in early June, investigators said Aguilar, Palomino, Mendoza and a fourth woman traveled to Norcross, Ga., to pick up a quarter of a kilogram of methamphetamine and bring it back to Huntsville. Investigators said they believe Mendoza and the woman were members of the Mexico-based Sinaloa cartel and were moving the drugs for the criminal organization..."


Reference: www.waaytv.com

Toyota-Mazda halts Huntsville plant construction due to fish


Toyota-Mazda halts Huntsville plant construction due to fish


Article Excerpt: "... Toyota issued the following response on Thursday, July 12: We are aware of the Center for Biological Diversity’s concerns regarding the sunfish. Throughout the planning and design of this project we continue to work closely with US Fish and Wildlife Service, the City of Huntsville and our joint venture partner, Mazda, to ensure that the necessary protections are in place. Mazda and Toyota continue to make environmental preservation a priority and we are committed to developing the property sustainability. We have temporarily suspended construction to allow for additional technical surveys to be completed and confirm that the sunfish will be protected. We anticipate that this will be a short-term suspension and that construction will resume shortly with minimal disruption..."


Reference: www.newswest9.com

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Habitat Protection Sought for Spring Pygmy Sunfish which is at imminent risk of being destroyed by plans to build a massive automobile plant in the watershed


Habitat Protection Sought for Spring Pygmy Sunfish


Article Excerpt: "... The fish now lives in approximately six stream miles and 1,435 acres of spring pools and associated wetlands around the Beaverdam Spring and Creek watershed. This remaining occupied habitat is at imminent risk of being destroyed by plans to build a massive automobile plant in the watershed. “Habitat destruction pushed this little fish to the brink of extinction, and it’ll be the final nail in the coffin if the Service doesn’t protect what little habitat remains,” said Elise Bennett, a staff attorney at the Center. “Allowing urban sprawl and manufacturing plants to degrade the spring pygmy sunfish’s unprotected pools and wetlands puts the entire species at risk.” ...In 2013 the Fish and Wildlife Service protected the sunfish as a threatened species and proposed protections for eight stream miles and 1,617 acres of spring pool and spring-influenced critical habitat in Limestone County, Ala..."


Reference: www.endangeredspeciesnews.com

Police arrest pregnant car theft suspect who jumped off I-65 bridge and evades police for two hours


Police arrest pregnant car theft suspect who jumped off I-65 bridge


Article Excerpt: "... The woman got out and jumped nearly 40 feet to dry land. Authorities said she took off into the marshy area and it took them about two hours to find her and arrest her..."


Reference: www.waff.com

Monday, July 9, 2018

Great Places to Retire Near the Mountains


Great Places to Retire Near the Mountains


Article Excerpt: "... As one of the 10 Cheapest States Where You'll Want to Retire, the Heart of Dixie boasts many great spots for affordable living. And Huntsville, in northern Alabama, is one of the best. It offers all the low-cost, low-tax advantages as the rest of the state, but adds more generous incomes among retirement-age residents. The average household income for 65+ households in Alabama is $44,934. Home to NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, the Redstone Arsenal and the Huntsville campus of the University of Alabama, the city offers a robust economy and a highly educated population ..."


Reference: finance.yahoo.com

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Launching the sixth branch of the US armed forces - U. S. Space Force


Launching the sixth branch of the US armed forces


Article Excerpt: "... The U.S. president’s direction to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Joe Dunford, to establish a sixth force — a space force — caught most by surprise. Naturally, the social media universe started making references to “Star Wars,” “The Expanse” and other science fiction mainstays. The fact is, conflict in space is already occurring ..."


Reference: www.defensenews.com

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Cool Spaces: Huntsville's historic Quietdale mansion lives on (401 Quietdale Drive Northeast, Huntsville, AL)


Cool Spaces: Huntsville's historic Quietdale mansion lives on


Article Excerpt: "... The original lady, Caroline Moore Robinson, who built Quietdale in 1854, gave permission for the tracks to be laid through her land as long as the train would stop and pick up her and her children so they could go to town to sell their daffodils, Jones said as she talked about her home of more than two decades ..."


Reference: www.al.com

Troopers: Huntsville motorcyclist clocked at 161 mph


Troopers: Huntsville motorcyclist clocked at 161 mph


Article Excerpt: "... the trooper had lost sight of the vehicle and was unable to make a stop ..."


Reference: www.al.com

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Counter-protester with gun at Huntsville immigration rally charged with reckless endangerment


Counter-protester with gun at Huntsville immigration rally charged with reckless endangerment


Article Excerpt: "... officers reviewed video taken from the scene that Johnson said shows that Sealy “pulled a gun in a criminal manner” and used it to try and “intimidate” people at the rally. Sealy was then charged with reckless endangerment ..."


Reference: whnt.com

Alabama law bars possession of a firearm at a public demonstration

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Japanese rocket loses thrust, explodes after takeoff


Japanese rocket loses thrust, explodes after takeoff


Article Excerpt: "... What was expected to be Japan's first privately developed rocket to reach outer space burst into flames shortly after takeoff, leaving officials at Interstellar Technologies Inc. puzzled about what went wrong. The unmanned ..."


Reference: www.upi.com

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Japan space explorer arrives at asteroid to collect samples


Japan space explorer arrives at asteroid to collect samples


Article Excerpt: "... A Japanese space explorer arrived at an asteroid Wednesday after a 3½-year journey and now begins its real work of trying to blow a crater to collect samples to eventually bring back to Earth ..."


Reference: www.foxnews.com

Huntsville man stops in Utah on his mission to make a difference, one lawn at a time


Huntsville man stops in Utah on his mission to make a difference, one lawn at a time


Article Excerpt: "... Rodney Smith Jr. wants to give free lawn care to those who are elderly, single mothers, have disabilities or are veterans. It's part of his "50 States 50 Lawns," project. Monday, Utah became the 34th state on his list ..."


Reference: www.ksl.com

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Technical Glitch Again Delays 1st Commercial Launch of Rocket Lab's Electron Booster


Technical Glitch Again Delays 1st Commercial Launch of Rocket Lab's Electron Booster


Article Excerpt: "... Rocket Lab's Electron small-satellite launcher will have to wait a bit longer to take to the skies on its first commercial flight. The 57-foot-tall (17 meters) Electron rocket was scheduled to lift off today (June 26) from Rocket Lab's New Zealand launch site ..."


Reference: www.space.com