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Friday, March 13, 2020

SpaceX pushes next Starlink launch to Sunday


SpaceX pushes next Starlink launch to Sunday


Article Excerpt: "... SpaceX plans to land the rocket booster on a droneship in the Atlantic Ocean off Florida...The next launch from the Space Coast is happening March 21 when United Launch Alliance launches an Atlas V rocket with a military..."


Reference: www.clickorlando.com

U.S. Space & Rocket Center museum closed to proactively limit the spread of coronavirus


U.S. Space & Rocket Center museum closed to proactively limit the spread of coronavirus


Article Excerpt: "... The U.S. Space & Rocket Center museum will be closed to visitors to proactively limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) through April 3, 2020..."


Reference: rocketcenter.com

NASA OIG: Tell Congress that moon rocket is over budget and behind schedule


NASA OIG: Tell Congress that moon rocket is over budget and behind schedule


Article Excerpt: "... The NASA Office of Inspector General said the Space Launch System rocket being developed to fly astronauts to the moon exceeded cost and schedule baselines by more than 30 percent at the end of fiscal year 2019. That 30 percent threshold should prompt..."


Reference: www.msn.com

President Declares National Emergency Amid Coronavirus Pandemic


President Declares National Emergency Amid Coronavirus Pandemic


Article Excerpt: "... the declaration would open access to up to $50 billion "for states and territories and localities in our shared fight against this disease..."


Reference: www.usnews.com

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

World Health Organization Declares Coronavirus a Pandemic


COVID-19 Is Now Officially A Pandemic, WHO Says


Article Excerpt: "... The COVID-19 viral disease that has swept into at least 114 countries and killed more than 4,000 people is now officially a pandemic, the World Health Organization announced Wednesday. "This is the first pandemic caused by coronavirus," said WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus..."


Reference: www.npr.org

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

FBI Announces Arrest of Rocket City Man on Numerous Charges


FBI Announces Arrest of Huntsville Man on Numerous Charges


Article Excerpt: "... HUNTSVILLE, AL—Special Agent in Charge Johnnie Sharp, Jr., announced that Deondre Cleveland Day, 20, of Huntsville, was arrested today, March 6, 2020, without incident by members of the North Alabama Violent Crime Task Force (NAVCTF), the Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force (GCRFTF) and the Huntsville Police Department Anticrime Unit..."


Reference: www.fbi.gov

Coronavirus cancels giant Army symposium in the Rocket City


Coronavirus cancels giant Army symposium in Huntsville


Article Excerpt: "... canceled its Global Force Symposium scheduled for Huntsville next week because of coronavirus concerns. The annual meeting held at the Von Braun Center downtown brought nearly 6,800 attendees to the Rocket City..."


Reference: www.al.com

Sunday, March 8, 2020

SpaceX is carrying these biotechnology experiments to the ISS this weekend


SpaceX is carrying these biotechnology experiments to the ISS this weekend


Article Excerpt: "... The hardware going to the ISS this weekend includes a number of research projects in biotechnology that could improve the lives of patients here on Earth..."


Reference: www.digitaltrends.com

Rocket City Trash Pandas host season ticket holder party


Rocket City Trash Pandas host season ticket holder party


Article Excerpt: "... Opening day for the Rocket City Trash Pandas may be more than a month away but fans are already..."


Reference: whnt.com

Saturday, March 7, 2020

IMDB: Birth Place Matching "Huntsville, Alabama, USA" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


IMDB: Birth Place Matching "Huntsville, Alabama, USA" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


Article Excerpt: "... Tallulah Bankhead, David Howard Thornton, Paula Poundstone, Harry Townes, Grayson Thorne Kilpatrick, Jimmy Wales, ..."


Reference: www.imdb.com

SpaceX launches station supplies, nails 50th rocket landing


SpaceX launches station supplies, nails 50th rocket landing


Article Excerpt: "... The Dragon capsule, meanwhile, hurtled toward a Monday rendezvous with the space station. It's the 20th station delivery for SpaceX, which has launched nearly 100,000 pounds of goods to the orbiting outpost and returned nearly that much back to Earth since it began shipments in 2012. Northrop Grumman is NASA's other..."


Reference: www.foxbusiness.com

Friday, March 6, 2020

Meet Perseverance: Mars rover gets name ahead of July launch


Meet Perseverance: Mars rover gets name ahead of July launch


Article Excerpt: "... The name was suggested by Alex Mather, a Virginia seventh-grader, as part of a naming contest for U.S. schoolchildren. The U.S. space agency announced it Thursday at Alex's school in Burke, Virginia, and he got to read his winning essay live on NASA TV. “We are a species of explorers and we will meet many setbacks on the way to Mars. However, we can persevere,” Alex wrote..."


Reference: www.nhregister.com

Ex-Alabama Mr. Baseball shows life as an English teacher in Shanghai amid the coronavirus outbreak


Ex-Alabama Mr. Baseball shows life as an English teacher in Shanghai amid the coronavirus outbreak


Article Excerpt: "... Koger, a 2011 Huntsville High graduate, recently put together a video about living in China and his job as a teacher and all with the backdrop of the coronavirus. The video both underscores the seriousness of the coronavirus..."


Reference: www.al.com

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Jamaican American Schoolgirl Wins NASA Scholarship


Jamaican American Schoolgirl Wins NASA Scholarship


Article Excerpt: "... BROWARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Jayda Washington-Boothe, twelve-year-old American, from Jamaican and Bahamian descent, is the recipient of the 2020 NASA Rocket and Space Center Scholarship for Robotics. The scholarship will cover tuition, room and board in Huntsville, Alabama..."


Reference: www.thestkittsnevisobserver.com

NASA still aiming for 2024 moon landing despite SLS megarocket delays


NASA still aiming for 2024 moon landing despite SLS megarocket delays


Article Excerpt: "... In May 2019, NASA named its lunar return program Artemis, after the Greek deity who is both Apollo's twin sister and goddess of the moon. The program's first mission, Artemis 1, is an uncrewed flight test of the Space Launch System (SLS) megarocket and the Orion crew capsule..."


Reference: www.space.com

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Huntsville airport employees prevent woman from being trafficked


Huntsville airport employees prevent woman from being trafficked


Article Excerpt: "... Huntsville International Airport says employees prevented a passenger from becoming a victim of human trafficking..."


Reference: www.waaytv.com

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

NASA wants you to photograph Starlink satellites with your smartphone


NASA wants you to photograph Starlink satellites with your smartphone


Article Excerpt: "... SpaceX and others plan to launch thousands of new satellites into low-Earth orbit, creating streaks that cut through astronomers’ images. Now educators at NASA are asking citizen scientists to help document the problem...Anyone with a modern smartphone and a tripod can contribute to the Satellite Streak Watcher project..."


Reference: astronomy.com

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Who Got America to the Moon? An Unlikely Collaboration of Jewish and Former Nazi Scientists


Who Got America to the Moon? An Unlikely Collaboration of Jewish and Former Nazi Scientists


Article Excerpt: "... two men met over a bottle of Jack Daniel's...On one side of the bottle was Wernher von Braun, the engineering genius who had developed the world's first ballistic missile for Adolf Hitler... but now ran NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. On the other side was Abraham Silverstein..."


Reference: www.military.com

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Looking to Invest in SpaceX? This Public Company Already Generates Revenue From Its Next-Gen Satellite Constellation


Looking to Invest in SpaceX? This Public Company Already Generates Revenue From Its Next-Gen Satellite Constellation


Article Excerpt: "... Problem is, SpaceX isn't a publicly traded company, leaving just a few names like Virgin Galactic (NYSE:SPCE) for investors to choose from when it comes to innovation in the burgeoning space economy. But there's another possibility: Iridium Communications (NASDAQ:IRDM), which just completed its first year operating its own broadband-speed service with global coverage. The company has yet to reach peak operational efficiency with its new satellite constellation..."


Reference: www.fool.com

Madison County voting machines tested


Madison County voting machines tested


Article Excerpt: "... This testing is pursuant to the Alabama Electronic Voting Committee Administrative Code Chapter 307-X-1-.04. Madison County Probate Judge Frank Barger says testing the machines is part of the key to transparency in the elections process..."


Reference: whnt.com

Army recruits sworn in by astronaut on ISS


Army recruits sworn in by astronaut on ISS


Article Excerpt: "... NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan administered the oath of enlistment to Army recruits from the ISS..."


Reference: www.waff.com

Large exoplanet could have the right conditions for life


Large exoplanet could have the right conditions for life


Article Excerpt: "... Astronomers have found an exoplanet more than twice the size of Earth to be potentially habitable, opening the search for life to planets significantly larger than Earth but smaller than Neptune. A team from the University of Cambridge used the mass, radius, and atmospheric data of the exoplanet K2-18b and determined..."


Reference: phys.org

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Poplar Avenue fire being investigated for arson; 9th arson investigation in neighborhood


Poplar Avenue fire being investigated for arson; 9th arson investigation in neighborhood


Article Excerpt: "... The Poplar Avenue fire is just around the corner from Cavalry Street, where two homes have caught fire a combined six times since October..."


Reference: www.waff.com

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

A Year of Surprising Science From NASA's InSight Mars Mission


A Year of Surprising Science From NASA's InSight Mars Mission


Article Excerpt: "... About InSight: A division of Caltech in Pasadena, JPL manages InSight for NASA's Science Mission Directorate. InSight is part of NASA's Discovery Program, managed by the agency's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Lockheed Martin Space in Denver built the InSight spacecraft, including its cruise stage and lander, and supports spacecraft operations for the mission..."


Reference: mars.nasa.gov

Pentagon Preps Nuclear Moon Rocket


Pentagon Preps Nuclear Moon Rocket


Article Excerpt: "... will expand the operating presence of the U.S. in space to the cislunar volume and enhance domestic operations to a new high-ground, which is in danger of being defined by the adversary,” the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, which oversees the atomic rocket effort, explained in its budget proposal. The U.S. and Chinese space agencies and even private corporations are eager to mine the moon for minerals..."


Reference: www.thedailybeast.com