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

Monday, March 5, 2018

The New Age of Aerospace Is in Huntsville, Alabama

The New Age of Aerospace Is in Huntsville, Alabama

Article Excerpt: "...Huntsville, Alabama, was known as Rocket City in the 1960s, when NASA built giant Saturn V rockets here to launch American astronauts to the moon. The city’s economy was so reliant on the space program that once those Apollo missions wrapped in 1975, Huntsville nose-dived into a recession. Fortunately, along came the..."

Reference: www.msn.com

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Huntsville Revisited

Huntsville Revisited

Huntsville Revisited
Huntsville Revisited
Article Excerpt:


Archiving the people, places, and events of Huntsville-Madison County, Alabama since 1968. On Facebook since 2008...come join the fun!


Founded in 1978, Huntsville Revisited
is dedicated to preserving and sharing the rich, diverse history of Huntsville-Madison County, Alabama. You will find Huntville's most diverse collection of photos and stories anywhere. Companion sites include Alabama Revisited, and Huntsville-Madison County Video Revisited.

Reference: Huntsville Revisited (Facebook)

Friday, November 16, 2012

Huntsville Revisited - a 'Rocket City' treasure

Huntsville Revisited: Rocket City Native Keeps Community Legacy Alive Online

Huntsville Revisited (Facebook)
Article Excerpt: "... You can’t always get the full story from history books or even on the Internet. But a native son of the Rocket City has engaged the citizens of Huntsville in a conversation about the past, and it’s caught on like wildfire. William Hampton did so through the Facebook page Huntsville Revisited. ..."

Reference: whnt.com

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Von Braun: Dreamer of Space, Engineer of War (Vintage, Book, Amazon)

Von Braun: Dreamer of Space, Engineer of War (Vintage)Wernher von Braun

Michael J. Neufeld, curator and space historian at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, delivers a brilliantly nuanced biography of Wernher von Braun, Von Braun: Dreamer of Space, Engineer of War (Vintage).

Chief rocket engineer of the Third Reich and one of the fathers of the U.S. space program, Wernher von Braun is a source of consistent fascination. Glorified as a visionary and vilified as a war criminal, he was a man of profound moral complexities, whose intelligence and charisma were coupled with an enormous and, some would say, blinding ambition. Based on new sources, Neufeld's biography delivers a meticulously researched and authoritative portrait of the creator of the V-2 rocket and his times, detailing how he was a man caught between morality and progress, between his dreams of the heavens and the earthbound realities of his life.

Reference: Von Braun: Dreamer of Space, Engineer of War (Vintage)

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

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Rocket City Historical Note

Echoes of Sputnik in Modern Rocket Race for Space?

Article Excerpt: "... "I was reviewing the development of the Sprint missile, which had gone through about 12 months of failure," the 90-year old retired general said from his home in Huntsville, Alabama. "I was reviewing the details with him, what we learned and how we'll improve. His answer to me was 'Shut up and sit down, I know you're gonna make it work!'" ..."

Reference: www.foxnews.com