Searching for Skylab

Can humanity as a whole benefit from exploring space and what do the most ancient cultures have to say about it? This movie allows you to experience the historical journey guided by those who were there.

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iHeartHsv: Everyone Can Go Back to School in Huntsville


iHeartHsv: Everyone Can Go Back to School in Huntsville

Fall is just around the corner, and that means it’s back-to-school time! If your school years are a few years behind you, good news! A trip to the Rocket City will let you recapture the excitement of a first day of school. Here are just a few of the subjects you can “study” during a visit to Huntsville. All of this without the uncomfortable desks and with much better food!

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9/20/2017 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


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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 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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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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