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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Alabama’s first gold star families monument is unveiled in Huntsville


Alabama’s first gold star families monument is unveiled in Huntsville


Article Excerpt: "... The new monument, dedicated to gold star families, is the first of its kind in Alabama and one of 65 nationwide. At about 15,000 pounds, it stands over 7 feet tall and 13 feet wide. It was unveiled and dedicated in the Huntsville Madison County Veterans Memorial park..."


Reference: www.al.com

United Launch Alliance Launched NASA's OSIRIS-REx on its Journey to Bennu


United Launch Alliance Launched NASA's OSIRIS-REx on its Journey to Bennu


Article Excerpt: "... A United Launched Alliance (ULA) Atlas V launched NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft on Sept. 8, 2016. After four years, the spacecraft will attempt to make history by performing a Touch-and-Go maneuver on the asteroid Bennu on Tuesday, Oct. 20 and become the first NASA spacecraft to collect a sample from an asteroid..."


Reference: www.prnewswire.com

SpaceX is working with Microsoft to build a satellite network that can detect the launch of nuclear weapons


SpaceX is working with Microsoft to build a satellite network that can detect the launch of nuclear weapons


Article Excerpt: "... For the contract, SpaceX will build four experimental satellites that detect missile launches as part of the Department of Defense's Space Tracking Layer network..."


Reference: www.businessinsider.com

Will Huntsville Disrespect Veterans With Shady Default Argument to Move Confederate Monument?


Madison County Confederate monument to be moved soon?


Article Excerpt: "... The commission was told that its application was “outside the scope” of the monument protection committee because the Madison County monument had been in place more than 40 years..."


Reference: www.al.com

Wife of Rocket City mayor Tommy Battle passes away at age 65


Wife of Huntsville mayor Tommy Battle passes away at age 65


Article Excerpt: "... Huntsville mayor Tommy Battle announced the death of his wife and best friend, Eula Catherine Sammons Battle..."


Reference: www.msn.com

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Person Flying With Jetpack Spotted Near Los Angeles International Airport, Again


Person Flying With Jetpack Spotted Near Los Angeles International Airport, Again


Article Excerpt: "... A person was spotted soaring high above Southern California using a jetpack. Again. On Wednesday, for the second time in six weeks, an unidentified person was seen flying using a jetpack..."


Reference: www.npr.org

New television series 'SpaceX' will be based on the book Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance


New television series 'SpaceX' will be based on the book Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance


Article Excerpt: "... HBO is giving Elon Musk fans a unique insight into the world of the entrepreneur with a new limited series about his aerospace company SpaceX. Consisting of six episodes, the new series SpaceX will be based on the book Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance..."


Reference: www.unilad.co.uk
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  • Tupperware: A NASA-Tested Product Used to Grow Vegetables in Space Awarded U.S. Patent for PONDS


    Tupperware Brands Awarded U.S. Patent for PONDS, a NASA-Tested Product Used to Grow Vegetables in Space


    Article Excerpt: "... Tupperware Brands announces the issuance of a U.S. patent for PONDS (Passive Orbital Nutrient Delivery System) a unique device designed to grow vegetables in low earth orbit with minimal maintenance. "We are proud to have received a patent for the unique and novel design of PONDS," said Miguel Fernandez..."


    Reference: spaceref.com

    Rocket City Mayor’s State of the City Filled with Optimism and Big Announcements


    Rocket City Mayor’s State of the City Filled with Optimism and Big Announcements


    Article Excerpt: "... Kicking off his fourth term as mayor of Huntsville, Tommy Battle delivered a virtual State of the City Address filled with optimism about Huntsville’s indomitable economic resilience; praise for Huntsville’s heroic perseverance and teamwork in the face of an unprecedented pandemic; and an in-depth look at multiple building projects and expansion across the city. Battle also made two exciting announcements. The long-awaited arrival of..."


    Reference: huntsvillebusinessjournal.com

    Thursday, October 8, 2020

    SpaceX's Starman and Elon Musk's Tesla just made their 1st Mars flyby


    SpaceX's Starman and Elon Musk's Tesla just made their 1st Mars flyby


    Article Excerpt: "... last seen leaving Earth, made its first close approach with Mars today—within 0.05 astronomical units, or under 5 million miles, of the Red Planet pic.twitter.com/gV8barFTm7October 7, 2020 Debut launches of new rockets are risky things, which explains why SpaceX decided to put Starman and the Roadster aboard the first Falcon Heavy liftoff as a dummy payload. Marketing may have been another factor, of course..."


    Reference: www.space.com

    Wednesday, October 7, 2020

    Conde Nast Travler: The Best Hotels in the U.S.: 2020


    The Best Hotels in the U.S.: 2020


    Article Excerpt: "... These getaways—voted the 10 best hotels in the U.S.—all have something to brag about. The impressive number of 2020 results was especially exciting..."


    Reference: www.cntraveler.com

    Job Posting (Jacobs): Space Launch System (SLS) Main Engine Systems Engineer - (ADV00007T)


    Space Launch System (SLS) Main Engine Systems Engineer - (ADV00007T)


    Article Excerpt: "... This position is for a Space Launch System (SLS) Main Engine Systems Engineer who will work both independently at times and in an integrated team performing engine systems and system engineering-related activities to enable the design, test, and operation of rocket engines for the Space Launch System. Primary duties for the SLS Main Engine Systems Engineer would include..."


    Reference: jacobs.taleo.net

    Tuesday, October 6, 2020

    Huntsville History Month returns for 2020 Campaign expands with more outdoor and virtual activities


    Huntsville History Month returns for 2020 Campaign expands with more outdoor and virtual activities


    Article Excerpt: "... October 19-25: Historic Sites: Not only is Huntsville home to the largest collection of antebellum homes in Alabama, many of today’s popular mixed-use developments (Campus No. 805, Stovehouse, and Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment, to name a few) serve as prime examples of adaptive reuse of historic buildings..."


    Reference: www.globenewswire.com

    Huntsville man faces capital murder charge following Regent Drive shooting


    Huntsville man faces capital murder charge following Regent Drive shooting


    Article Excerpt: "... Huntsville Police arrested 25-year-old Travin Dequan Pride for capital murder in the shooting death of 22-year-old Christian Gage Vincent. On October 2, the Huntsville Police Department received a call about a shooting..."


    Reference: www.waff.com

    SpaceX receives contract to build missile tracking satellites for the Defense Department


    SpaceX receives contract to build missile tracking satellites for the Defense Department


    Article Excerpt: "... SpaceX received a contract worth more than $149 million from the Space Development Agency (SDA), tasking the company with building a new satellite for the US military capable of tracking and providing early warnings of hypersonic missile launches. Another company, L3 Harris out of Florida, was given more than $193 million by the agency to also build tracking satellites..."


    Reference: www.theverge.com

    Monday, October 5, 2020

    Alabama’s first Gold Star families monument arrives in the Rocket City


    Alabama’s first Gold Star families monument arrives in Huntsville


    Article Excerpt: "... The two dozen or so motorcycles, part of the Patriot Guard Riders, escorted a first of its kind in Alabama, a monument honoring Gold Star families that will be formally unveiled next month..."


    Reference: www.al.com

    Friday, October 2, 2020

    Madison County property tax bills on the way, in-person payment locations changing


    Madison County property tax bills on the way, in-person payment locations changing


    Article Excerpt: "...Madison County Tax Collector’s Office said tax bills are on the way... The office accepts cash, cashier’s checks, certified checks, e-checks, and credit/debit cards. Cards are subject to a 2.3% processing fee..."


    Reference: whnt.com

    Alabama leaders send prayers, messages of encouragement to President & First Lady


    Alabama leaders send prayers, messages of encouragement to President & First Lady


    Article Excerpt: "... Leaders from across Alabama are reacting to the news that President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump tested positive for COVID-19..."


    Reference: www.msn.com

    More jobs headed to Huntsville and the impact on the housing market


    More jobs headed to Huntsville and the impact on the housing market


    Article Excerpt: "...It is no secret the Huntsville housing market is booming, but with thousands of more jobs headed this way. “Homes aren’t affordable as they used to be...Prices have gone way up, values are high. Supply and demand,” said Power..."


    Reference: www.waff.com

    Wednesday, September 30, 2020

    Bassmaster Elite Series Tournament begins on Lake Guntersville


    Bassmaster Elite Series Tournament begins on Lake Guntersville


    Article Excerpt: "... The Bassmaster Elite Series Tournament originally scheduled to be held in New York in July casts off Wednesday. Daily launches and weigh-ins will take place at Goose Pond Colony Resort Marina in Scottsboro ..."


    Reference: www.msn.com

    Missile facility continues Rocket City reputation


    Missile facility continues Rocket City reputation


    Article Excerpt: "... Raytheon Company opened its 70,000-square-foot Redstone Raytheon Missile Integration Facility on post near Gate 3. The $75 million automated missile facility, constructed on a 200-acre site, produces Standard Missile-6 and Standard Missile-3 interceptors for the Missile Defense Agency and employs around 80 of 1,200 local personnel..."


    Reference: www.theredstonerocket.com

    Remington sell-off begins; machinery taken from Huntsville plant


    Remington sell-off begins; machinery taken from Huntsville plant


    Article Excerpt: "...Huntsville, which holds a $12.5 million mortgage on the Remington plant... The plant was not among the assets whose sell was approved Tuesday, though it was essentially gutted in a purchase by Vista Outdoor Inc..."


    Reference: www.al.com

    Gov. Kay Ivey extends mask order to November


    Gov. Kay Ivey extends mask order to November


    Article Excerpt: "... Concerns about election access have been present since the spring. Ivey's order allows remote training of poll workers; increased compensation, and allows absentee ballots to be counted at 7 a.m. on Election Day..."


    Reference: www.montgomeryadvertiser.com

    Tuesday, September 29, 2020

    Alabama company earns $2.5M bonus for replacing road early


    Alabama company earns $2.5M bonus for replacing road early


    Article Excerpt: "... A Birmingham-based company earned a $2.5 million bonus for completing work early on a bridge to replace a damaged roadway in north Alabama. A section of U.S. 231 that closed..."


    Reference: www.msn.com

    2020 Statewide November 3, 2020, General Election Constitutional Amendment Ballot Statements


    2020 Statewide November 3, 2020, General Election Constitutional Amendment Ballot Statements


    Article Excerpt: "...amended, to provide that only a citizen of the United States has the right to vote..."


    Reference: alabama.gov