Rocketology: The Next Steps Are Here



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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iHeartHsv: Love notes from #iHeartHsv bloggers to the Rocket City



iHeartHsv: Love notes from #iHeartHsv bloggers to the Rocket City

Last year, at the tail end of the 2015 #iHeartHsv campaign, we launched this blog – For one year now, we’ve worked with local writers to tell Huntsville and Madison County stories. Everything from why we’re called the Rocket City, to pet-friendly spots, local craft beer write-ups, a whole bunch of Little Known Facts and much, much more.

We like to think of ourselves as your resource – whether you’re a visitor who has never been to Huntsville or you’re a local who is looking for a new perspective and different experiences in their hometown. We’ve got you covered.

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Mars Interviews: David Hitt & Kathryn Crowe


David Hitt is a communications strategist for NASA’s Space Launch System, helping to share the story of America’s next-generation heavy-lift rocket for human and scientific exploration beyond Earth’s orbit. Hitt began working at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in 2002 as a writer for the NASAexplores education website.

Kathryn Crowe is a Systems Engineer on the SLS launch vehicle. She is currently working on such items as evolvability trade studies, near earth mission timelines, and operational requirements for EM2 and beyond. Prior to coming to work at NASA, she spent 4 years in the USAF at the Defense Language Institute, and then proceeded to get her B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Alabama at Huntsville.

Watch the Video Here Bold They Rise Book Launch

Astronauts Rhea Seddon and Robert “Hoot” Gibson joined authors David Hitt and Heather R. Smith on May 31, 2014 at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center’s 3D Theater in Huntsville, AL to discuss the authors’ new book, Bold They Rise, covering the early years of the Space Shuttle Program, from inception up through the Challenger accident.

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