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Saturday, July 4, 2020

Independence Day


Independence Day


Article Excerpt: "... On July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress unanimously adopted the Declaration of Independence, announcing the colonies’ separation from Great Britain. The Constitution provides the legal and governmental framework for the United States..."


Reference: www.loc.gov

Rocket Lab loses Electron booster, five small satellites in launch failure


Rocket Lab loses Electron booster, five small satellites in launch failure


Article Excerpt: "... The second stage of a Rocket Lab Electron rocket carrying seven small satellites malfunctioned after launch from New Zealand..."


Reference: www.cbsnews.com

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Alabama sets new state records for COVID-19 hospitalizations


Alabama sets new state records for COVID-19 hospitalizations


Article Excerpt: "... “We are now in a situation where epidemic is ahead of us,” Williamson said. “We are not able with case identification and contact tracing to get it under control. Individuals are not wearing masks as we need to and I worry the 4th of July is going to contribute to another spike in cases.”..."


Reference: abc3340.com

Five children being treated for COVID-19 within Huntsville Hospital system


Five children being treated for COVID-19 within Huntsville Hospital system


Article Excerpt: "... some of the children are only months old. A 4-year-old that tested positive is also a cancer patient, he said. “If the thought of you accidentally giving COVID to someone, a child, or particularly a child who is trying to deal with cancer, is not reason enough to put on a face covering, I don’t know what is..."


Reference: whnt.com

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

NASA Plans for More SLS Rocket Boosters to Launch Artemis Moon Missions


NASA Plans for More SLS Rocket Boosters to Launch Artemis Moon Missions


Article Excerpt: "... “This initial step ensures that NASA can build the boosters needed for future Space Launch System rockets that will be needed for the Artemis missions to explore the Moon,” said John Honeycutt, SLS Program Manager at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. “The letter contract allows us to buy long-lead materials in time for manufacturing boosters for the fourth flight.” ..."


Reference: www.nasa.gov

Watch SpaceX launch an updated GPS satellite for the US Space Force


Watch SpaceX launch an updated GPS satellite for the US Space Force


Article Excerpt: "... This is the third GPS satellite model of its kind to launch into orbit and SpaceX’s second time launching a GPS spacecraft. Called GPS III SV03, it’s part of a block of satellites known as GPS III, designed and built by Lockheed Martin..."


Reference: www.theverge.com

Coronavirus cases soar in north Alabama, 16-year-old on ventilator in Huntsville


Coronavirus cases soar in north Alabama, 16-year-old on ventilator in Huntsville


Article Excerpt: "... A 16-year-old patient is on a ventilator at Huntsville Hospital due to the novel coronavirus as the pandemic begins to hammer north Alabama ..."


Reference: www.msn.com

Alabama skips tougher virus rules despite worsening pandemic


Alabama skips tougher virus rules despite worsening pandemic


Article Excerpt: "... State health officials have expressed alarm over the state’s recent virus numbers As of Tuesday, Alabama had more than 37,000 cases of the new coronavirus, and more than 25% of infections in the last two weeks..."


Reference: www.bradenton.com

We might finally know why the coronavirus spread is out of control again



Article Excerpt: "... A geneticist at the New York Genome Center and New York University was studying the genes that allow the virus to infiltrate human cells. But Neville Sanjana’s experiments failed when using a gene sequence from a Wuhan patient. Switching to the G mutation increased the virus’s capabilities to infect cells. “We were shocked,” Sanjana said. The team repeated the experiment on various types of cells, and every time the G mutation was many times more infectious ..."


Reference: bgr.com

EU Bars the United States Due to Surging COVID-19


EU Bars the United States Due to Surging COVID-19


Article Excerpt: "... The European Union will allow visitors from 15 countries, but the U.S., Brazil and Russia aren’t among them ..."


Reference: www.nytimes.com

Monday, June 29, 2020

NASA will pay you to design a space toilet that works in lunar gravity


NASA will pay you to design a space toilet that works in lunar gravity


Article Excerpt: "... NASA issued a call Thursday asking for ideas for the ultimate space toilet with the Lunar Loo Challenge. The winner of the space toilet challenge could win $35,000 (approximately £28,000, A$51,000) for the top concept..."


Reference: www.cnet.com

Sunday, June 28, 2020

The Richest Person in Each State



Article Excerpt: "... the fifth year running, Forbes combed through fortunes across the country to locate the wealthiest resident in every state. While some states are home to multiple high-profile billionaires—the world’s richest and second richest men, Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates, both live in Washington—you only need a nine-figure net worth to take the top spot in Alabama, Alaska, Delaware, New Hampshire, New Mexico and Vermont ..."


Reference: www.forbes.com

EU to speed up space ambitions to keep pace with US, China


EU to speed up space ambitions to keep pace with US, China


Article Excerpt: "... the recent emergence of U.S. competitor SpaceX and its reusable rockets as well as China’s rapid advances, including the first-ever landing on the far side of the Moon last year, is giving new urgency to Europe’s ambitions. “Space is one of ..."


Reference: filmyone.com

Former CDC director on coronavirus spikes: 'The virus has the upper hand'


Former CDC director on coronavirus spikes: 'The virus has the upper hand'


Article Excerpt: "... Opening early amid COVID-19 spike is like 'leaning into a left hook,' says Tom Frieden, Former Centers for Disease Control Director..."


Reference: www.foxnews.com

NASA Astronaut Kate Rubins, Crewmates to Discuss Upcoming Spaceflight on July 1


NASA Astronaut Kate Rubins, Crewmates to Discuss Upcoming Spaceflight on July 1


Article Excerpt: "... The news conference will be broadcast live on NASA Television and on the agency’s website. This will be a virtual event with no media present due to the safety restrictions related to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Reporters who wish to participate by telephone must call Johnson’s newsroom at 281-483-5111 to RSVP no later than 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, July 1. Those following the briefing on social media may ask questions using the hashtag #AskNASA..."


Reference: spacecoastdaily.com

Slight earthquake reported Saturday in northwest Georgia


Slight earthquake reported Saturday in northwest Georgia


Article Excerpt: "... earthquake was reported Saturday in northwest Georgia east of Huntsville. It was centered about 4 miles west of Chickamauga, Ga. ..."


Reference: www.al.com

Space Camp Resuming in the Rocket City After Virus Shutdown


Space Camp Resuming in Huntsville After Virus Shutdown


Article Excerpt: "... Space Camp is resuming at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville after shutting down because of the coronavirus pandemic. A scaled-back version of the popular program will resume Sunday as students arrive ..."


Reference: www.usnews.com

Friday, June 26, 2020

A SpaceX rocket will launch Starlink and BlackSky satellites today. Here's how to watch.


A SpaceX rocket will launch Starlink and BlackSky satellites today. Here's how to watch.


Article Excerpt: "... SpaceX is continuing its rapid launch cadence as the private spaceflight company prepares to launch its third set of Starlink satellites in just three weeks ..."


Reference: www.space.com

Congressman Gary Palmer is a leader attempting to protect Alabama


Congressman Gary Palmer is a leader attempting to protect Alabama


Article Excerpt: "... 'I opposed this bill because it would result in more crime and fewer people willing to serve in law enforcement.,” Palmer said. “The Democrat bill lowers the standard for mens rea and virtually eliminates qualified immunity for officers, meaning that an officer could potentially go to prison for breaking the law unintentionally. Few people want to serve in a job in which they are attacked, underpaid, and overworked, and even fewer want to serve in one in which they could be charged as a criminal besides. At the end of the day, more crime and fewer law enforcement officers to ensure our safety would be the results of this bill.' ..."


Reference: www.alreporter.com

Another record day for COVID-19 in Alabama, Huntsville considers mask ordinance


Another record day for COVID-19 in Alabama, Huntsville considers mask ordinance


Article Excerpt: "... Yesterday, Alabama saw the highest number of coronavirus cases in one day that it’s seen throughout the entire pandemic with 1,129 new cases ...In states without mask ordinances, local governments are starting to get in on the act. While only Birmingham and Montgomery have them in Alabama, Huntsville and other municipalities have been talking about them..."


Reference: yellowhammernews.com

SLS oxygen tank tested beyond limits at Marshall Space Flight Center in prep for launch


SLS oxygen tank tested beyond limits at Marshall Space Flight Center in prep for launch


Article Excerpt: "... Boeing and NASA engineers at Marshall Space Flight Center completed the structural test campaign for the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket. A duplicate of the SLS core stage’s liquid oxygen tank was filled with water and underwent millions of pounds of pressure until it was purposefully destroyed..."


Reference: themadisonrecord.com

Thursday, June 25, 2020

NY-Area Bans Alabama Travelers Without A Quarantine


NY-Area Bans Alabama Travelers Without A Quarantine


Article Excerpt: "... The number of COVID-19 cases in the state rose Wednesday by 954, one of the state’s largest daily increases since the pandemic began, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health. ...Alabama is one of the states showing the fastest increase in cases..."

Reference: wbhm.org

'Apocalyptic' virus surges feared in major US cities


'Apocalyptic' virus surges feared in major US cities


Article Excerpt: "... "The big metro areas seem to be rising very quickly and some of the models are on the verge of being apocalyptic," Hotez told CNN ..."


Reference: www.wrcbtv.com

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Virgin Galactic Stock Soared Because There’s More Than Space Tourism After NASA Agreement


Virgin Galactic Stock Soared Because There’s More Than Space Tourism After NASA Agreement


Article Excerpt: "... the company will also help train non-NASA astronauts to go to space, so more people can participate in the “low earth economy,” or LEO for short. That’s a step beyond Virgin Galactic’s space-tourism focus Virgin Galactic will be developing a “private orbital astronaut readiness program.” The company will groom a new generation of private, non-NASA, space travelers..."


Reference: www.barrons.com

Thursday, June 18, 2020

UAH Lab Finds 125 Naturally Occurring Compounds With Potential Against Coronavirus


UAH Lab Finds 125 Naturally Occurring Compounds With Potential Against Coronavirus


Article Excerpt: "... The UAH lab headed by Dr. Jerome Baudry has announced results from its testing of the first group of 50,000 naturally occurring compounds out of more than 400,000 that may show promise as treatments for the COVID-19 virus. ..."


Reference: patch.com