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

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!

Reference: www.alstatehogrally.com