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Showing posts with label Marshall Space Flight Center. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Marshall Space Flight Center. Show all posts

Friday, April 19, 2019

Blue Origin will upgrade and refurbish rocket engine Test Stand 4670 at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama


A new Delta 2, Blue Origin inks with NASA, a fiery Falcon Heavy


Article Excerpt: "... NASA and Blue Origin formalize engine test deal. Under a new Commercial Space Launch Act agreement signed with NASA, Blue Origin will upgrade and refurbish Test Stand 4670 at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, to support testing of its BE-3U and BE-4 rocket engines..."


Reference: arstechnica.com

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

The Rocket City Welcomes Vice President Pence to the Space & Rocket Center for Space Council Meeting


Remarks by Vice President Pence at the Fifth Meeting of the National Space Council in the Rocket City


Mike Pence Visits the Rocket City
Vice President Mike Pence
Article Excerpt: "... to all the members of the National Space Council and the Users' Advisory Group; to Dr. Deborah Barnhart and the great team here at the Space and Rocket Center; honored guests; and especially to all the dedicated the men and women of the Marshall Space Flight Center: It is great to be back in Rocket City ..."

Reference: spaceref.com

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

NASA reassessing date for first SLS launch


NASA reassessing date for first SLS launch


Article Excerpt: "... director of NASA Marshall in September 2018, acknowledged issues in the development of SLS in general, whose first launch has slipped from 2017 to at least 2020 over the course of its development. “We are working hard to build SLS and, yes, we’re overcoming challenges,” she said..."


Reference: spacenews.com

Monday, March 4, 2019

Alabama’s role in moon landing getting international attention


Alabama’s role in moon landing getting international attention


Article Excerpt: "... With the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing coming up on July 20, Huntsville space historians have done lots of interviews in the past year about Wernher von Braun and Marshall Space Flight Center’s role in the space program..."


Reference: www.al.com

Monday, February 11, 2019

NASA reveals the large 200ft tall primary tank of its SLS megarocket that might take man to Mars


NASA reveals the large 200ft tall primary tank of its SLS megarocket that might take man to Mars


Article Excerpt: "... SLS will produce 8.8 million lbs. of maximum thrust, 15 percent more thrust than the Saturn V rocket. The huge tank is being stress tested at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama..."


Reference: infosurhoy.com

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Government shutdown: How many federal workers in Alabama aren’t being paid


Government shutdown: How many federal workers in Alabama aren’t being paid


Article Excerpt: "... according to data from Governing.com. About half of these work at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, with some 95 percent of NASA employees furloughed ..."


Reference: www.wtvy.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

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Space pioneer Georg von Tiesenhausen dies at Alabama home


Space pioneer Georg von Tiesenhausen dies at Alabama home


Article Excerpt: "... HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Georg von Tiesenhausen, the last of the German rocket team that launched the U.S. space program, has died at his Alabama home. He was 104 ..."


Reference: www.sfgate.com

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Equipment for unmanned space flight takes off from Huntsville


Equipment for unmanned space flight takes off from Huntsville


Article Excerpt: "... Marshall Space Flight Center, said all major pieces of the rocket have been manufactured now, so NASA is more than halfway through with putting the massive rocket together for its first test flight. That first flight is slated for 2019 but ..."


Reference: www.waff.com

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Acting Administrator talks FY2019 NASA budget at Marshall


Acting Administrator talks FY2019 NASA budget at Marshall


Article Excerpt: "... The request calls for funding the agency, for FY19, at $19.9 billion – a $400 million increase over current annual funding. “It really reflects the administration’s confidence that America will lead the way back to the Moon, and take that next giant leap from where we made the first small step for humanity some 50 years ago,” explained Lightfoot. “The budget focuses NASA on its core exploration mission ..."


Reference: www.spaceflightinsider.com

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Huntsville International Airport's Dreams Come True Files with FAA to Land SNC's Dream Chaser


Huntsville International Airport's Dreams Come True Files with FAA to Land SNC's Dream Chaser


Article Excerpt: "... The airport has signed a contract to apply for a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) license to land the small, shuttle-shaped ship in Huntsville. The licensing process will take two years. Local leaders see the license to land Dream Chaser as a step toward making the city a hub for the growing commercial space industry. Science payloads on the International Space Station are managed now by the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, and officials believe they can leverage that relationship to build a new space business in the "Rocket City ..."


Reference: satnews.com

Friday, March 17, 2017

U.S. Space & Rocket Center celebrates 47 years in Huntsville


U.S. Space & Rocket Center celebrates 47 years in Huntsville


Article Excerpt: "... The museum houses the National Historic Landmark Saturn V Moon Rocket, the Apollo 16 Command Module and the Pathfinder space shuttle display. There are more than 10,000 artifacts in it's collection with over 1000 items displayed including 27 missiles and rockets. The center is also a Smithsonian Affiliate Museum and is the Official Visitor Center for Marshall Space Flight Center..."


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

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

NASA wants to use 3D printed Rocket Engine and produce spare parts in Space with 3D Printer


NASA wants to use 3D printed Rocket Engine and produce spare parts in Space with 3D Printer


Article Excerpt: "... A team at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, has developed and tested complex engine parts together, marking a step closer towards building a complete 3D printed, high-performance rocket engine in future ..."


Reference: www.albanydailystar.com

Friday, January 29, 2016

Former Congressman, Intelligence leader warns Huntsville of cyber attacks


Former Congressman, Intelligence leader warns Huntsville of cyber attacks


Mike Rogers
Article Excerpt: "... HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Chinese hackers are trying to penetrate and steal from Rocket City defense companies every day. That is the warning from former Michigan Congressman Mike Rogers..."

Reference: www.waff.com

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Director of NASA center in Ala announces retirement


Director of NASA center in Ala announces retirement


Article Excerpt: "...The message says Scheuermann says he will step down Nov. 13. He has been director of Marshall since 2012 ..."


Reference: www.decaturdaily.com

Friday, November 30, 2012

Marshall Space Flight Center Test Stand To Be Demolished

NASA demolishing historic rocket test stand at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville


Article Excerpt: "... The nation's space agency is tearing down a rocket test stand in Huntsville that was once used by engineers working to send astronauts to the moon. ..."


Reference: www.therepublic.com

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Goldman to leave NASA for Aerojet

MSFC Director Goldman Leaving NASA for Aerojet


Article Excerpt: "... Arthur “Gene” Goldman is leaving his post as director of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in Huntsville, Ala., to become head of Southeast Space Operations for Aerojet effective Aug. 6, the Sacramento, Calif., rocket-engine maker said. ..."


Reference: www.spacenews.com

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Marshall Space Flight Center Director Robert Lightfoot Happy With Budget

New NASA Budget Offers Stability for the Rocket City


Article Excerpt: "... expanding our reach into the solar system.
Marshall Space Flight Center Director Robert Lightfoot says, the new budget offers stability. ..."


Reference: www.waaytv.com

Saturday, September 17, 2011

NASA heavy-lift rocket program to launch Rocket City economy

Rocket decision seen as positive for Huntsville


Article Excerpt: "... It was welcome news in the Huntsville area since an estimated 1,500 local NASA contractors have been laid off since President Barack Obama scrapped the Constellation rocket program in favor of using commercial rockets. ..."


Reference: www.chron.com