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

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Fauci: ‘False narrative’ to take comfort in lower COVID death rate


Fauci: ‘False narrative’ to take comfort in lower COVID death rate


Article Excerpt: "... “It’s a false narrative to take comfort in a lower rate of death,” Fauci said. “There’s so many other things that are very dangerous and bad about this virus, don’t get yourself into false complacency.”..."


Reference: www.al.com

Dr. Fauci: Alabama “has window of opportunity” to control surge of COVID-19 cases


Dr. Fauci: Alabama “has window of opportunity” to control surge of COVID-19 cases


Article Excerpt: "... He added, “Even though you didn’t know it when you got infected, even though you are perfectly innocent that you meant no harm, by getting infected, you are propagating this pandemic.” Dr. Fauci said Alabama is at risk of getting into “an exponential phase” of cases, but said there is a “window of opportunity” to act to prevent the situation from getting worse..."


Reference: www.wbrc.com

Not wearing mask is a misdemeanor in Madison County


Madison Co. Sheriff’s Office: Not wearing mask is a misdemeanor


Article Excerpt: "... “We’re not trying to be the bad guy here,” Patterson said. “We’re going to enforce the law because that’s what we’re doing. That’s the business we’re in.” Patterson said not complying is an offense that you can be arrested for..."


Reference: www.waff.com

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Mandatory mask order begins for all of Madison County at 5 p.m. Tuesday


Mandatory mask order begins for all of Madison County at 5 p.m. Tuesday


Article Excerpt: "... Madison County Health Officer Dr. Karen Landers has issued a health order requiring most people to wear face coverings in public places in Madison County to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19. The order takes effect on July 7 at 5 p.m. "We need to do all we can to limit the spread of COVID-19..."


Reference: www.waaytv.com

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Alabama sets new state records for COVID-19 hospitalizations


Alabama sets new state records for COVID-19 hospitalizations


Article Excerpt: "... “We are now in a situation where epidemic is ahead of us,” Williamson said. “We are not able with case identification and contact tracing to get it under control. Individuals are not wearing masks as we need to and I worry the 4th of July is going to contribute to another spike in cases.”..."


Reference: abc3340.com

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

NASA Plans for More SLS Rocket Boosters to Launch Artemis Moon Missions


NASA Plans for More SLS Rocket Boosters to Launch Artemis Moon Missions


Article Excerpt: "... “This initial step ensures that NASA can build the boosters needed for future Space Launch System rockets that will be needed for the Artemis missions to explore the Moon,” said John Honeycutt, SLS Program Manager at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. “The letter contract allows us to buy long-lead materials in time for manufacturing boosters for the fourth flight.” ..."


Reference: www.nasa.gov

Coronavirus cases soar in north Alabama, 16-year-old on ventilator in Huntsville


Coronavirus cases soar in north Alabama, 16-year-old on ventilator in Huntsville


Article Excerpt: "... A 16-year-old patient is on a ventilator at Huntsville Hospital due to the novel coronavirus as the pandemic begins to hammer north Alabama ..."


Reference: www.msn.com

Alabama skips tougher virus rules despite worsening pandemic


Alabama skips tougher virus rules despite worsening pandemic


Article Excerpt: "... State health officials have expressed alarm over the state’s recent virus numbers As of Tuesday, Alabama had more than 37,000 cases of the new coronavirus, and more than 25% of infections in the last two weeks..."


Reference: www.bradenton.com

We might finally know why the coronavirus spread is out of control again



Article Excerpt: "... A geneticist at the New York Genome Center and New York University was studying the genes that allow the virus to infiltrate human cells. But Neville Sanjana’s experiments failed when using a gene sequence from a Wuhan patient. Switching to the G mutation increased the virus’s capabilities to infect cells. “We were shocked,” Sanjana said. The team repeated the experiment on various types of cells, and every time the G mutation was many times more infectious ..."


Reference: bgr.com

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Space Camp Resuming in the Rocket City After Virus Shutdown


Space Camp Resuming in Huntsville After Virus Shutdown


Article Excerpt: "... Space Camp is resuming at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville after shutting down because of the coronavirus pandemic. A scaled-back version of the popular program will resume Sunday as students arrive ..."


Reference: www.usnews.com

Friday, June 26, 2020

Another record day for COVID-19 in Alabama, Huntsville considers mask ordinance


Another record day for COVID-19 in Alabama, Huntsville considers mask ordinance


Article Excerpt: "... Yesterday, Alabama saw the highest number of coronavirus cases in one day that it’s seen throughout the entire pandemic with 1,129 new cases ...In states without mask ordinances, local governments are starting to get in on the act. While only Birmingham and Montgomery have them in Alabama, Huntsville and other municipalities have been talking about them..."


Reference: yellowhammernews.com

SLS oxygen tank tested beyond limits at Marshall Space Flight Center in prep for launch


SLS oxygen tank tested beyond limits at Marshall Space Flight Center in prep for launch


Article Excerpt: "... Boeing and NASA engineers at Marshall Space Flight Center completed the structural test campaign for the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket. A duplicate of the SLS core stage’s liquid oxygen tank was filled with water and underwent millions of pounds of pressure until it was purposefully destroyed..."


Reference: themadisonrecord.com

Thursday, June 25, 2020

NY-Area Bans Alabama Travelers Without A Quarantine


NY-Area Bans Alabama Travelers Without A Quarantine


Article Excerpt: "... The number of COVID-19 cases in the state rose Wednesday by 954, one of the state’s largest daily increases since the pandemic began, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health. ...Alabama is one of the states showing the fastest increase in cases..."

Reference: wbhm.org

Thursday, June 18, 2020

High school students build lockers for trip to the International Space Station


High school students build lockers for trip to the International Space Station


Article Excerpt: "... "It is exciting for us and the students," said Bob Zeek, NASA HUNCH co-founder and project resource manager at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. "Even with 70 HUNCH-built lockers delivered to the International Space Station Program and 58 of those flying to the space station, the Demo-2 flight adds a new flavor." Each locker is comprised of...Marshall Space Flight Center and Langley Research Center. For example, students from Grissom High School in Huntsville, Alabama, created the rear close-out plates..."


Reference: phys.org

Beam Me Up: Aexa Aerospace Demonstrates How Holographic Teleportation is Possible in New Video


Aexa Aerospace Demonstrates How Holographic Teleportation is Possible in New Video


Article Excerpt: "... During the demonstration, Aexa Aerospace CEO Fernando De La Peña Llaca, located in Friendswood, Texas, holoported with his software developer Nathan Ream in Huntsville, Alabama. The holographic representation of the developer projected from Alabama interacted with real objects in Texas..."


Reference: www.prnewswire.com

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

North Alabama home market avoids COVID-19 slump in May


North Alabama home market avoids COVID-19 slump in May


Article Excerpt: "...Across the region, 1,278 homes sold in May, according to the Huntsville Area Association of Realtors (HAAR). The average sales price... Number of sales and price climbed in the Huntsville-Madison County market..."


Reference: www.al.com

Huntsville COVID-19 positive rates surge


Testing clinic reports jump in positive rates for coronavirus in Huntsville


Article Excerpt: "... A testing clinic in Huntsville is seeing a sudden spike in positive results for COVID-19 that the clinic’s CEO calls “disturbing.” ..."


Reference: www.al.com

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Alabama’s new COVID-19 cases rose 97% for the week ended June 14


Alabama’s new COVID-19 cases rose 97% for the week ended June 14


Article Excerpt: "... Alabama’s new cases rose 97% to 5,115 for the week ended June 14, with 14% of COVID-19 tests coming back positive compared to 6% in the prior week, according to the analysis of data from The COVID Tracking Project, a volunteer-run effort to track the outbreak..."


Reference: www.reuters.com

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