Huntsville Alabama

Gov. Kay Ivey Welcomes Review of Decision to Move Space Command Headquarters to Alabama

Gov. Kay Ivey says she welcomes a federal review of the decision to move the Space Command headquarters from Colorado to Huntsville. Ivey said today that she believes the review will confirm that Alabama was the right choice. The Department of Defense’s inspector general announced Friday that it was reviewing the Trump administration’s last-minute decision to relocate U.S. Space Command…

Mission Accomplished: U.S. Space & Rocket Center Reaches Fundraising Goal

The U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville is the state’s top paid tourist attraction. But the center said it faced possible closure later this year if it couldn’t raise enough money to keep its doors open. A GoFundMe campaign to raise $1.5 million has exceeded its goal.  Boeing donated $500,000 and Huntsville technology company SAIC chipped in $250,000 on…

U.S. Space and Rocket Center Could Close Permanently Due to a Lack of Money

The U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville says it could be forced to close permanently because of the coronavirus pandemic. It is Alabama’s top paid tourist attraction. It has launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise the $1.5 million it says it needs. Otherwise, it is possible the U.S. Space and Rocket Center could close at the end of October….

50 Years Ago: Man Walks on the Moon

Celebrations are in full swing across the country for the 50th anniversary of humanity’s first footsteps on another world. The Apollo 11 mission has special meaning in Alabama. The Saturn V rocket used to launch Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins into space was developed in Huntsville. Many activities have been happening near the U.S. Space and Rocket Center…