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Sunday, December 30, 2018

Wendy's giving out year's worth of Frostys for $2


Wendy's giving out year's worth of Frostys for $2


Article Excerpt: "... All it takes is $2 to get the hook up on Free Jr. Frosty treats all year long. Get your Frosty Key Tag and help support the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption ...Click here to find a participating location near you..."


Reference: www.tmj4.com

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Rocket City Looking Back at 2018


Looking back at a historic 2018 in the Rocket City


Article Excerpt: "... 2018 was a historic year in Huntsville -- so momentous, in fact, that the phrase "Roll Huntsville" was rolled out and it seemed to make perfect sense. So here is a brief snapshot at the year that was 2018..."


Reference: www.al.com

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Arrives at Asteroid Bennu

This story was originally published on Dec 5, 2018


NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Arrives at Asteroid Bennu


Article Excerpt: "... at about 11.8 miles (19 kilometers) from Bennu’s Sun-facing surface, OSIRIS-REx will begin a preliminary survey of the asteroid. The spacecraft will commence flyovers of Bennu’s north pole, equatorial region, and south pole, getting as close as nearly 4 miles (7 kilometers) above Bennu during each flyover. The primary science goals of this survey are to refine estimates of Bennu’s mass and spin rate, and to generate a more precise model of its shape ..."


Reference: www.astrobio.net

Monday, December 24, 2018

Official NORAD Santa Tracker: See where Santa is right now


Official NORAD Santa Tracker: See where Santa is right now


Article Excerpt: "... Track Santa at the official NORAD Santa Tracker now. See where Santa is headed and track Santa sightings. ..."

Reference: www.noradsanta.org

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Toyota and Mazda Agree to Pay $6 Million to Protect Tiny Fish Near New Alabama Manufacturing Plant


Toyota and Mazda Agree to Pay $6 Million to Protect Tiny Fish Near New Alabama Manufacturing Plant


Article Excerpt: "... The plant is under construction, and the agreement splits the money into two investments. One investment is $4 million into “future conservation projects” for the fish species, “including habitat restoration, captive propagation, genetic studies and reintroduction efforts.” The other part is $2 million into immediate habitat restoration and monitoring. The full agreement between the center and automakers is here..."


Reference: www.yahoo.com

NASA's InSight Places First Instrument on Mars


NASA's InSight Places First Instrument on Mars


Article Excerpt: "... NASA's InSight lander placed its seismometer on Mars on Dec. 19, 2018. This was the first time a science instrument had ever been placed onto the surface of another planet ..."


Reference: www.jpl.nasa.gov

SpaceX Rocket Launch Delayed for the Third Time This Week


SpaceX Rocket Launch Delayed for the Third Time This Week


Article Excerpt: "...Standing down today due to weather. Vehicle and payload remain in good health. Working toward the next best launch opportunity; will announce a new launch date once confirmed on the Range. pic.twitter.com/OZaPqaTOFw
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) December 20, 2018..."


Reference: www.popularmechanics.com

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

SpaceX delays Falcon 9 rocket's first national security mission


SpaceX delays Falcon 9 rocket's first national security mission


Article Excerpt: "... The launch of the Lockheed Martin-designed GPS III SV01, named Vespucci, is the first step in a longterm plan to upgrade the GPS satellite constellation managed by the United States Air Force's Global Positioning Systems Wing ..."


Reference: www.upi.com

Shoplifting suspects fought store security trying to get away


Shoplifting suspects fought store security trying to get away


Article Excerpt: "... Huntsville Police responded Monday evening to a shoplifting report at Belk on Memorial Parkway and located the suspects, Ben Hall, Jessica Hammonds and Dominique Townsend, who the department says fought with the store's security personnel ..."


Reference: www.waaytv.com

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Son of fallen HPD officer graduates from police academy


Son of fallen HPD officer graduates from police academy


Article Excerpt: "... A newly sworn-in Huntsville Police Department officer will continue the work of his father, who was killed in the line of duty. Among the officers graduating from the academy Friday morning was Cameron Freeman ..."


Reference: whnt.com

Friday, December 14, 2018

Virgin Galactic’s historic first space flight and first revenue generating flight


Virgin Galactic’s historic first space flight and first revenue generating flight


Article Excerpt: "... The historic achievement has been recognised by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) who announced today that early next year they will present pilots Mark “Forger” Stucky and Frederick “CJ” Sturckow with FAA Commercial Astronaut Wings at a ceremony in Washington DC. CJ, as a four-time Space Shuttle pilot, will become the only person to have been awarded NASA and FAA wings.

Today’s accomplishment has also been recognised by the NASA Flight Opportunities Program, which flew four space science and technology experiments on VSS Unity, making this Virgin Galactic’s first revenue generating flight ..."


Reference: www.virgingalactic.com

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Huntsville’s giant rocket getting a giant paint job


Huntsville’s giant rocket getting a giant paint job


Article Excerpt: "... The Saturn V stands as a resplendent monument for Huntsville, a dominating gateway into the Rocket City..."


Reference: www.al.com

Monday, December 10, 2018

Local WWII vet celebrates 102nd birthday


Local WWII vet celebrates 102nd birthday


Article Excerpt: "... Major Wooten served in the US Army for several years abroad. He built railroads and worked on rail cars in Paris in the 1940′s. “I did what I was asked to do ..."


Reference: www.waff.com

Saturday, December 8, 2018

SpaceX Dragon Delivers Cargo (and Christmas Treats) to Space Station


SpaceX Dragon Delivers Cargo (and Christmas Treats) to Space Station


Article Excerpt: "... A SpaceX Dragon cargo ship made a special delivery at the International Space Station Saturday (Dec. 8) just in time for the holidays. And yes, Virginia, there are Christmas treats on board. The robotic Dragon spacecraft arrived at the space station Saturday ..."


Reference: www.space.com

Cruelty of El Chapo's Sinaloa cartel knows no bounds: Beheadings by chainsaw, body parts strewn in the streets


Cruelty of El Chapo's Sinaloa cartel knows no bounds: Beheadings by chainsaw, body parts strewn in the streets


Article Excerpt: "... Mendoza had reportedly tried to shift a quarter kilo of meth from Norcross, Ga. to Huntsville, Ala. with her Sinaloa-associated boyfriend, and an ex-boyfriend. But on the journey, the men are said to have raised the alarm about someone double-dealing. Sensing the danger, Mendoza texted an unidentified friend, asking her to meet them. But the men with Mendoza are believed to have discovered the texts late that night. They woke up Mendoza and her grandchild, and told them ..."


Reference: www.msn.com

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Has Russia just put a secret weapon in orbit? FIVE orbital bodies are propelled into space instead of four


Has Russia just put a secret weapon in orbit? New launch prompts security concerns after FIVE orbital bodies are propelled into space instead of four


Article Excerpt: "... The US military has raised concerns about the mysterious Russian launch after they found five orbital bodies leaving the rocket instead of four, as previously suggested. The US Combined Space Operations Center believe that either the rocket's upper stage broke in two, or the Russians had kept part of the launch secret ..."


Reference: www.dailymail.co.uk
MORE: www.space-track.org

Monday, December 3, 2018

If you need something for space or for defense, one Huntsville company says to call them


If you need something for space or for defense, one Huntsville company says to call them


Article Excerpt: "...The International Space Station was still growing, and the space shuttle had missions left to fly when three Marshall Space Flight Center veterans decided it was time to start their own company ...Defense Systems at Huntsville's Trivector Services ..."


Reference: whnt.com

Sunday, December 2, 2018

More federal jobs are coming to the Rocket City


FBI to relocate 1,350 jobs from Washington to Alabama


Article Excerpt: "... More federal jobs are coming to the Rocket City. The Federal Bureau of Investigation plans to relocate 1,350 employees from Washington, D.C. to the Redstone Arsenal ..."


Reference: www.bizjournals.com

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

InSight Mission With Mars Pictures


InSight Mission With Mars Pictures


Mars Surface
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Article Excerpt: "... NASA's InSight Mars lander acquired this image using its robotic arm-mounted, Instrument Deployment Camera (IDC). Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech..."

Reference: mars.nasa.gov

Sunday, November 25, 2018

NASA's InSight Mars landing lets us be rocket scientists for a day


NASA's InSight Mars landing lets us be rocket scientists for a day


Article Excerpt: "... We'll all be able to watch at home, via the internet, as humankind achieves something amazing. We'll hold our breath as InSight enters Mars' atmosphere and we wait for confirmation of a successful landing ..."


Reference: www.cnet.com
Watch: NASA LIVE on Monday Nov. 26 at around noon PT