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Showing posts with label Marshall Space Flight Center. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Marshall Space Flight Center. Show all posts

Monday, August 6, 2018

Rocket City, Alabama: Space history and an eye on the future


Rocket City, Alabama: Space history and an eye on the future


Article Excerpt: "... moon shots, to the space shuttles and now NASA's still-in-development Space Launch System, rocket history inundates Huntsville, Alabama. Huntsville's nickname, Rocket City, is thanks largely to Wernher von Braun and his team of fellow German-born rocketeers who settled here in the 1950s. The city has long been home to the Army's Redstone Arsenal and NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center..."


Reference: phys.org

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

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Equipment for unmanned space flight takes off from Huntsville


Equipment for unmanned space flight takes off from Huntsville


Article Excerpt: "... Marshall Space Flight Center, said all major pieces of the rocket have been manufactured now, so NASA is more than halfway through with putting the massive rocket together for its first test flight. That first flight is slated for 2019 but ..."


Reference: www.waff.com

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Acting Administrator talks FY2019 NASA budget at Marshall


Acting Administrator talks FY2019 NASA budget at Marshall


Article Excerpt: "... The request calls for funding the agency, for FY19, at $19.9 billion – a $400 million increase over current annual funding. “It really reflects the administration’s confidence that America will lead the way back to the Moon, and take that next giant leap from where we made the first small step for humanity some 50 years ago,” explained Lightfoot. “The budget focuses NASA on its core exploration mission ..."


Reference: www.spaceflightinsider.com

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

Friday, March 17, 2017

U.S. Space & Rocket Center celebrates 47 years in Huntsville


U.S. Space & Rocket Center celebrates 47 years in Huntsville


Article Excerpt: "... The museum houses the National Historic Landmark Saturn V Moon Rocket, the Apollo 16 Command Module and the Pathfinder space shuttle display. There are more than 10,000 artifacts in it's collection with over 1000 items displayed including 27 missiles and rockets. The center is also a Smithsonian Affiliate Museum and is the Official Visitor Center for Marshall Space Flight Center..."


Reference: www.al.com

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Huntsville's Stowage Engineers keep track of everything on the space station for astronauts


Huntsville's Stowage Engineers keep track of everything on the space station for astronauts


Article Excerpt: "... Those people are at Huntsville's Marshall Space Flight Center, where one of the ISS's multiple support teams is located at the Payload Operations and Integration Center. They're called stowage engineers, and it's their job to know where everything is on the ISS at all times ..."


Reference: www.waaytv.com

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

NASA wants to use 3D printed Rocket Engine and produce spare parts in Space with 3D Printer


NASA wants to use 3D printed Rocket Engine and produce spare parts in Space with 3D Printer


Article Excerpt: "... A team at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, has developed and tested complex engine parts together, marking a step closer towards building a complete 3D printed, high-performance rocket engine in future ..."


Reference: www.albanydailystar.com

Friday, January 29, 2016

Former Congressman, Intelligence leader warns Huntsville of cyber attacks


Former Congressman, Intelligence leader warns Huntsville of cyber attacks


Mike Rogers
Article Excerpt: "... HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Chinese hackers are trying to penetrate and steal from Rocket City defense companies every day. That is the warning from former Michigan Congressman Mike Rogers..."

Reference: www.waff.com

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Director of NASA center in Ala announces retirement


Director of NASA center in Ala announces retirement


Article Excerpt: "...The message says Scheuermann says he will step down Nov. 13. He has been director of Marshall since 2012 ..."


Reference: www.decaturdaily.com

Friday, November 30, 2012

Marshall Space Flight Center Test Stand To Be Demolished

NASA demolishing historic rocket test stand at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville


Article Excerpt: "... The nation's space agency is tearing down a rocket test stand in Huntsville that was once used by engineers working to send astronauts to the moon. ..."


Reference: www.therepublic.com

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Goldman to leave NASA for Aerojet

MSFC Director Goldman Leaving NASA for Aerojet


Article Excerpt: "... Arthur “Gene” Goldman is leaving his post as director of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in Huntsville, Ala., to become head of Southeast Space Operations for Aerojet effective Aug. 6, the Sacramento, Calif., rocket-engine maker said. ..."


Reference: www.spacenews.com

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Marshall Space Flight Center Director Robert Lightfoot Happy With Budget

New NASA Budget Offers Stability for the Rocket City


Article Excerpt: "... expanding our reach into the solar system.
Marshall Space Flight Center Director Robert Lightfoot says, the new budget offers stability. ..."


Reference: www.waaytv.com

Saturday, September 17, 2011

NASA heavy-lift rocket program to launch Rocket City economy

Rocket decision seen as positive for Huntsville


Article Excerpt: "... It was welcome news in the Huntsville area since an estimated 1,500 local NASA contractors have been laid off since President Barack Obama scrapped the Constellation rocket program in favor of using commercial rockets. ..."


Reference: www.chron.com

Monday, March 14, 2011

The Rocket City steps in to oversee Japan's Kibo space complex

Japan Evacuates Space Station Control Center


Article Excerpt: "...NASA control centers in Houston and Huntsville, Ala., stepped in to oversee Japan's Kibo space complex, the station's largest laboratory, after the 8.9-magnitude earthquake hit Japan on Friday. Japan also has a robotic cargo ship docked at the station. ..."


Reference: discovery.com

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Rocket City: Marshall Space Flight Center to lead heavy-lift rocket program

Rocket City: Marshall Space Flight Center to lead heavy- lift rocket program


Under continued implementation Of 2010 Authorization Act Program Offices, NASA announced on Tuesday that the Marshall Space Flight Center in the Rocket City, will lead NASA's efforts on the heavy-lift rocket. The rocket will carry humans beyond low Earth orbit. The Heavy Lift Launch Vehicles (HLLV) are a type of rocket used to carry heavy items into orbit. HLLV's can send large satellites into higher orbits than their smaller counterparts. It is the distant goal of NASA to use heavy lift launch vehicles to eventually assist in the effort to let humans explore Mars.

This is good news for Huntsville, which is known globally, as the Rocket City. Technology programs like this tend to create new growth and give birth to new technology, creating new company upstarts ...and Huntsville, Alabama, is a leader in the space technology industry.

The Marshall Space Flight Center will house the program office for the Space Launch System and continue to support station operations as well.

Reference: Rocket-City.us