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Showing posts with label 'Rocket City'. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 'Rocket City'. Show all posts

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Huntsville jumps in latest Census count, on pace to be largest city in Alabama within two years


Huntsville jumps in latest Census count, on pace to be largest city in Alabama within two years


Article Excerpt: "... Rocket City is well on its way to becoming the largest city, as Huntsville’s population is set to surpass Birmingham’s within the next three years, if not faster. Meanwhile, Alabama’s other large cities have each seen their populations shrink..."


Reference: www.al.com

Monday, August 6, 2018

Rocket City, Alabama: Space history and an eye on the future


Rocket City, Alabama: Space history and an eye on the future


Article Excerpt: "... moon shots, to the space shuttles and now NASA's still-in-development Space Launch System, rocket history inundates Huntsville, Alabama. Huntsville's nickname, Rocket City, is thanks largely to Wernher von Braun and his team of fellow German-born rocketeers who settled here in the 1950s. The city has long been home to the Army's Redstone Arsenal and NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center..."


Reference: phys.org

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Huntsville: We are the 'Rocket City'

Huntsville, Alabama


Article Excerpt: "... The city is nicknamed "The Rocket City" for its close history with U.S. space missions. On January 31, 1958, ABMA placed America's first satellite, Explorer 1, into orbit using a Jupiter-C launch vehicle, a descendant of the Redstone. This brought national attention to Redstone Arsenal and Huntsville, with widespread recognition of this being a major center for high technology. ..."


Reference: wikipedia.org ; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocket_City