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News Archive / Tagged: Huntsville

  • Huntsville seeks FAA approval to host Dream Chaser landings at HSV

    Curt GodwinSeptember 1st, 2017

    Huntsville, Alabama, has left an indelible mark on the United States' spaceflight heritage, earning the nickname "The Rocket City" in the process. Now the northern Alabama municipality seeks Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval for its international airport (HSV) to be a landing location for Sierra Nevada Corporation's (SNC) Dream Chaser spacecraft.

  • Sierra Nevada’s Dream Chaser may land in Huntsville

    Scott JohnsonJune 16th, 2015

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — On Monday, June 15, at a meeting of the Huntsville / Madison County Chamber of Commerce, and also in France, at the Paris Air Show “Made In Alabama ” booth, a coalition of entities – including the City of Huntsville, the State of Alabama and Teledyne Brown Engineering – announced plans for a series of preliminary […]

  • NASA taps student teams to simulate human exploration of other worlds

    Press ReleaseDecember 2nd, 2013

    NASA is debuting a new engineering design challenge to engage students worldwide in the next phase of human space exploration. The NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge is a more complex follow-on to the successful NASA Great Moonbuggy Race.

  • NASA missions study ‘watershed’ cosmic explosion in unparalleled detail

    Press ReleaseNovember 24th, 2013

    On April 27, a blast of light from a dying star in a distant galaxy became the focus of astronomers around the world. The explosion, known as a gamma-ray burst and designated GRB 130427A, tops the charts as one of the brightest ever seen.