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Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Huntsville airport selected as FAA drone detection, mitigation research site


Huntsville airport selected as FAA drone detection, mitigation research site


Article Excerpt: "... In making the announcement Tuesday, the airport pointed to project support from Redstone Arsenal and area universities as well as Huntsville high-tech community. The airport, in partnership with the University of Alabama in Huntsville, submitted a proposal to the FAA last fall to be one of the four sites for the “Airport UAS Detection and Mitigation Research Program..."


Reference: www.al.com

Alabama Teachers eligible to apply for Space Camp for Educators Scholarships


Alabama Teachers eligible to apply for Space Camp for Educators Scholarships


Article Excerpt: "... To apply for an Alabama Space Academy for Educators scholarship, visit spacecamp.com/alsae..."


Reference: yahoo.com

Monday, March 1, 2021

Biden's Promise of Speedy Stimulus Checks Fail to Produce After 2+ Months


Biden Open to Giving Fewer People Stimulus Checks as 'Weeks' of Delays Loom


Article Excerpt: "... President Joe Biden is still open to lowering the income threshold for the $1,400 stimulus checks in his $1.9 trillion relief package. She also indicated that the direct payments could be delayed by weeks as Democrats figure out the best path forward..."


Reference: www.msn.com

Rental assistance available after nearly a year of pandemic, here’s what you need to know to apply


Rental assistance available after nearly a year of pandemic, here’s what you need to know to apply


Article Excerpt: "... Help for landlords and their tenants who are struggling to pay rent during the COVID-19 pandemic is now available across the state of Alabama..."



Reference: www.msn.com

Biden shows support for Alabama union push


Biden shows support for Alabama union push


Article Excerpt: "... The vote could ultimately start a wave for workers to unionize across Alabama, even in a state that doesn’t favor unions. Alabama is one of 27 “right-to-work states” where workers don’t have to pay dues to unions that represent them. “It’s your right, not that of an employer, it’s your right. No employer can take that right away,” Biden said. “So make your voice heard...."


Reference: www.cbs42.com

Friday, February 26, 2021

Maiden flight of Blue Origin’s New Glenn rocket now targeted for late 2022


Maiden flight of Blue Origin’s New Glenn rocket now targeted for late 2022


Article Excerpt: "... Blue Origin, owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, said the schedule had been “refined to match the demand of Blue Origin’s commercial customers” after the company lost out to SpaceX and United Launch Alliance in a Space Force procurement for rockets to launch national security payloads through 2026..."


Reference: fintechzoom.com

Thursday, February 25, 2021

What's it like to live in the Rocket City (Huntsville, AL}?


What's it like to live in Huntsville, AL?


Article Excerpt: "... Space is at the center of Huntsville's identity. To get a better understanding of the region's ties to the Final Frontier, residents can spend a day touring the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, which documents the history of space exploration. The U.S. Space & Rocket Center is also home to every kid's bucket-list experience: Space Camp. Huntsville has a number of other cultural attractions unrelated to aerospace. For example..."


Reference: usnews.com

Pentagon chief Austin stands behind Air Force amid probe of Space Command's Rocket City basing decision


Pentagon chief Austin stands behind Air Force amid probe of Space Command basing decision


Article Excerpt: "...Former Air Force Secretary Barbara Barrett announced Jan. 13 that the service was recommending that U.S. Space Command be relocated from Colorado’s Peterson Air Force Base to Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama..."


Reference: spacenews.com

Design unveiled for new federal courthouse in the Rocket City


Design unveiled for new federal courthouse in Huntsville


Article Excerpt: "...Soon to be a prominent feature in Huntsville’s historic downtown... With an authorized budget of nearly $86 million, construction of the 123,000 square-foot courthouse is anticipated to begin in early 2022 and will take approximately 30 months to complete. The 5-acre property sits at the intersection of Lowe Avenue and Gallatin Street..."


Reference: apnews.com