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Showing posts with label Huntsville. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Huntsville. Show all posts

Thursday, June 18, 2020

More Hands Make Light Work: Crew Dragon Duo Increases Science Tempo on Space Station


More Hands Make Light Work: Crew Dragon Duo Increases Science Tempo on Space Station


Article Excerpt: "... That science tempo is the station's hallmark, said Beau Simpson, payload operations manager in the Payload Operations Integration Center at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama - the round-the-clock science hub linking global researchers to the astronauts overseeing their experiments on station. What has really impressed the payload operations team at Marshall, Simpson said, is how Behnken and Hurley - trained exhaustively for Crew Dragon's groundbreaking flight - have also hit the ground running with science on station..."


Reference: www.spacedaily.com

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Huntsville, Alabama ranks in the #3 in study for its high percentage of seniors with retirement income


Huntsville, Alabama ranks in the top five in study for its high percentage of seniors with retirement income


Article Excerpt: "... Huntsville, Alabama ranks in the top five of our study for its high percentage of seniors with retirement income, at almost 59%, its low percentage of seniors who are housing cost-burdened, at 22.6%, as well as its low housing costs as a percentage of average senior retirement income, at just above 18%. The average senior retirement income in Huntsville is $55,360 ..."


Reference: smartasset.com

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, June 10, 2019

Proud Americans: Alabama television stations bringing back national anthem to mark end of day


Alabama television stations bringing back national anthem to mark end of day


Article Excerpt: "... WBRC Fox 6 News in Birmingham, WAFF 48 in Huntsville and WSFA 12 in Montgomery are joining with other Gray Television stations across the nation to add “The Star-Spangled Banner” to their lineups..."


Reference: www.al.com

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Huntsville's Stowage Engineers keep track of everything on the space station for astronauts


Huntsville's Stowage Engineers keep track of everything on the space station for astronauts


Article Excerpt: "... Those people are at Huntsville's Marshall Space Flight Center, where one of the ISS's multiple support teams is located at the Payload Operations and Integration Center. They're called stowage engineers, and it's their job to know where everything is on the ISS at all times ..."


Reference: www.waaytv.com

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Sequestration: Impact on Huntsville and North Alabama

Uncertainty Reigns As Massive Defense Cut Deadline Closes In


Article Excerpt: "... One recent study suggests that Alabama could lose up to 40,000 jobs under the so-called sequestration plan, with the bulk of those cuts taking place at Redstone Arsenal and its surrounding defense contractors. ..."


Reference: whnt.com

Friday, February 8, 2013

Redstone Gateway now home to tallest sculpture available for public viewing in the Huntsville

New Sculpture Installed at Redstone Gateway


Article Excerpt: "... Pakker said there was a very specific theme he wanted to stick with when designing the sculpture for the Rocket City. ..."


Reference: whnt.com

Friday, January 27, 2012

The Rocket City [Wikipedia]

The Rocket City [Wikipedia]


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 I, 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

Monday, November 14, 2011

The 'Rocket City' Hopes For Another Boom

Alabama's 'Rocket City' Hopes For Another Boom


Article Excerpt: "... The place dubbed "Rocket City" is now a metropolitan area with 400,000 people, a high-tech enclave in a poor state. ..."


Reference: www.npr.org

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Huntsville important to nation's missile defense

United in Countering the Ballistic Missile Threat


Article Excerpt: "... Participants in the annual Space and Missile Defense Conference in Huntsville, AL, have a shared goal: protect the U.S. homeland, forward-deployed troops, and allies from a ballistic missile threat. ..."


Reference: heritage.org

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Alabama State H.O.G. Rally is in the Rocket City this year!

2011 Alabama H.O.G. rally in world-famous Huntsville, Alabama

Article Excerpt: May 19 - 21, 2011 "...We cannot go wrong having the 2011 Alabama Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.) rally in world-famous Huntsville, Alabama – known as the “Birthplace of Alabama” and the “Space Capital of America.” Huntsville and the surrounding area boasts some of the country’s most visited scenic, technological, and historical attractions, including the U.S. Space and Rocket Center. The theme for the rally is “A Ride Through Time.” And RIDE we will!
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Reference: www.alstatehogrally.com