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World’s most powerful rocket booster test fired

The world’s most powerful rocket booster was successfully test fired for more than two minutes at a Promontory, Utah test site Thursday.

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Masking order issued at Redstone Arsenal

Tens of thousands of people working at Huntsville’s Redstone Arsenal complex, the home of the Army's critical missile and rocket programs, are required to wear masks at indoor worksites yet again.

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Mo Brooks offers caustic and sarcastic congratulations to the Democratic Party after losing Senate runoff

“I would be remiss if I did not congratulate the Alabama Democratic Party for helping to ensure that the Democrat nominee in the Republican Primary won. So, congratulations to the Alabama Democratic party. They now have two nominees in the general election, Will Boyd and my opponent [Katie Britt] who they endorsed and helped push over the finish line both in the primary and in the runoff.”, Brooks said.

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Artemis I rocket test update: 'The rehearsal was successful, but we do have a leak'

While the football field length rocket performed very well overall during the simulated countdown test, there were a few problems with some hardware, including a problem with the same piece of ground support equipment on the launch pad that caused the failure of a previous attempt to fully fill the rocket’s huge propellant tanks and simulate a countdown during the last test a couple of months ago.

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Huntsville’s Space and Rocket Center receives largest donation ever

Jared Isaacman was only 12 years old in 1995 when he attended Huntsville’s Aviation Challenge Camp at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center. Now, he has announced the largest-ever donation to the center.

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Off On A Comet?: Was a disappointing meteor shower the result of bad science or bad reporting?

The headlines created great expectations for the millions of mosquito harassed people who stood outside in the dark of night looking for an anticipated Memorial Day weekend cosmic fireworks display.

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Huntsville’s most powerful rocket ever heading back to launchpad following several fixes

NASA’s new Artemis I rocket is being prepared for an early June return to its Kennedy Space Center, Florida launchpad for a second attempt to successfully conduct a full vehicle checkout that includes complete propellant fueling and a full-up final countdown rehearsal that will include everything short of firing the 8.8-million-pound thrust rocket engines for liftoff.

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Mo Brooks in runoff with Katie Britt for Republican U.S. Senate nomination

An enthusiastic crowd of supporters gathered in support of Congressman Mo Brooks’ run for the United States Senate at the main Ballroom of the Huntsville Botanical Gardens Tuesday evening.

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World’s Largest Space Museum Kicks Off Summer With a Launch Party, New Hands-On Exhibit, and Movie Premieres

Hundreds of enthusiastic guests of all ages attended a launch viewing party and other festivities at the United States Space and Rocket Center (USSRC) Thursday night.

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Fifth Congressional District Republican Primary Candidate Paul Sanford has deep roots in Alabama

Huntsville native Paul Sanford is very proud of his deep Alabama roots. “My family came to Alabama in the early 1800s before it had even become a state," said Sanford.

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Fireworks over Common Core erupt at Fifth District Congressional Primary Forum in Athens

The North Alabama Athens-Limestone Republican Women organization, which had already used their Facebook page to endorse Madison County...

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6 Republican Gubernatorial Candidates participate in debate in Huntsville

Six contenders seeking to unseat incumbent Gov. Kay Ivey faced off in a sold-out live debate at the Event Center at Roto Rooter in...

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Huntsville NASA family welcomes back Apollo 16 moonwalker on mission’s 50th anniversary

It was an emotional reunion Wednesday night when legendary Apollo moonwalker Charles Duke returned to Huntsville’s US Space and Rocket...

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New 'black gold' of Alabama to put state on map for automakers

The state of Alabama will soon be an even bigger part of the automaking industry, thanks to a rare earth mineral found deep in east-central...

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Capital murder trial underway for man accused in death of NASA retiree

A thorough jury member selection process took place this week in a Madison County court for the capital murder trial of Warren T. Hardy....

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NASA and high-tech Huntsville companies could be target for Russian cyber intrusions

With Russian leader Vladimir Putin warning the world that his country is armed with thermonuclear weapons, fears about the Russian...

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UPDATE: Huntsville rocket team prepares for rollout of ‘World’s Mightiest Rocket’

NASA managers responsible for the final preparations to launch the world’s mightiest rocket provided a work progress update during...

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North Alabama school system drops mask mandate after call for 'mass stay at home' day

“We did it,” conservative North Alabama District 5 Congressional candidate Andy Blalock told 1819 News Wednesday morning as he announced...

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North Alabama plant facing wrongful death litigation after OSHA investigation

The Daikin America chemical plant located in Decatur is facing lawsuits and proposed Occupational Safety and Health Administration...