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Thursday, November 26, 2020

Fauci makes "final plea" to Americans before Thanksgiving


Fauci makes "final plea" to Americans before Thanksgiving


Article Excerpt: "... Fauci said people should avoid gathering with loved ones who are not part of their day to day lives. "If you bring people into the home who are not part of the immediate household, there is a risk there," he said. "We know for sure that people who are without symptoms, innocently — with no malintention at all — goes to a party or goes to a gathering, gets together indoor, you let your guard down, you obviously have to take a mask off if you're eating or drinking," he said. "Try to avoid that as much as possible." More than 1,000 hospitals across the country are now critically short of staff..."


Reference: www.cbsnews.com

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

SpaceX Launch Doubles Science Capacity on the ISS


SpaceX Launch Doubles Science Capacity on the ISS


Article Excerpt: "... Last week, SpaceX made history as the first commercial entity to successfully shuttle astronauts from Earth to the International Space Station. While that feat alone is impressive and opens countless doors to future space travel, those at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama are excited for a different reason—more astronauts on the ISS means more science..."


Reference: www.laboratoryequipment.com

Rocket Lab to launch satellite for Japanese company Synspective


Rocket Lab to launch satellite for Japanese company Synspective


Article Excerpt: "... Satellite launch provider Rocket Lab has announced Japanese earth-imaging company Synspective as the customer for its 17th Electron launch, and its seventh mission of the year..."


Reference: satelliteprome.com

Small U.S. launch firm Rocket Lab recovers rocket, in test of reusability


Small U.S. launch firm Rocket Lab recovers rocket, in test of reusability


Article Excerpt: "... With its next reusability test planned for early next year, Rocket Lab’s eventual plan is to pluck the rocket booster mid-air using a helicopter as it floats down from space. SpaceX’s Falcon 9, on the other hand, returns from space by using its rocket engines to land on platforms..."


Reference: www.metro.us

SpaceX prepares Starship SN8 prototype for high-altitude test flight


SpaceX prepares Starship SN8 prototype for high-altitude test flight


Article Excerpt: "... After another successful engine test, SpaceX's Starship will attempt to reach an altitude of 15km..."


Reference: www.engadget.com

Elon Musk has overtaken Bill Gates as the world's second-richest person. His net worth is now $128 billion


Elon Musk has overtaken Bill Gates as the world's second-richest person. His net worth is now $128 billion


Article Excerpt: "... Musk's net worth is not solely down to a large stake in Tesla, but also to his other companies, space exploration group SpaceX and..."


Reference: www.msn.com

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Jacksons celebrate 60 years of marriage


Jacksons celebrate 60 years of marriage


Article Excerpt: "... A few months later Martin was drafted into the Army. When he was stationed at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, CeCe joined him. They lived in Huntsville, Alabama, where their daughter Allanna was born in 1963..."


Reference: www.wmicentral.com

COVID-19 in Alabama: 1,961 new confirmed cases on Tuesday


COVID-19 in Alabama: 1,961 new confirmed cases on Tuesday


Article Excerpt: "... The Alabama Department of Public Health reports there have been 197,848 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Alabama since March..."


Reference: www.waff.com

State Health Officer says ‘no do-over’ if residents are careless at Thanksgiving


State Health Officer says ‘no do-over’ if residents are careless at Thanksgiving


Article Excerpt: "... “We are not headed in the right direction,” said Dr. Scott Harris, State Health Officer. “We are adding a couple thousand new cases a day, at least that we are aware of. Since this response began back in February in the United States, we have had more than 12 million cases of COVID-19 so far. And yet, we are now adding about 1 million cases per week.”..."


Reference: whnt.com

1 in 3 patients at Decatur hospital has COVID-19; north Alabama cases soaring


1 in 3 patients at Decatur hospital has COVID-19; north Alabama cases soaring


Article Excerpt: "... Across north Alabama in the Huntsville Hospital Healthcare System – which includes Decatur Morgan -- a high of 266 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized. That’s a jump of 31 cases since Thursday. Altogether in Morgan County, 1,177 people tested positive for the coronavirus over the past two weeks in a county with a population of just under 120,000 people. That accounts for more than 19 percent of the total cases in the county all year..."


Reference: www.al.com

Monday, November 23, 2020

Huntsville Home Prices Continue to Rise; Availability Narrows


Huntsville Home Prices Continue to Rise; Availability Narrows


Article Excerpt: "... The price of housing continues to rise in the Huntsville area and houses are on the market for just a little more than two weeks, according to the latest report from the Alabama Center for Real Estate. The average sales price in Huntsville for October was $..."


Reference: huntsvillebusinessjournal.com

Astronaut: SpaceX Dragon beats shuttle, Soyuz for launching


Astronaut: SpaceX Dragon beats shuttle, Soyuz for launching


Article Excerpt: "... As for the crew’s space rookie, he pulled more G’s, or gravity forces, flying fighter jets in the Navy, but they didn’t last nearly as long as they did during his “awesome” first rocket launch, he said..."


Reference: www.seattletimes.com

I am Artemis: Alabama Native Shoots for the Moon with NASA Career


I am Artemis: Alabama Native Shoots for the Moon with NASA Career


Article Excerpt: "... Johnny Heflin, liquid engines manager for the Space Launch System at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, leads a team of experts who build the engines that will power NASA’s super heavy-lift Moon rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS)...."


Reference: www.nasa.gov

Alabama senator reacts to Huntsville on U.S. Space Command’s shortlist


Alabama senator reacts to Huntsville on U.S. Space Command’s shortlist


Article Excerpt: "... Outgoing Senator Doug Jones said Alabama is the best place for the Space Command Headquarters, because the Rocket City has the right infrastructure and strong community support. Huntsville has survived the first round of cuts and is still under consideration to become the new headquarters for US Space Command..."


Reference: www.waff.com

Rocket City News: Huntsville police start recruiting process for August 2021 Academy


Huntsville police start recruiting process for August 2021 Academy


Article Excerpt: "... Nordan said starting pay for the department has recently been raised to nearly $48,000 for new officers. They'll also have the opportunity to pick up jobs off duty at businesses across the Rocket City ..."


Reference: www.waaytv.com

Friday, November 20, 2020

Huntsville is a finalist again for U.S. Space Command headquarters


Huntsville is a finalist again for U.S. Space Command headquarters


Article Excerpt: "... The city was one of three finalists for the headquarters earlier this year when another look was ordered. Redstone is the only site on the new list that is not an Air Force base..."


Reference: www.al.com

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Madison County man pleads guilty to fraud in $41 million health care scheme


Madison County man pleads guilty to fraud in $41 million health care scheme


Article Excerpt: "... Don Hankins pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the U.S. government by paying illegal kickbacks, which caused fraudulent Medicare and TRICARE claims to three pharmacies in north Alabama. Under his company, 902 Medical, LLC, Hankins worked as..."


Reference: www.waff.com

DA: Alabama Officer Justified in Fatal Shooting Last Month


DA: Alabama Officer Justified in Fatal Shooting Last Month


Article Excerpt: "... After a fatal shooting during a police encounter in October, the actions of a Huntsville Police officer were determined to be “entirely justified under the law.” The Madsion County District Attorney’s office investigated after a Huntsville Police Officer used deadly force during a situation on October 16, where Alberto Rivas was shot and killed ..."


Reference: www.usnews.com

SpaceX’s plans for a reusable Dragon spacecraft fleet detailed by Gwynne Shotwell


SpaceX’s plans for a reusable Dragon spacecraft fleet detailed by Gwynne Shotwell


Article Excerpt: "... President and COO Gwynne Shotwell says that SpaceX is simultaneously building a fleet of reusable, orbital Dragon spacecraft designed to support a range of NASA and commercial astronaut and cargo launches over the next 5-10 years ..."


Reference: www.teslarati.com

Monday, November 16, 2020

Man convicted in Huntsville church food pantry murders loses another appeal


Man convicted in Huntsville church food pantry murders loses another appeal


Article Excerpt: "... convicted in 2017 for the fatal stabbings of Anthony Jackson, 74, and Terry Jackson, 69. The two men were volunteering at the West Huntsville United Methodist Church food pantry. Burgin showed up to rob them of money so he could fuel his drug habit..."


Reference: www.al.com

Saturday, November 14, 2020

ULA successfully launches NRO-101 mission into evening Florida sky


ULA successfully launches NRO-101 mission into evening Florida sky


Article Excerpt: "... With the tell-tale crackle of three GEM 63 solid rocket boosters, a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket leapt from Cape Canaveral’s Space Launch Complex 41 pad at 5:32 p.m. EST this evening, carrying a top-secret National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) payload skyward..."


Reference: www.spaceflightinsider.com

The Leonid meteor shower peaks soon. How to watch the celestial show


The Leonid meteor shower peaks soon. How to watch the celestial show


Article Excerpt: "... The Leonids are just becoming active this week and will stay with us until the end of the month. This shower can be traced back to the comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle and has put on some real shows over the centuries in the form of intense meteor storms that produce hundreds of visible meteors per hour..."


Reference: www.cnet.com

'Stars fell over Alabama'


'Stars fell over Alabama'


Article Excerpt: "... few people realize that the words probably came from an actual event on Nov. 13, 1833, in northern Alabama. On this night, people in this part of the state went to bed as normal to be awakened around midnight when a number of shooting stars began streaking across the night sky. The number increased to tens of thousands by 3 a.m. The light was so constant from the streaming meteors that the..."


Reference: www.hotsr.com

Friday, November 13, 2020

Huntsville Police searching for suspect related to November 4 shooting investigation


Huntsville Police searching for suspect related to November 4 shooting investigation


Article Excerpt: "... Huntsville Police are searching for a suspect related to the investigation of a November 4 shooting near 1100 Pulaski Pike..."


Reference: www.msn.com

What to Know About This Weekend's Historic SpaceX-NASA Launch


What to Know About This Weekend's Historic SpaceX-NASA Launch


Article Excerpt: "... Southern California-based SpaceX is on the verge of making history as it prepares for a joint launch with NASA that will bring four astronauts to the International Space Station. The launch, scheduled for lift-off Saturday, marks the first fully operational mission of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft..."


Reference: www.nbcnewyork.com