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2014-07-01 20:20:17

Fred Ordway Dies at Age 87 HUNTSVILLE, Ala., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Frederick Ordway III, a world-renowned space scientist and author, passed away Tuesday, July 1, 2014, in Huntsville, Ala. Ordway is best known for his work as a technical adviser on the film, 2001: A Space Odyssey. He is also noted for his work with Dr. Wernher von Braun on the Apollo program at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville. Ordway studied at Harvard University and the University of...

2014-06-27 23:08:53

The private school program of The Pinnacle Schools (TPS) recently graduated one of its largest classes during commencement ceremonies at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Huntsville, AL. Huntsville, AL (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 The private school program of The Pinnacle Schools (TPS) recently graduated one of its largest classes during commencement ceremonies at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Huntsville, AL. A crowd of around 120 family and friends were in attendance to witness 12 high school...

2014-06-26 23:13:39

Dennis Matthews, an African American, a former U.S. Marine, wounded overseas and the CEO of LCE Newport Beach It Inc, Global Communications Contractors LLC and Live Stremers.com has been denied a defense contract from The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command in Huntsville, Alabama. Las Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 Dennis Matthews, an African- American who is a former U.S. Marine, has been denied a defense contact bid by The U. S. Army Space and...

2014-06-09 08:21:43

Local graduates receive recognition from Harbin Automotive Group SCOTTSBORO, Ala., June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- With the 2013-2014 school year drawing to a close, many area graduates are facing the anxious uncertainty of the proverbial "next step." College, trade schools, and the workforce await, and for many young people, this reality can be daunting. To offer assistance, one area auto dealership is extending scholarships to two area students, both of whom exemplify the...

2014-04-28 23:11:08

Paula Januszkiewicz, the IT security auditor and penetration tester, enterprise security MVP and trainer and Microsoft security trusted advisor for CQURE, will be a featured speaker at Rocket City TakeDownCon this summer. Albuquerque, NM (PRWEB) April 28, 2014 The EC-Council Foundation is bringing this globally recognized hacking and offensive cyber security conference to Huntsville for the second year in partnership with Dynetics, the premier sponsor and host. The event will be held on...

2014-04-08 08:20:52

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Research Institute's Engineering Division is part of a Torch Technologies proposed team that was recently awarded a contract with a potential value of $71 million to support Redstone Arsenal's Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center's (AMRDEC) System Simulation and Development Directorate (SSDD). The award will be used to support SSDD's world-class facilities and enhance and maintain its current suite...

NASA Demonstrates Space Launch System Adaptive Controls
2014-03-23 14:22:05

Leslie Williams, Public Affairs, NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center Can a rocket maneuver like an airplane? And can an airplane act as a surrogate for a maneuvering rocket? NASA engineers demonstrated just that when they used a NASA F/A-18 aircraft recently to simulate a rocket in its early flight phase to test adaptive software for NASA's new rocket the Space Launch System (SLS), the largest, most powerful launch vehicle for deep space missions. The tests are helping engineers...

2013-10-31 23:35:33

The Pinnacle Schools in Huntsville, AL is featured in Inc. Magazine’s 2nd annual Hire Power Awards which recognizes private businesses that have generated the most jobs from January 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013. Hutnsville, Alabama (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 The Pinnacle Schools in Huntsville, AL is featured in Inc. Magazine’s 2nd annual Hire Power Awards which recognizes private businesses that have generated the most jobs from January 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013. According to Inc....

2013-10-02 23:27:32

The Home Learning Association, the newest nationwide homeschool organization in the United States, is now accepting registration for its 2014 Space Camp Adventure, a five-day takeover of the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. There, homeschool students and their families will undergo astronaut training, participate in simulated shuttle missions, learn about robotics, build and launch rockets and even explore the Camp's own Area 51. Englewood, CO (PRWEB) October 02,...

NASA Engineers Compete In Unmanned Aircraft Challenge
2013-09-20 14:04:11

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online There’s nothing like a little friendly competition to push people outside their comfort zones. That’s the idea behind NASA’s recent unmanned aircraft competition held at the Kennedy Space Center. To win the competition, engineers had to build and pilot a radio-controlled aircraft through a series of search-and-rescue tasks. The aircraft had to be able to use sensors to identify the wreckage of an aircraft, a model "black box" and...


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2013-03-16 00:00:00

Wernher von Braun (March 23, 1912 - June 16, 1977) was one of the leading figures in the development of rocket technology in Germany and the United States. His work on the Nazi rocket program made him a controversial figure. The controversy was captured in a song by satirist Tom Lehrer, who described him as "A man whose allegiance is ruled by expedience". He was born on in Wirsitz, Posen, Germany and his mother gave him a telescope upon his Lutheran confirmation. His interest in astronomy...

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