iHeartHsv: Huntsville Botanical Garden: An Exhibit You Don’t Want to Myth

6/7/2018

iHeartHsv: Huntsville Botanical Garden: An Exhibit You Don’t Want to Myth

By Rhah’ghur, A Troll of the Third Realm

Look, trolls get a bad reputation these days. Back in the day, we’d just mind our own business, protecting bridges from errant gruff billy goats. Not that long ago, we were getting good work in movies like the “Lord of the Rings” and “Harry Potter” series. …

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iHeartHsv.com: How To: Explore 230 Years of Huntsville History in One Visit

9/20/2017

iHeartHsv.com: How To: Explore 230 Years of Huntsville History in One Visit

Have you ever wished that you could travel through more than two centuries, visiting Huntsville, Alabama, at various points in its past and future, only to realize that time machines haven’t been invented yet? Sure, we all have! But I bring good news, resident of (insert year in which you are reading this here)! Here is your guide for traveling through time in Huntsville without needing anything more exotic than your own car (bonus points if it’s a DeLorean).

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Mud & Magnolias: Jeff Weddle

2/5/2016

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Mud & Magnolias: Jeff Weddle

While a book by any other name may be just as readable, it doesn’t smell as sweet.

Jeff Weddle’s career, as a librarian, college professor, and author — with a newly published collection of short stories — may be diverse, but it all centers around one thing, a love of “the book.”

“Books have always been a love of mine my whole life,” he said. “They’ve always been the common denominator in what I do.”

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Huntsville.org: Space Geek

2/25/2016<

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Huntsville.org: Space Geek

Huntsville may not have launches like Florida, and our name isn’t famous for astronauts having a problem like Houston, but make no mistake – the Rocket City IS space. If you see a picture of astronauts launching from Florida, they’re probably riding a Huntsville rocket. If you see a picture of crewmembers working on the International Space Station, they’re very likely in a Huntsville-managed module. And if you see a pretty picture of distant galaxies or nebulas, Huntsville was probably involved in the telescope that took that picture. From supporting the New Horizons mission to Pluto to designing the rocket for human missions to Mars, Huntsville plays an important role.

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WHNT: Revisit favorite Huntsville memories with Huntsville Revisited

There is a lot to learn about Huntsville, if you’re so inclined. From the city’s early days as a cotton trading center to the NASA boom years.

This afternoon you’ll have a chance to revisit some of those memories.

We spoke with David Hitt, President of the HMC Historical Society and William Hampton, Founder of Huntsville Revisited, about what to expect.

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Searching for Skylab: Trailer 1

Searching for Skylab is an independently-produced documentary made for people like you, to let you see and hear the real stories behind Skylab for themselves, some of which have never been told before!
The film is packed with exclusive interviews, allowing you to understand why its story remains one of the greatest, albeit mostly forgotten, American triumphs of all time!

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More about “Searching for Skylab” Here

Rocketology: The Next Steps Are Here

2/4/2016

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Rocketology: The Next Steps Are Here

Back in November, we debuted the first in a set of new videos, “No Small Steps.” Now, the next “Steps” is here!

The first video in the series explained why going to Mars is a very big challenge, and why meeting that challenge requires a very big rocket. (Hint: You need a whole lot of fuel.)

The second installment goes a step further, by discussing how NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) builds on the foundation of the Saturn V and the Space Shuttle, but then uses that foundation to create a rocket that will accomplish something neither of them could – sending humans to the Red Planet.

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