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Showing posts with label "Rocket City". Show all posts
Showing posts with label "Rocket City". Show all posts

Friday, November 4, 2016

There is another 'Rocket City' and it's where our military performs


U.S. 'rocket city' hits Islamic State targets in Mosul


Article Excerpt: "...The stated U.S. mission is not to head out with Iraqi soldiers to fight on the frontlines. Instead, they hit targets provided by the Iraqi army or through coalition surveillance with air strikes, GPS-aided rockets and conventional artillery.

The GPS-aided rockets, known by the acronym HMARS (high mobility artillery rocket system), have a range of up to 70 km and are positioned at a spot on the base the soldiers have dubbed 'rocket city. ..."


Reference: www.reuters.com

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Huntsville called “Rocket City” but rotorcraft industy growing continually as well


Huntsville called “Rocket City” but rotorcraft industy growing continually as well


Article Excerpt: "... Huntsville is already called the Rocket City, though the rotorcraft industry is continually growing in and around the area as well ..."


Reference: whnt.com

Monday, November 4, 2013

Rocket City engineers remaking space travel

Rocket scientists find sweet home in Alabama

Article Snip: "...Tucked away in the American Deep South is "Rocket City." In Huntsville, Ala., a new generation of rocket engineers want to remake space travel...."


Reference: www.washingtonpost.com

Friday, February 10, 2012

Breeding Rocket Scientists in the Rocket City

How Huntsville Breeds Rocket Scientists


Article Excerpt: "...Tim Pickens is the kind of guy that gives Huntsville its nickname: Rocket City. The name was there before he was, derived from the city’s high concentration of NASA and military space projects. But Pickens’ decades of involvement in the city’s space industry ..."


Reference: www.theatlanticcities.com

Saturday, November 26, 2011

The "Rocket City" is a company town

Company Towns, After The Company Leaves Town


Article Excerpt: "... Huntsville, Alabama is known to many as "Rocket City." Nearly half of the city's jobs are connected to space and defense funding. Now, with NASA and the Pentagon facing significant cuts ..."


Reference: www.npr.org

Monday, November 14, 2011

The 'Rocket City' Hopes For Another Boom

Alabama's 'Rocket City' Hopes For Another Boom


Article Excerpt: "... The place dubbed "Rocket City" is now a metropolitan area with 400,000 people, a high-tech enclave in a poor state. ..."


Reference: www.npr.org

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The Rocket City - a community defined by rocket industry pride

Charting a new frontier in old Dixie


Article Excerpt: "...The space theme pervades the city: Even the athletes get in on the action, with local fans rooting for the semiprofessional Rocket City Titans football team and Rocket City United soccer club. To take in these and other teams, visitors can pick up the All-Star Sports Pass. Buy one ticket and get another free to see the Dixie Derby Girls roller derby, Huntsville Havoc hockey and Huntsville Stars baseball teams in action. ..."


Reference: www.federaltimes.com

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Madison, Alabama

Madison Alabama


Adjoining the Rocket City you will find the beautiful Madison, Alabama. "Founded in 1869, Madison is located 10 miles west of Huntsville. We’re known for our high quality schools, quaint downtown, adjacency to Huntsville International Airport, festivals, walking trails, and family fun! Madison is a city of 40,055 people and growing."


Reference: www.ci.madison.al.us