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Saturday, December 8, 2018

SpaceX Dragon Delivers Cargo (and Christmas Treats) to Space Station


SpaceX Dragon Delivers Cargo (and Christmas Treats) to Space Station


Article Excerpt: "... A SpaceX Dragon cargo ship made a special delivery at the International Space Station Saturday (Dec. 8) just in time for the holidays. And yes, Virginia, there are Christmas treats on board. The robotic Dragon spacecraft arrived at the space station Saturday ..."


Reference: www.space.com

Cruelty of El Chapo's Sinaloa cartel knows no bounds: Beheadings by chainsaw, body parts strewn in the streets


Cruelty of El Chapo's Sinaloa cartel knows no bounds: Beheadings by chainsaw, body parts strewn in the streets


Article Excerpt: "... Mendoza had reportedly tried to shift a quarter kilo of meth from Norcross, Ga. to Huntsville, Ala. with her Sinaloa-associated boyfriend, and an ex-boyfriend. But on the journey, the men are said to have raised the alarm about someone double-dealing. Sensing the danger, Mendoza texted an unidentified friend, asking her to meet them. But the men with Mendoza are believed to have discovered the texts late that night. They woke up Mendoza and her grandchild, and told them ..."


Reference: www.msn.com

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Has Russia just put a secret weapon in orbit? FIVE orbital bodies are propelled into space instead of four


Has Russia just put a secret weapon in orbit? New launch prompts security concerns after FIVE orbital bodies are propelled into space instead of four


Article Excerpt: "... The US military has raised concerns about the mysterious Russian launch after they found five orbital bodies leaving the rocket instead of four, as previously suggested. The US Combined Space Operations Center believe that either the rocket's upper stage broke in two, or the Russians had kept part of the launch secret ..."


Reference: www.dailymail.co.uk
MORE: www.space-track.org

Monday, December 3, 2018

If you need something for space or for defense, one Huntsville company says to call them


If you need something for space or for defense, one Huntsville company says to call them


Article Excerpt: "...The International Space Station was still growing, and the space shuttle had missions left to fly when three Marshall Space Flight Center veterans decided it was time to start their own company ...Defense Systems at Huntsville's Trivector Services ..."


Reference: whnt.com

Sunday, December 2, 2018

More federal jobs are coming to the Rocket City


FBI to relocate 1,350 jobs from Washington to Alabama


Article Excerpt: "... More federal jobs are coming to the Rocket City. The Federal Bureau of Investigation plans to relocate 1,350 employees from Washington, D.C. to the Redstone Arsenal ..."


Reference: www.bizjournals.com

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

InSight Mission With Mars Pictures


InSight Mission With Mars Pictures


Mars Surface
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Article Excerpt: "... NASA's InSight Mars lander acquired this image using its robotic arm-mounted, Instrument Deployment Camera (IDC). Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech..."

Reference: mars.nasa.gov

Sunday, November 25, 2018

NASA's InSight Mars landing lets us be rocket scientists for a day


NASA's InSight Mars landing lets us be rocket scientists for a day


Article Excerpt: "... We'll all be able to watch at home, via the internet, as humankind achieves something amazing. We'll hold our breath as InSight enters Mars' atmosphere and we wait for confirmation of a successful landing ..."


Reference: www.cnet.com
Watch: NASA LIVE on Monday Nov. 26 at around noon PT

Share the Tinsel Trail with your loved ones


Share the Tinsel Trail with your loved ones


Article Excerpt: "... The Tinsel Trail is a display of live Christmas trees in Downtown Huntsville's Big Spring Park. An anticipated 300 trees will decorate the park for the holiday season. Intended to promote community ..."

Reference: tinseltrail.com
#TinselTrail

Friday, November 23, 2018

Gift Ideas From Space Enthusiasts For Space Enthusiasts


Gift Ideas From Space Enthusiasts For Space Enthusiasts


Article Excerpt: "... While the upcoming holiday season has different meanings for everyone, this time of year is often accompanied with the sharing of gifts. As you know, we here at The Planetary Society love sharing the passion, beauty, and joy of space exploration. So we’ve rounded up some space gift ideas and recommendations ..."


Reference: www.planetary.org

Police: Alabama suspect has slipped away 4 times in a month


Police: Alabama suspect has slipped away 4 times in a month


Article Excerpt: "... MOULTON, Ala. (AP) — Police say a north Alabama man accused of trying to kill an Alabama state trooper has escaped police four times in the last month ..."


Reference: www.chron.com

Saturday, November 17, 2018

1 arrested, 1 sought in Huntsville counterfeit cash investigation


1 arrested, 1 sought in Huntsville counterfeit cash investigation


Article Excerpt: "... Investigators say it was a $10 bill that was washed and reprinted as a $100. The pen to mark fake bills may not work on this one ..."


Reference: www.waff.com

Friday, November 16, 2018

Alabama Radiation Alarm: Troubled Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant Under Investigation


Alabama Radiation Alarm: Troubled Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant Under Investigation


Article Excerpt: "... This was not the first time that the Browns Ferry plant, which was the largest in the world when it began operations in 1974, had run into problems with the regulatory commission. In 2011, the plant received a “red finding” from the NRC after the failure of a coolant valve, resulting in increased inspections and oversight at the facility. A red finding is the most severe rating that the NRC can give for problems it uncovers during inspections ..."


Reference: www.newsweek.com

Thursday, November 15, 2018

I trained to be an astronaut on a mission to Mars at Space Camp. Here's what it's like.


I trained to be an astronaut on a mission to Mars at Space Camp. Here's what it's like.


Article Excerpt: "... I'm at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama, for Space Camp, which takes children and adults through what it would be like to go on missions to space. I imagine floating around as I strap into the Five Degrees of Freedom Chair that hovers a half-inch off the floor and simulates microgravity. My ..."


Reference: www.commercialappeal.com

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Is your son or daughter an idiot?


Is your son or daughter an idiot?


Danger! Idiots on the loose. If your son or daughter is carrying a a gun-shaped cell phone cover, he or she is an idiot an you are no paraent. Think we are being harsh? Then you are an idiot as well. Here is an article that explains this insane new 'fashion' trend: Police warn about gun-shaped cell phone case. If you or your children are carrying a phone with a gun-shaped cell phone cover you are in danger to yourself, anyone you are with and anyone around you. If you are shot by a police officer or a random citizen when you pull your phone out because they think it is a gun then you are responsible for your own demise or resulting injury. Fake or not, it's a gun in the eyes of everyone else. Use some common sense. If you are this desperate for attention, we suggest you seek psychological help immediately. However, some feel it is a simple means of culling the herd of those too stupid to walk the streets. Think before you act!

Reference: Rocket City

Monday, November 12, 2018

Set your alarm: Rocket launch to be visible over East Coast before dawn Thursday


Set your alarm: Rocket launch to be visible over East Coast before dawn Thursday


Article Excerpt: "... A few minutes after launch on Thursday, people across the mid-Atlantic will be able to see the International Space Station pass overhead. It will shine bright as it moves across the sky shortly after 5:06 a.m. EST. ..."


Reference: www.accuweather.com

Friday, November 9, 2018

Huntsville Hospital reports employee applicant breach at Jobscience


Huntsville Hospital reports employee applicant breach at Jobscience


Article Excerpt: "... From Huntsville Hospital, this press release yesterday, seen at WAFF:

  • 'Regrettably, we’ve learned that Jobscience, Inc., the vendor which we’ve used for online employment application services since 2006, had a data breach which may have involved information from individuals who applied for jobs at Huntsville Hospital. Because of this, notification letters are being sent to the affected persons...'"

  • Reference: www.databreaches.net

    How to Watch a Near-Earth Asteroid Zoom Closer to Earth than the Moon


    How to Watch a Near-Earth Asteroid Zoom Closer to Earth than the Moon


    Article Excerpt: "... On Saturday (Nov. 10), the near-Earth asteroid 2018 VX1 will zip within about 236,100 miles (380,000 kilometers) of Earth. That's closer than the moon, which hangs out about 238,900 miles (384,400 km) away as it orbits Earth. While this space rock encounter is close, it won't pose any danger ..."


    Reference: www.livescience.com

    Wednesday, November 7, 2018

    Alabama Election Results


    Alabama Election Results


    www.nytimes.com
    Article Excerpt: Read results on House, Senate, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Ballot Measures, Secretary of State, Auditor, Treasurer, Agriculture Commissioner, and see results from other States

    Reference: www.nytimes.com

    China unveils plans to put a new space station into orbit by 2020, and says it will be open to scientists from around the world


    China unveils plans to put a new space station into orbit by 2020, and says it will be open to scientists from around the world


    Article Excerpt: "... According to China's Ambassador to the UN, construction of the space station is already underway and the craft will be open for scientists around the world to use from 2022. Like the International Space Station (ISS), the China Space Station (CSS) would orbit 250 miles (400km) above Earth ..."


    Reference: www.dailymail.co.uk