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

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Huntsville International Airport's Dreams Come True Files with FAA to Land SNC's Dream Chaser


Huntsville International Airport's Dreams Come True Files with FAA to Land SNC's Dream Chaser


Article Excerpt: "... The airport has signed a contract to apply for a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) license to land the small, shuttle-shaped ship in Huntsville. The licensing process will take two years. Local leaders see the license to land Dream Chaser as a step toward making the city a hub for the growing commercial space industry. Science payloads on the International Space Station are managed now by the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, and officials believe they can leverage that relationship to build a new space business in the "Rocket City ..."


Reference: satnews.com

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Huntsville is being considered for Boeing aircraft assembly plant

Officials wooing Boeing to build aircraft plant in Huntsville


Article Excerpt: "... Huntsville, home to much of Boeing’s missile and aerospace work, is being considered for the company’s aircraft business. ..."


Reference: www.enewscourier.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, January 27, 2012

The Rocket City [Wikipedia]

The Rocket City [Wikipedia]


Article Excerpt: "... The city is nicknamed "The Rocket City" for its close history with U.S. space missions. On January 31, 1958, ABMA placed America's first satellite, Explorer I, into orbit using a Jupiter C launch vehicle, a descendant of the Redstone. This brought national attention to Redstone Arsenal and Huntsville, with widespread recognition of this being a major center for high technology. ..."


Reference: wikipedia.org