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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

SpaceX is launching another rocket on Wednesday: Here’s how to watch


SpaceX is launching another rocket on Wednesday: Here’s how to watch


Article Excerpt: "... On Wednesday, June 3, the SpaceX team will begin its next mission, sending another batch of internet-providing satellites into low-Earth orbit. SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket will lift off from Cape Canaveral in Florida before deploying 60 small satellites for the ambitious Starlink project..."


Reference: news.yahoo.com

Edgar (Ed) Byron Bennett, Jr.


Edgar (Ed) Byron Bennett, Jr.


Article Excerpt: "... his experiences in the "real" world included working in Huntsville, AL in the aerospace industry (involving many NASA and military programs including Saturn V and Skylab), followed by twenty-plus years with the Tennessee Valley Authority, both in Knoxville on the design of the Bellefonte Nuclear Plant and in Chattanooga in design and technical support at the Sequoyah Nuclear Plant. Upon retirement from TVA in 1996, he led the life of a "bum," as he termed it, doing what ever he wanted to do ..."


Reference: www.timesfreepress.com

Alabama-Huntsville hockey saved by $500K in donations


Alabama-Huntsville hockey saved by $500K in donations


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Reference: www.espn.com

Monday, June 1, 2020

Redline Steel and Megan Fox Surpass Memorial Day Fundraising Goals and Donate over 2.5 Million


Redline Steel and Megan Fox Surpass Memorial Day Fundraising Goals and Donate over 2.5 Million


Article Excerpt: "... Redline Steel - http://www.RedlineSteel.com - America's top manufacturer of customized steel monograms and decor, announced today that their 2020 Memorial Day charity give-back "Soldier Memorial Piece" has surpassed their fundraising goals of $2 million dollars in product donations to over $2.5M! Redline Steel, owned by US Army Veteran Colin Wayne..."


Reference: yahoo.com

SpaceX's new 'Endeavour' spaceship just made history by docking to the International Space Station with 2 NASA astronauts inside


SpaceX's new 'Endeavour' spaceship just made history by docking to the International Space Station with 2 NASA astronauts inside


Article Excerpt: "... SpaceX on Saturday launched its first humans into space: veteran NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley..."


Reference: www.businessinsider.com

Thursday, May 28, 2020

State and local leaders optimistic about Huntsville landing Space Command amid newly launched search


State and local leaders optimistic about Huntsville landing Space Command amid newly launched search


Article Excerpt: "... Senator Jones and local leaders are standing firm in their belief that Huntsville is a perfect fit for Space Command. “I ask the Air Force about this every time I get a chance,” said Senator Jones. “This is something we are already doing in our community. We are already doing space and missile defense. We are doing a lot of things with NASA, a lot of things that impact Space Force already,” said Mayor Tommy Battle..."


Reference: whnt.com

Alabama adds 5,000+ coronavirus cases over the last 14 days as the state began lifting restrictions


Alabama adds 5,000+ coronavirus cases over the last 14 days as the state began lifting restrictions


Article Excerpt: "... last two days we have maybe had our highest days so far. We know a little bit of that has to do with increased testing, but I don’t think that explains all of it,” State Health Officer Scott Harris said. The state this month lifted most of the restrictions that had been in place, allowing restaurants, hair salons, entertainment venues and other places to open with social distancing requirements. The Memorial Day weekend drew crowds to Alabama's Gulf Coast beaches..."


Reference: www.usnews.com

Bad state data hides coronavirus threat


Bad state data hides coronavirus threat


Article Excerpt: "... In at least a dozen states, health departments have inflated testing numbers or deflated death tallies by changing criteria for who counts as a coronavirus victim and what counts as a coronavirus test, according to reporting from POLITICO, other news outlets and the states' own admissions. Some states have shifted the metrics for a “safe” reopening; Arizona sought to clamp down on bad news at one point by simply shuttering its pandemic modeling. About a third of the states aren’t even reporting hospital admission..."


Reference: www.msn.com

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

SpaceX, NASA scrub historic Demo-2 launch due to weather


SpaceX, NASA scrub historic Demo-2 launch due to weather


Article Excerpt: "... Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley were supposed to launch from Florida aboard a Falcon 9 rocket at 4:33 p.m. ET on Wednesday. Hans Koenigsmann, a vice president at SpaceX, said earlier in the week that preparations were complete, but to get off the ground, the team would need "the weather gods ... working with us."..."


Reference: www.cnet.com

The Rocket City (Huntsville) has the highest Census response rate of the state’s large cities


Shelby, Madison counties leading Alabama in Census response


Article Excerpt: "... In Madison County, Huntsville city has the highest response rate of the state’s large cities. Nearly 67 percent of households in the Rocket City have responded. Even so, Madison city next door leads the way in Madison County, with a response rate of 76.2 percent. That’s the exact same response rate the city had during the 2010 census, though Madison has grown rapidly since then...Click here to go to Census 2020"


Reference: www.msn.com

Monday, May 25, 2020

Memorial Day


Memorial Day


Article Excerpt: "... Memorial Day (previously, but now seldom, called Decoration Day[1]) is a federal holiday in the United States for honoring and mourning the military personnel who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.[2] The holiday is now observed on the last Monday of May, having been observed on May 30 from 1868 to 1970.[3] Many people visit cemeteries and memorials on Memorial Day to honor and mourn those who died while serving in the U.S. Military. Many volunteers place an American flag on graves of military personnel in national cemeteries..."


Reference: wikipedia.org

These Federal Agencies Have Seen the Most COVID-19 Deaths


These Federal Agencies Have Seen the Most COVID-19 Deaths


Article Excerpt: "... U.S. Postal Service: The mailing agency has seen 60 postal workers die from symptoms related to COVID-19. About 2,400 have tested positive for coronavirus-related disease while a whopping 17,000—or 3% of the USPS workforce—have been sent home on quarantine..."


Reference: www.govexec.com

Yellowhammer Brewing temporarily closes after employee tests positive for coronavirus


Yellowhammer Brewing temporarily closes after employee tests positive for coronavirus


Article Excerpt: "... In a social media post, Yellowhammer Brewing said one of their office members tested positive for the virus, but did not state when the test occurred..."


Reference: www.waaytv.com

Assembly of Mars rover’s rocket to begin this week


Assembly of Mars rover’s rocket to begin this week


Article Excerpt: "... The first stage of United Launch Alliance’s Atlas 5 rocket arrived at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Skid Strip runway May 18 aboard a Ukrainian-built Antonov An-124 transport plane. The cargo aircraft carried the 107-f0ot-long (32-meter) Atlas first stage from Huntsville, Alabama, near ULA’s rocket factory in Decatur..."


Reference: spaceflightnow.com

Alabama-Huntsville drops hockey, tennis programs in virus-related budget cuts


Alabama-Huntsville drops hockey, tennis programs in virus-related budget cuts


Article Excerpt: "...Alabama-Huntsville was one of the only southern schools to have a men's hockey varsity program. The Chargers won Division II national titles in 1996 and 1998 and were Division II runners-up in 1994 and 1997 before making the move to the Division I level for the 1998-99 season. Men's hockey had been the lone Division I sport for Alabama-Huntsville. It competes at the Division II level in all other sports..."


Reference: www.espn.com

Sunday, May 24, 2020

More Than 400 New COVID-19 Cases Confirmed In 24 Hours In Alabama


More Than 400 New COVID-19 Cases Confirmed In 24 Hours In Alabama


Article Excerpt: "... Between Saturday morning and Sunday morning, more than 400 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the state by the Alabama Department of Public Health. The state has now..."


Reference: yahoo.com

Friday, May 22, 2020

Alabama Is Packing Graduation Ceremonies and Overloading ICUs


Alabama Is Packing Graduation Ceremonies and Overloading ICUs


Article Excerpt: "... “There’s a relationship between what the curves are showing us and when the orders changed,” added Dionne-Odom, who noted that the first set of stay-at-home restrictions in early April mandated by the governor were loosened under a “safer-at-home” order on April 28. The “consistent, steady” uptick of daily case counts soon followed, she said. Montgomery County had 994 confirmed cases on Thursday, with 27 deaths. Mobile County had 1,822 confirmed cases, with 106 deaths..."


Reference: www.thedailybeast.com

President Trump says he may attend SpaceX manned rocket launch


President Trump says he may attend SpaceX manned rocket launch


Article Excerpt: "... Two US astronauts on the Crew Dragon will take off May 27 from Kennedy Space Center with help from SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket. They are to dock at the International Space Station, which is currently housing two Russians and one American. Sanitary conditions are being carefully controlled as the United States continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic..."


Reference: yahoo.com

Walton Goggins Narrates ‘NASA & SpaceX’ Docu On Launch Of Falcon 9 Rocket For Discovery & Science


Walton Goggins Narrates ‘NASA & SpaceX’ Docu On Launch Of Falcon 9 Rocket For Discovery & Science


Article Excerpt: "... NASA & SpaceX: Journey to the Future is set to air May 25 at 9 p.m. PT/ET on Science and at 10 p.m. PT/ET May 26 on Discovery. Discovery also will air the NASA/SpaceX launch live on May 27..."


Reference: www.msn.com

Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit will launch a rocket from midair Sunday


Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit will launch a rocket from midair Sunday


Article Excerpt: "... full demonstration launch Sunday, May 24, during a four-hour window that begins at 10 a.m. PT, with a backup window on Monday. The plan is for Cosmic Girl to take off from Mojave Air and Space Port in California and release the LauncherOne rocket over the Pacific Ocean. After a few seconds of free fall, the rocket's engine will ignite in midair for the first time and head toward low earth orbit..."


Reference: www.cnet.com

President said the US will not shut down again if a second wave of coronavirus infections emerges


President said the US will not shut down again if a second wave of coronavirus infections emerges


Article Excerpt: "... hammered the US economy in the past two months. “This is a country that’s meant to be open, not closed,” Trump said. “I want it open, and we’re going to open, and if there’s a fire, an ember, a flame someplace, we put it out.” Experts have warned that Southern states such as Alabama..."


Reference: nypost.com

Experts warn of second coronavirus wave in Dallas, Houston, Alabama


Experts warn of second coronavirus wave in Dallas, Houston, Alabama


Article Excerpt: "... Alabama city is out of intensive care beds. “Right now, if you’re from Montgomery, and you need an ICU bed, you’re in trouble,” Reed said at a news conference. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R) allowed restaurants, bars, retail businesses, churches, gyms and salons to reopen this month, and is expected to outline further steps this week. Dallas, Houston, Southeast Florida’s Gold Coast, the entire state of Alabama..."


Reference: www.washingtonpost.com

Alabama loosens more coronavirus restrictions as cases climb


Alabama loosens more coronavirus restrictions as cases climb


Article Excerpt: "... Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced Thursday that the state would reopen theaters, child care facilities and summer camps, even as she conceded case counts in the state are "not as good as would hope..."


Reference: www.msn.com

Meet Holly Ridings: The Woman Who Will Direct the Next Moon Landing


Meet The Woman Who Will Direct the Next Moon Landing


Article Excerpt: "... For Ridings, interest in space exploration started young: At Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama, she took a spin in the facility’s multi-axis trainer..."


Reference: www.airspacemag.com

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

NASA human spaceflight chief resigns with historic SpaceX launch days away


NASA human spaceflight chief resigns with historic SpaceX launch days away


Article Excerpt: "... Loverro's resignation as associate administrator for NASA's Human Exploration and Operations (HEO) Mission Directorate is a stunning development, as the agency counts down to the first orbital crew launch from U.S. soil in nearly a decade, which is scheduled to take place on May 27..."


Reference: www.msn.com