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

Friday, February 1, 2013

Huntsville would suffer under defense cuts

Companies, cities prepare for coming defense cuts


Article Excerpt: "... Slow-growth towns such as Huntsville, Ala. (23 percent, led by missile work), and St. Louis (7.4 percent, largely, Boeing’s F-15 and F/A-18 operations) will suffer more because they have fewer healthy replacement industries, Cochrane said. ..."


Reference: www.federaltimes.com

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Rocket City: Marshall Space Flight Center to lead heavy-lift rocket program

Rocket City: Marshall Space Flight Center to lead heavy- lift rocket program


Under continued implementation Of 2010 Authorization Act Program Offices, NASA announced on Tuesday that the Marshall Space Flight Center in the Rocket City, will lead NASA's efforts on the heavy-lift rocket. The rocket will carry humans beyond low Earth orbit. The Heavy Lift Launch Vehicles (HLLV) are a type of rocket used to carry heavy items into orbit. HLLV's can send large satellites into higher orbits than their smaller counterparts. It is the distant goal of NASA to use heavy lift launch vehicles to eventually assist in the effort to let humans explore Mars.

This is good news for Huntsville, which is known globally, as the Rocket City. Technology programs like this tend to create new growth and give birth to new technology, creating new company upstarts ...and Huntsville, Alabama, is a leader in the space technology industry.

The Marshall Space Flight Center will house the program office for the Space Launch System and continue to support station operations as well.

Reference: Rocket-City.us