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Saturday, February 16, 2019

PPG Foundation Invests $45,000 in 8 Alabama Organizations


PPG Foundation Invests $45,000 in 8 Alabama Organizations


Article Excerpt: "... PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced that the PPG Foundation recently invested $45,000 in eight Alabama organizations in support of educational and community sustainability programs. The grants were made in the fourth quarter of 2018 on behalf of PPG’s aerospace facility in Huntsville, Alabama..."


Reference: www.businesswire.com

Monday, February 11, 2019

NASA reveals the large 200ft tall primary tank of its SLS megarocket that might take man to Mars


NASA reveals the large 200ft tall primary tank of its SLS megarocket that might take man to Mars


Article Excerpt: "... SLS will produce 8.8 million lbs. of maximum thrust, 15 percent more thrust than the Saturn V rocket. The huge tank is being stress tested at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama..."


Reference: infosurhoy.com

Friday, February 8, 2019

Firefighters warn driving over fire hose could put lives in danger


Firefighters warn driving over fire hose could put lives in danger


Article Excerpt: "... Driving over a hose is against the law. The weight of a car can cause the hose to burst, leaving firefighters without their main weapon against a blaze..."


Reference: whnt.com

Thursday, February 7, 2019

NASA and SpaceX reset Crew Dragon test flight for March 2


NASA and SpaceX reset Crew Dragon test flight for March 2


Article Excerpt: "... NASA announced Wednesday the first unpiloted test flight of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and a Crew Dragon astronaut ferry ship has slipped from later this month to March 2..."


Reference: www.cbsnews.com

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Sen. Shelby said he thinks Huntsville eventually will be second only to Washington for the FBI


Alabama senator says FBI investment could reach $1 billion


Article Excerpt: "Shelby said more construction by the FBI is expected at the Redstone Arsenal in coming years. Shelby said "Huntsville is on fire" from an economic point of view..."


Reference: www.wsfa.com

One year ago, SpaceX's Falcon Heavy stirred the world. Here's what's next for the rocket.


One year ago, SpaceX's Falcon Heavy stirred the world. Here's what's next for the rocket.


Article Excerpt: "... Last year was its busiest ever with 21 launches. If all goes according to plan, 2019 should be the rocket's year to shine again thanks to two major launches..."


Reference: www.floridatoday.com

Monday, February 4, 2019

Alabama bans smoking on public beach


Alabama bans smoking on public beach


Article Excerpt: "... city officials adopted a wide-ranging list of regulations that included an Alabama first: The public beachfront became smoke-free. The ban is part of a national trend as politicians try to keep popular attractions from looking like ashtrays..."


Reference: yellowhammernews.com

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Morgan Stanley says Spaceflight Industries is 'entirely' disrupting the rocket launch market


Morgan Stanley says Spaceflight Industries is 'entirely' disrupting the rocket launch market


Article Excerpt: "... Seattle-based Spaceflight Industries is showing things can be done differently ..."


Reference: www.cnbc.com

Ingenuity of yesteryear: The rise and fall of rocket mail


The rise and fall of rocket mail


Article Excerpt: "... some two hundred years ago, eccentric minds were devising ways of cutting international delivery times to hours or even minutes. Their method? Rockets ..."


Reference: www.engadget.com

Huntsville businessman and philanthropist Bill Propst, Sr. passes away at 81


Huntsville businessman and philanthropist Bill Propst, Sr. passes away at 81


Article Excerpt: "... Propst founded Propst Drugs of Huntsville, and became President of Kmart’s Pharmacy Division when Kmart bought Propst Drugs in 1970. Most recently, Propst ... Ron Dunivant is the son of a man who worked for Propst: “Anything my dad needed, Mr. Propst helped him..."


Reference: whnt.com

Yay! More Taxes Proposed: Hotel tax hike proposed to fund Huntsville amphitheater


Hotel tax hike proposed to fund Huntsville amphitheater


Article Excerpt: "... The proposed amphitheater in Huntsville, with an early price tag of $35-40 million, should be paid for in part through a boost in the city’s lodging tax, city council President Devyn Keith said ..."


Reference: www.al.com

Thursday, January 31, 2019

2019 Cost vs Value Report: What Home Upgrades Return The Most Value


2019 Cost vs Value Report: What Home Upgrades Return The Most Value


Article Excerpt: "This site compares average costs for 22 remodeling projects with the value those projects retain at resale in 136 U.S. markets..."


Reference: www.remodeling.hw.net

This was Jeff Bezos' pep talk to Blue Origin employees before a rocket launch


This was Jeff Bezos' pep talk to Blue Origin employees before a rocket launch


Article Excerpt: "Here's what Bezos said to his employees: "This flight is getting..."


Reference: www.cnbc.com

Spoiler Alert: Project Blue Book Episode 4 Review: Operation Paperclip


Project Blue Book Episode 4 Review: Operation Paperclip


Article Excerpt: "... explains that after World War II, German scientists were snatched up by the U.S. as part of Operation Paperclip. He says Huntsville was set up to house German scientists working on rocket technology, led by Wernher von Braun. Having fought in World War II, Quinn is ..."


Reference: www.denofgeek.com

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Mother and sons attend Space Camp


Mother and sons attend Space Camp


Article Excerpt: "... trainees also experience firsthand the National Historic Landmark Saturn V rocket, the Smithsonian Institution’s largest artifact; the Apollo 12 moon rock; mobile ..."


Reference: www.salisburypost.com

Help Identify These Three


3 sought in stolen credit card ‘spending spree’ in Huntsville


Article Excerpt: "Huntsville police are asking the public’s help in identifying the male and two females pictured..."
police said the individuals had been identified and arrest warrants were being obtained...


Reference: www.waff.com

China's Long March 5 heavy-lift rocket set for crucial July launch


China's Long March 5 heavy-lift rocket set for crucial July launch


Article Excerpt: "... China will resume launches of its Long March 5 rocket in July, according to a senior space official, with a planned follow up mission in December to collect samples from the Moon and return them to Earth ..."


Reference: gbtimes.com

Defect found on Russian rocket ahead of U.S. OneWeb launch: agencies


Defect found on Russian rocket ahead of U.S. OneWeb launch: agencies


Article Excerpt: "... Russia’s RIA news agency cited three sources as saying that a “breach” had been discovered in the rocket’s Fregat upper stage ..."


Reference: www.reuters.com

UAH sodium ion battery research could power up renewable energy storage


UAH sodium ion battery research could power up renewable energy storage


Article Excerpt: "... Under a three-year, $233,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), a team led by Dr. George Nelson, an associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), will use ..."


Reference: www.newswise.com

America is getting soft for closing schools due to cold weather


'We're Getting Soft.' Kentucky Governor Criticizes Closing Schools When Temperatures Could Feel As Cold As -25 Degrees


Article Excerpt: "... “It’s better to err on the side of being safe, and I’m being only slightly facetious,” Bevin said. “But it does concern me a little bit that in America, on this and any number of other fronts, we’re sending messages to our young people that if life is hard, you can curl up in the fetal position somewhere in a warm place and just wait until it stops being hard, and that just isn’t reality. It just isn’t.” ..."


Reference: time.com