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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Just 15% of Alabama ICU beds are available and officials are concerned


Just 15% of Alabama ICU beds are available and officials are concerned


Article Excerpt: "... Alabama’s ICUs remain nearly full. Many hospitals have added extra beds to meet demand and officials are concerned about what will happen as schools open in the coming weeks..."


Reference: www.al.com

Rocket Lab pinpoints cause of last month's booster failure


Rocket Lab pinpoints cause of last month's booster failure


Article Excerpt: "... This controlled shutdown actually enabled Rocket Lab to continue collecting telemetry from the vehicle, with the investigation team since reviewing more than 25,000 channels of data. This revealed a “single anomalous electrical connection” as the issue, which remained secure throughout pre-flight testing but became “intermittently secure” during flight..."


Reference: newatlas.com

Virgin Orbit Says It Knows What Went Wrong With Memorial Day Rocket Launch


Virgin Orbit Says It Knows What Went Wrong With Memorial Day Rocket Launch


Article Excerpt: "... Virgin Orbit had planned to use its next rocket for a second demonstration flight but NASA determined the company should proceed with launch of 11 small satellites for the space agency’s CubeSat Launch Initiative. A date for the launch has not been set..."


Reference: www.nbclosangeles.com

Shelby Funnels $1.1B to New FBI Unit in Alabama


Shelby Funnels $1.1B to New FBI Unit in Alabama


Article Excerpt: "... financial support and a clear plan for another FBI headquarters project, one in Huntsville, Al., that will welcome 1,500 of the bureau’s headquarters staff from the Washington region next year and probably thousands more in coming years, the Washington Post reports. The architect of the flow of FBI staff to Alabama’s Redstone Arsenal..."


Reference: thecrimereport.org

Alabama-built ship recovers astronauts after first crewed SpaceX mission


Alabama-built ship recovers astronauts after first crewed SpaceX mission


Article Excerpt: "... The mission lifted off on May 30, when a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket powered Endeavour from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. After a one-day trip, NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley arrived at the International Space Station. On Sunday, the Endeavour Capsule splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico, with the two astronauts..."


Reference: yellowhammernews.com

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Inside a former missile silo in kansas turned into a luxurious survival condo

Inside a former missile silo in kansas turned into a luxurious survival condo


Missile Silo Converted to Luxurious Survival Condo
Image: designboom.com
Article Excerpt: "... the survival condo has been called an engineering marvel and resides in what larry says is one of the strongest man-made structures ever created; a nuclear hardened bunker with walls as thick as 9 and 1/2 feet made from epoxy hardened concrete that was built back in 1960 to house and protect the atlas nuclear missiles. just imagine that the door that welcomes you into the building weighs eight tons and is made of armored steel filled with concrete..."

Reference: www.designboom.com

Nasa astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken have returned to Earth after a two-month stay on the space station


Nasa astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken have returned to Earth after a two-month stay on the space station


Article Excerpt: "... Hurley's and Behnken's capsule touched the water at about 14:48 EDT (19:48 BST; 18:48 GMT). "On behalf of the SpaceX and Nasa teams, welcome back to Planet Earth. Thanks for flying SpaceX," the SpaceX mission control said just after splashdown..."


Reference: www.bbc.com

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Space roundup: List of launches, landings and out-of-this world announcements


Space roundup: List of launches, landings and out-of-this world announcements


Article Excerpt: "... To help you keep track of the exciting developments happening in spaceflight, below is a roundup of events, launches and landings any space enthusiast would be excited to follow. Here’s when and how to watch all the latest space news this week..."


Reference: www.clickorlando.com

GSA to sell former Cold War rocket site


GSA to sell former Cold War rocket site


Article Excerpt: "... The General Services Administration is seeking real estate brokers to help it sell a former rocket launch facility in Gaithersburg, among other excess properties..."


Reference: www.bizjournals.com

What Huntsville Plans to Do About Remington Bankruptcy


What Huntsville Plans to Do About Remington Bankruptcy


Article Excerpt: "... The city of Huntsville paid a lot of money to bring Remington in and is now listed as a creditor in the company's bankruptcy filing..."


Reference: whnt.com

Myrtle Beach Police Seek Christopher Mariquez Pride from Huntsville, Alabama for Alleged assault, kidnapping, grand larceny, burglary...


Myrtle Beach Police Seek Christopher Mariquez Pride from Huntsville, Alabama for Alleged assault, kidnapping, grand larceny, burglary...


Article Excerpt: "... looking for 33-year-old Christopher Mariquez Pride from Huntsville, Alabama. They said he is wanted for first-degree assault, kidnapping, grand larceny, burglary and unlawfully carrying and possessing a weapon during a violent crime ..."

Reference: www.wmbfnews.com

Huntsville mayor said city has $10M-$15M deficit, but has a plan


Huntsville mayor said city has $10M-$15M deficit, but has a plan


Article Excerpt: "... Mayor Tommy Battle announced the city is facing a $10 million to $15 million deficit for this year in a work session on Wednesday. The result: city officials asked department heads to do a limited hiring freeze to cut expenses..."


Reference: www.msn.com

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Governor Kay Ivey extends mask order to Aug. 31; All teachers and students above 1st grade included


Governor Kay Ivey extends mask order to Aug. 31; All teachers and students above 1st grade included


Article Excerpt: "... Alabama Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday extended until August 31 the requirement that all Alabamians wear face masks when they are outside of their home and within six feet of others. The extension specifies that all teachers and students above the first grade must wear masks..."


Reference: yellowhammernews.com

NASA prepares to launch SUV-sized Perseverance rover to Mars which will search for alien life in the Jezero Crater and help return first rock samples to Earth


NASA prepares to launch SUV-sized Perseverance rover to Mars which will search for alien life in the Jezero Crater and help return first rock samples to Earth


Article Excerpt: "... NASA is set to launch an SUV-sized rover to Mars on Thursday, July 30 with the hopes of answering one question – is there life on the Martian planet? Perseverance will take flight aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket at 7:50am ET from Cape Canaveral, Florida and is scheduled to arrive on the Red Planet in February 2021..."


Reference: www.dailymail.co.uk

NASA Announces The Next Astronauts To Fly On SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Spacecraft In 2021


NASA Announces The Next Astronauts To Fly On SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Spacecraft In 2021


Article Excerpt: "... NASA has announced the astronauts that will fly on the third crewed SpaceX mission, revealing a multi-national crew of four that will travel to the International Space Station (ISS). The mission, known as Crew-2, will be the second operational flight of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft..."


Reference: www.forbes.com

Huntsville City Schools teacher recognized with national award for teaching excellence


Huntsville City Schools teacher recognized with national award for teaching excellence


Article Excerpt: "... Rebecca Connolly Campbell is a Gifted and Talented Education Teacher at Monte Sano Elementary School. The release says Campbell is one of 46 public school educators who will receive the prestigious California Casualty Award for Teaching Excellence at the National Education Association (NEA) Foundation’s Salute to Excellence in Education Gala next year..."


Reference: whnt.com

Man working to become astronaut says Space Camp changed his life


Man working to become astronaut says Space Camp changed his life


Article Excerpt: "... So where he is now? Niko is a 21-year-old college student at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida, studying space flight operations. His ultimate goal: becoming an astronaut. “Going there motivated me to be the best person that I could be and use my passion for space in the best way that I could..."


Reference: www.waff.com

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Space and Rocket Center needs $1.5M in support or it will close permanently


Space and Rocket Center needs $1.5M in support or it will close permanently


Article Excerpt: "... The U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville announced Tuesday that it needs $1.5 million in public support or it will be forced to permanently close at the end of October. The organization has created a Save Space Camp campaign where members of the public can donate online to keep the iconic Alabama location afloat through the pandemic..."


Reference: yellowhammernews.com

How The Second Stimulus Check Is Similar Yet Different Than The First Stimulus Check


How The Second Stimulus Check Is Similar Yet Different Than The First Stimulus Check


Article Excerpt: "... Both checks are advances on a refundable tax credit for the 2020 tax year. This means that the bill would create a new refundable tax credit based on your income and will pay that to you now as an advance..."


Reference: www.forbes.com

Mystery seeds from China are landing in Americans' mail boxes


Mystery seeds from China are landing in Americans' mail boxes


Article Excerpt: "... "Unsolicited seeds could be invasive and introduce unknown diseases to local plants, harm livestock or threaten our environment." Residents of at least eight states have now received suspicious packages of seeds that appear to have originated from China, with officials in each urging people not to plant them, according to the Reuters news agency..."


Reference: www.cbsnews.com

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Alabama man discovers old pottery kiln on a farm


Alabama man discovers old pottery kiln on a farm


Article Excerpt: "... Tommy Mitchell, a Limestone native and owner of Athens Land Surveying Company, started unearthing the kiln about five years ago when he acquired the property..."


Reference: www.timesunion.com

Friday, July 24, 2020

Second stimulus check as soon as August under Republican plan; Dems need to agree quickly before their next vacation begins


Second stimulus check as soon as August under Republican plan


Article Excerpt: "... That would mean: Individuals earning up to $75,000 would receive a $1,200 payment for themselves and $500 for their dependent children Couples earning up to $150,000 would also qualify The payment amounts phase down for singles earning up to $99,000 or $198,000 as a couple. Using the same parameters as the last round of stimulus payments would mean that the Internal Revenue Service could quickly deliver..."


Reference: fortune.com

Alabama adds 2,283 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours on July 23


Alabama adds 2,283 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours on July 23


Article Excerpt: "... As of 10 a.m. Thursday, July 23, the Alabama Department of Public Health says 72,696 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Alabama since it began testing in March. That's an increase of 2,283 cases from Wednesday..."


Reference: www.waaytv.com

Shut it down and restart. That's what more than 150 health professionals are urging government leaders


Shut it down and restart. That's what more than 150 health professionals are urging government leaders


Article Excerpt: "... "Tell the American people the truth about the virus, even when it’s hard. Take bold action to save lives — even when it means shutting down again," the letter, spearheaded by the non-profit U.S. Public Interest Research Group, says. Public health leaders argue in the letter that the U.S. reopened too quickly, non-essential businesses should close again, Americans should mostly stay home..."


Reference: www.msn.com

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Schools Reset Plan: Remote Learning for First Nine Weeks (Madison County, Huntsville City, Madison City)


Schools Reset Plan: Remote Learning for First Nine Weeks


Article Excerpt: "... Huntsville City Schools (HCS) announced plans today to begin the new school year remotely. All students will engage in remote learning during the first nine weeks in order to mitigate risk due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases. HCS is joining both Madison City Schools and the Madison County School System in opting to begin the first nine weeks online. HCS Superintendent Christie Finley and leaders from the other districts made the joint announcement during a press conference on Wednesday. “The health and safety of students, families and staff members is paramount..."


Reference: www.huntsvillecityschools.org