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Monday, July 22, 2019

India launches ambitious second Moon mission


India launches ambitious second Moon mission


Article Excerpt: "... India launched its second mission to the Moon on 22 July, a week after it halted a launch attempt because of a leak in the carrier rocket’s engine. The 3.9-tonne Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft lifted off..."


Reference: www.nature.com

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Art, Brews & Rockets: Your Perfect Summer Weekend in Huntsville, Alabama


Art, Brews & Rockets: Your Perfect Summer Weekend in Huntsville, Alabama


Article Excerpt: "... the pilgrimage down to Huntsville once a year, usually for our annual field trip to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center and then for various sports tournaments sprinkled here and there. So to get to spend a full weekend in Huntsville earlier this summer as an adult was both nostalgic but also eye-opening..."


Reference: www.camelsandchocolate.com

VP Pence reaffirms administration support for "moon-first" strategy


Pence reaffirms administration support for "moon-first" strategy


Article Excerpt: "... He also said the administration strongly supports continued development of the Space Launch System (SLS) heavy-lift booster, built by Boeing and managed at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, and the Lockheed Martin-built Orion crew capsule that will carry astronauts to the moon..."


Reference: www.cbsnews.com

Friday, July 19, 2019

4 arrested in north Alabama theft ring investigation


4 arrested in north Alabama theft ring investigation


Article Excerpt: "... a large amount of stolen property totaling approximately $100,000 was recovered during the search warrants. The property included mostly brand new and name brand-type merchandise from different businesses. Items included power tools, lawn equipment, battery-powered tools and accessories, and many other expensive type equipment..."


Reference: www.waff.com

Alabama Gov. Calls Out Environmental Agency Over Reported 3M Chemical Releases


Alabama Gov. Calls Out Environmental Agency Over Reported 3M Chemical Releases


Article Excerpt: "... Responding to media reports that 3M released pollution for years without state intervention or disclosure, Ivey told reporters in Huntsville on Wednesday that the Alabama Department of Environmental Management needs to present solutions to the problem. Ivey says the state doesn’t actually control the agency, which is overseen by a seven-member commission and..."


Reference: minnesota.cbslocal.com

3 jailed, 1 sought in north Alabama slaying


3 jailed, 1 sought in north Alabama slaying


Article Excerpt: "... Ballard was found near the scene of another recent homicide. Limestone County deputies found the body of a 74-year-old man on the south side of Ardmore on Thursday..."


Reference: www.sfgate.com

Washington Post prescription pain pill database: 1.7 billion pain pills in Alabama from 2006-2012


Washington Post prescription pain pill database: 1.7 billion pain pills in Alabama from 2006-2012


Article Excerpt: "... Two Huntsville area pharmacies also stood out, according to the Post analysis. Propst Discount drugs ranked second in Alabama during that period, receiving 9.1 million pain pills, Star Discount Pharmacy ranked fourth, receiving 8.3 million pain pills..."


Reference: whnt.com

Apollo 11 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin ‘Disappointed’ With America’s Space Program Progress Over Past 50 Years


Apollo 11 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin ‘Disappointed’ With America’s Space Program Progress Over Past 50 Years


Article Excerpt: "... “We had a rocket, the Saturn 5. We have the [number one] rocket and spacecraft and they can’t get into lunar orbit. That’s a great disappointment to me..."


Reference: spacecoastdaily.com

Thursday, July 18, 2019

SpaceX’s Starhopper rocket bursts into flames during tests


SpaceX’s Starhopper rocket bursts into flames during tests


Article Excerpt: "... The fire, captured on video by Everyday Astronaut, produced a large burst of flames just after SpaceX tested the rocket’s engine. It wasn’t immediately clear whether Starhopper was damaged in the incident..."


Reference: www.digitaltrends.com

Your spending data may reveal aspects of your personality


Your spending data may reveal aspects of your personality


Article Excerpt: "... How you spend your money can signal aspects of your personality, according to new research. Analyses of over 2 million spending records from more than 2,000 individuals indicate that when people spend money in certain categories, this can be used to infer certain personality traits, such as how materialistic they are or how much self-control they tend to have..."


Reference: www.sciencedaily.com

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Teledyne Brown Engineering Job Fair on July 18, 2019


Teledyne Brown Engineering Job Fair on July 18, 2019


Article Excerpt: "... We will be conducting interviews at the Teledyne Brown Engineering Job Fair on July 18, 2019, from 11 am to 7 pm at the Westin Huntsville at Bridge Street Town Centre...AS9100D Quality Engineer Building Maint Spec Business Analyst Cable Specialist I CMM Operator/Programmer/Mechanical Inspector CNC Specialist CNC Machinist II, and many more..."


Reference: tbe.com

PPG Completes COLORFUL COMMUNITIES Project at U.S. Space & Rocket Center to Commemorate 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon Landing


PPG Completes COLORFUL COMMUNITIES Project at U.S. Space & Rocket Center to Commemorate 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon Landing


Article Excerpt: "... The project brought together approximately 150 employee volunteers from PPG, USSRC and Boeing, who spent a half day in March painting sections of the Saturn V replica and other highly visited areas around the center. The project continued through June with the support of professional contractors and was completed in advance of this week’s anniversary celebrations..."


Reference: yahoo.com

Operation Southern Shield is Underway This Week


Operation Southern Shield Is Underway to Crack Down on Speeders


Article Excerpt: "...issued more than 14,000 citations during this past year’s Southern Shield and 36 percent of the citations were issued for speeding. Citations for the 2018 traffic safety campaign included: 5,278 for speeding, 1,009 for no seat belts, 1,150 for driving while revoked/suspended and 1,056 for no insurance. In addition, Alabama law enforcement officers took 339 suspected DUI drivers..."


Reference: www.alabamanews.net

Huntsville woman impersonated reporter to see Apollo 11 launch


Huntsville woman impersonated reporter to see Apollo 11 launch


Article Excerpt: "... determined to see the moon launch up close, so she broke the rules. “I was Chris MacGill with The Associated Press for that one day,” she said. MacGill, who was the real reporter that day, missed the deadline to pick up the required Kennedy Space Center press pass for July 16, 1969, so Hereford took it instead ..."


Reference: www.wsfa.com

Rocket City US Launches 5,000 Rockets To Commemorate Apollo 11 Anniversary


Huntsville Launches 5,000 Rockets To Commemorate Apollo 11 Anniversary


Article Excerpt: "... The U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala., celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch by..."


Reference: www.npr.org

Monday, July 15, 2019

Back-to-school start dates for Tennessee Valley students


Back-to-school start dates for Tennessee Valley students


Article Excerpt: "... some starting as early as August 1! Check out when your child returns to class..."


Reference: whnt.com

US Geological Survey detects minor earthquake in Alabama


US Geological Survey detects minor earthquake in Alabama


Article Excerpt: "... U.S. Geological officials as saying they detected a small earthquake Sunday just outside of Huntsville, Alabama. The quake was a magnitude 2.3..."


Reference: apnews.com

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Global Rocket Launch: When: Tuesday, July 16, 2019; Where: Worldwide


Global Rocket Launch: When: Tuesday, July 16, 2019; Where: Worldwide


Article Excerpt: "... Huntsville, Alabama, also known as the “Rocket City,” is home to NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, where the Saturn V was developed. The launch of Apollo 11 brought the world closer together in a moment of celebration for mankind’s monumental achievement, and 50 years later, Huntsville and Space Camp want your help bringing the world together again to celebrate another awe-inspiring launch—YOUR launch! Join in the worldwide celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch on July 16, 2019 by launching your own rocket! All types of rockets are welcome, and no launch is too small so start spreading the word and get ready to celebrate...Any time on July 16, 2019 is a great time to launch! Click here to register to let us know that you plan on celebrating! On launch day, snap a picture or two to share with us and the whole world! Share public photos and video on Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube. Be sure to include #GlobalRocketlaunch so we can add your launch to the global count..."


Reference: www.rocketcenter.com

Chandrayaan-2: India space launch delayed by technical problem


Chandrayaan-2: India space launch delayed by technical problem


Article Excerpt: "... The launch of India's second lunar mission has been halted less than an hour before the scheduled blast-off, due to a technical problem. The countdown stopped 56 minutes before the..."


Reference: www.bbc.com

Toyota To Build SUV Instead Of Corolla At New Alabama Plant


Toyota To Build SUV Instead Of Corolla At New Alabama Plant


Article Excerpt: "... Toyota will use its new joint venture factory with Mazda to build a yet-to-be-announced SUV. The automaker previously intended to build the Corolla there. "This shift is in response to changing market demands..."


Reference: www.motor1.com