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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...

2012-08-15 20:09:56

NASA has selected three small businesses to provide access to a variety of program support services for the agency's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. Under the Marshall Integrated Program Support Services (MIPSS) blanket purchase agreements, the following companies will lead teams to compete for task orders: - Manufacturing Technical Solutions Inc., Huntsville, Ala. - Sumaria Systems Inc., Danvers, Mass. - Victory Solutions Inc., Huntsville, Ala. The blanket...

2012-03-07 04:43:28

NASA Chief Technologist Mason Peck and Space Technology Program Director Michael Gazarik will visit CFD Research Corporation (CFDRC) of Huntsville, Ala., at 1 p.m. CST on Thursday, March 8. Media representatives are invited to join Peck, Gazarik and CFDRC's CEO Sangeeta Singhal during the one-hour tour of the company. Officials will be available to speak with reporters during the event at CFDRC corporate headquarters, located at 215 Wynn Drive in Huntsville. There also will be a photo...

US Space & Rocket Center Receives New Funding
2011-10-18 05:25:01

The US Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama is getting a generous gift of $250,000 from the city to help with the center´s immense debt. Under Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle´s call, city leaders approved the one-time emergency payment to the space center to help it deal with its $19 million worth of debt. The center is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Alabama and generates millions of dollars in tax revenue for the city of Huntsville, but it has had some...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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