----------

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Moonwalker Harrison Schmitt in Huntsville next week


Moonwalker Harrison Schmitt in Huntsville next week


Article Excerpt: "... Geologist Harrison Schmitt, the only scientist to walk on the lunar surface, will be at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center Thursday, Dec. 7. He will sign copies of his new book "Return to the Moon: Exploration, Enterprise, and Energy in the Human Settlement of Space..."


Reference: www.al.com

A Supermoon Trilogy


A Supermoon Trilogy


Article Excerpt: "... Mark your calendars: a series of three supermoons will appear on the celestial stage on December 3, 2017, January 1, 2018, and January 31, 2018 ..."


Reference: science.nasa.gov

Friday, December 1, 2017

Pepper spray used in school fight lands four students under arrest and six in the hospital


Pepper spray used in school fight lands four students under arrest and six in the hospital


Article Excerpt: "... A fight at Jemison High School on Thursday landed four students under arrest, and six more in the hospital. The fight broke out in the hallway during lunch and escalated when a student used pepper spray, affecting other students in the area ..."


Reference: whnt.com

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Huntsville bowler enters regional hall of fame


Huntsville bowler enters regional hall of fame


Article Excerpt: "... Ware was inducted Nov. 18 into The National Bowling Association Southern Region Hall of Fame for Superior Performance, becoming the first bowler in Alabama to achieve this recognition. A member of the Rocket City Senate for more than 20 years ..."


Reference: www.theredstonerocket.com

Local Army Reserve Officer Gets 4 Years for Defrauding Government


Army Reserve Officer Gets 4 Years for Defrauding Government


Article Excerpt: "... of Madison, Alabama, received millions under contracts with the Army stating he must supply promotional items for the Recruiting Command that were "100% U.S. Made." A federal jury convicted ...using his Huntsville-based company..."


Reference: www.usnews.com

Dunlop Expands Operations At Its Proving Grounds In Huntsville, Dunlop Hires Racer Taylor Knapp As Test Rider


Dunlop Hires Racer Taylor Knapp As Test Rider, Expands Operations At Its Proving Grounds In Alabama


Article Excerpt: "... Dunlop is expanding operations at the Proving Grounds in Huntsville, Alabama; a dedicated tire testing facility. In addition to significant facility and track upgrades, Dunlop has hired Taylor Knapp to join its motorcycle tire testing team ..."


Reference: www.roadracingworld.com

SpaceX’s Planned Giant Rocket Could Chase Down Interstellar Asteroid


SpaceX’s Planned Giant Rocket Could Chase Down Interstellar Asteroid


Article Excerpt: "... There may be yet another future use for SpaceX's huge Mars-colonization rocket. That rocket, called the BFR, could launch a probe toward 'Oumuamua, the interstellar asteroid that ..."


Reference: www.scientificamerican.com

Loud booms reported across Tucson without explanation


Loud booms reported across Tucson without explanation


Article Excerpt: "... TUCSON - For the past couple of days the KVOA newsroom has received calls and emails from people reporting loud booms and shaking across much of Metro Tucson ..."


Reference: www.12news.com

Medal of Honor Celebration held in Huntsville to honor Capt. (ret.) Mike Rose


Medal of Honor Celebration held in Huntsville to honor Capt. (ret.) Mike Rose

U.S. Army Photo

Article Excerpt: "... The City of Huntsville and the Madison County Military Heritage Commission hosted a Medal of Honor Celebration on Wednesday, November 29th to honor Retired Captain Mike Rose ..."

Reference: whnt.com

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

New lawsuit alleges deputy caught coworkers having sex in Madison Co. Sheriff's Office


New lawsuit alleges deputy caught coworkers having sex in Madison Co. Sheriff's Office


Article Excerpt: "... She found that co-worker had been having sex in that office. The lawsuit lists Captain Charles Berry as the person having sex with Garcia's co-worker. Garcia claims that she told her co-worker the relationship with Berry was interfering with her job. The lawsuit also claims that when Garcia went to confront her co-worker ..."


Reference: www.waff.com

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Major Meth Bust in East Limestone County


‘Major ice dealer’ busted in Limestone County raid


Article Excerpt: "...Inside the house, investigators say they located about 3/4 pound of “ice” methamphetamine, over an ounce of marijuana, and 3.5 Xanax bars ... ice, which is a pure and potent form of meth, as well as the marijuana and Xanax in a safe in the bedroom. “We seized twelve firearms total, nine long guns, three hand guns, as well as nine vehicles, three motorcycles, a lawnmower, trailer and a boat and $9,000 cash. That was all proceeds from his narcotics trade..."


Reference: www.waff.com

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

NASA says origin of large boom over Alabama is a mystery


NASA says origin of large boom over Alabama is a mystery


Article Excerpt: "... NASA scientists in Huntsville, Ala., said Tuesday night that the origin of a mysterious boom that rocked central Alabama earlier Tuesday "remains unclear." The evidence so far is pointing toward a large meteor or some kind of supersonic aircraft ..."


Reference: http://www.al.com

Alabama aerospace industry gains velocity with new investment


Alabama aerospace industry gains velocity with new investment


Article Excerpt: "... So far this year, aerospace companies have unveiled plans to invest at least $500 million and bring more than 2,200 jobs to Alabama in new facilities or expansions of existing operations. That follows another solid year of growth for the industry in 2016, when project announcements involved $260 million in new investment and 2,000 additional jobs ..."


Reference: http://www.madeinalabama.com

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Lego: Women of NASA


LEGO Ideas Women of Nasa


Here is a great Christmas gift for the women in your life. LEGO Ideas Women of Nasa 21312 Building Kit (231 Piece) is a great LEGO kit to inspire your daughters. This is also a great, unique gift for Rocket City residents to let your NASA employed ladies that their work is appreciated and respected. Or simply get one for your own desk. LEGO writes the following: " It features minifigures of 4 pioneering women of NASA— astronomer and educator Nancy Grace Roman, computer scientist and entrepreneur Margaret Hamilton, astronaut, physicist and entrepreneur Sally Ride and astronaut, physician and engineer Mae Jemison—and 3 builds illustrating their areas of expertise. Role-play space exploration from planning to moon landing, beginning with the iconic scene from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1969 of Hamilton with software that she and her team programmed. Build the posable Hubble Space Telescope and launch a LEGO version of the Space Shuttle Challenger with 3 removable rocket stages. The set also includes a booklet about the 4 featured women of NASA, and the fan creator and LEGO designers of this fun and educational set." Get LEGO Ideas Women of Nasa today at Amazon.

Reference: LEGO via Amazon

Get the North Pole Postmark Free From Santa


Get the North Pole Postmark Free From Santa


Get the full postmark here
Article Excerpt: "...Welcome from the North Pole in Alaska! Santa has provided this official looking North Pole Postmark for your Santa letters and other Christmas crafts. Santa offers his North Pole cancellation mark (Postmark) to be cut, copied and pasted to be adhered to the letters from Santa ..."

Reference: North Pole Cancellation (North Pole Postmark)

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Orbital ATK Aborts Rocket Launch to Space Station Due to Wayward Plane


Orbital ATK Aborts Rocket Launch to Space Station Due to Wayward Plane


Article Excerpt: "... one minute away from liftoff when flight controllers abruptly aborted the launch at 7:36 a.m. EST (1236 GMT), when the aircraft entered the restricted area. With the five-minute launch window closed for the day, Orbital ATK rescheduled ..."


Reference: www.space.com

Genetic screening program expanding in north Alabama


Genetic screening program expanding in north Alabama


Article Excerpt: "... The HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology says free and reduced-cost testing to determine cancer risks will be available for men and women in five Tennessee Valley counties ..."


Reference: www.seattletimes.com

Friday, November 10, 2017

Space station cargo ship prepped for flight


Space station cargo ship prepped for flight


Article Excerpt: "...Orbital ATK engineers are readying an upgraded Antares rocket for a sub-freezing launch from the Virginia coast early Saturday to boost a Cygnus cargo ship into orbit loaded with 7,400 pounds of equipment and supplies bound for the International Space Station ..."


Reference: www.cbsnews.com

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Big Ed’s Pizza in Huntsville is moving (target date of February 2018)


Big Ed’s Pizza in Huntsville is moving


Article Excerpt: "... to Pratt Ave. Big Ed’s is going to take over the building that was originally Rockabilly’s across from the National Children’s Advocacy Center ..."


Reference: whnt.com

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Deputy's lawsuit claims he was demoted for helping sexually-harassed co-worker


Deputy's lawsuit claims he was demoted for helping sexually-harassed co-worker


Article Excerpt: "... Gregory Gray, a 14-year employee and longtime SWAT deputy for Sheriff Blake Dorning's Office, claims he was suspended and demoted because he told a colleague to report sexual harassment. Gray's former colleague Shelby Holt also filed a federal lawsuit against the county earlier this year. Her lawsuit alleges she was fired for reporting sexual harassment ..."


Reference: www.al.com

Grissom High School parents express frustrations with district disciplinary system


Grissom High School parents express frustrations with district disciplinary system


Article Excerpt: "... can't afford to let his issues with disciplinary measures at Grissom High School go unnoticed. He is angry because he feels like fights aren't being handled the right way. "I think even felony offenses are occurring in our schools and those are serious offenses that call for a stronger response," said Askew ..."


Reference: whnt.com

Monday, October 30, 2017

A’s catcher Bruce Maxwell arrested on gun charge


A’s catcher Bruce Maxwell, who knelt during national anthem, arrested on gun charge


Article Excerpt: "... Bruce Maxwell, the Oakland A’s catcher who was the only Major League Baseball player to take a knee during the national anthem to protest police brutality, was arrested Saturday night after a woman who was delivering food to his home accused him of pointing a gun at her ..."


Reference: www.washingtonpost.com

Local Walmarts Have Huge Price Inconsistencies


Shopper highlights Walmart price inconsistencies


Article Excerpt: "... A gallon of milk was $2.48 and a dozen eggs were 98 cents at the Walmart on Winchester Road. They were the same price at the Walmart on Sparkman Drive. At the store just five miles down the Parkway, milk goes down to a $1.48 and eggs go up to $1.38. The Walmart on University Drive was $1 for a gallon of milk and 30 cents for a dozen eggs. The Hampton Cove Walmart on Sutton Road was the most expensive of the bunch. It charged $3.05 for a gallon of milk and $1.28 for eggs ..."


Reference: www.waff.com

Friday, October 27, 2017

Another earthquake detected in north Alabama; at least the 9th this year


Another earthquake detected in north Alabama; at least the 9th this year


Article Excerpt: "... With a 2.0 magnitude, it is the weakest earthquake detected so far this year in north Alabama. The strongest, a 2.9 magnitude, occurred last Friday near Scottsboro ..."


Reference: www.al.com

Relative who rushed video beating victim to hospital speaks


Relative who rushed video beating victim to hospital speaks


Article Excerpt: "... her initial reaction was when she pulled up at Mason Court and saw her great-niece laying unconscious, bloody and beaten on the sidewalk. "This girl that did it was standing there looking at me like she's 7 feet tall. With a filet knife, golly, I guess it was that long," she said while gesturing with her hands. “She wouldn't let us get to her until I said,, 'She's going to have to hurt me. I'm getting this girl to the hospital ..."


Reference: www.waff.com

Waiter: MLB catcher Bruce Maxwell made up story about service refusal over anthem protest


Waiter: MLB catcher Bruce Maxwell made up story about service refusal over anthem protest


Article Excerpt: "... He is outright lying. This is really upsetting as he was given full service, I didn’t even know who Bruce Maxwell was,” Matt Henry, a 42-year-old waiter at Keegan’s Public House, told Fox News. “This all started because I carded his friend who wanted to order a beer.” According to Henry, an Alabama native, Maxwell was dining with local Democratic councilman Devyn Keith and another friend who produced an expired ID, and the server refused to serve him a drink — which upset the friend, who followed him into the kitchen ..."


Reference: www.foxnews.com

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Stephen Hawking's Ph.D. Thesis Crashes Cambridge Site After It's Posted Online


Stephen Hawking's Ph.D. Thesis Crashes Cambridge Site After It's Posted Online


Article Excerpt: "... The Cambridge Library made several PDF files of the thesis available for download from its website, from what it called a high-resolution "72 Mb" file to a digitized version that's less than half that file size. A "reduced" version was offered that was even smaller — but intense interest overwhelmed the servers ...A separate online entry with photographed pages remains available..."

Reference: www.npr.org

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Police arrest suspect in downtown parking garage sexual attacks


Police arrest suspect in downtown parking garage sexual attacks


Article Excerpt: "... Toma Roderick Mastin, 24, was arrested and booked into the Madison County Jail Wednesday morning. He's charged with Public Lewdness. Police believe Mastin is the man in surveillance video ..."


Reference: whnt.com

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Lawmakers say China building 'unfriendly navy in space'


Lawmakers say China building 'unfriendly navy in space'


Article Excerpt: "... American laws require NASA and others working with key space technology "get every purchase of computer technology or telecommunications technology approved ... to be sure that it doesn't include chips or hardware built in China." "It's unfortunately a terrible problem," Culberson said. He said a general also on the panel "is exactly right. The Chinese are aggressively building a navy in space, and we need to be aware that it's not friendly." North Alabama ..."


Reference: www.al.com