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NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope to begin new mission phase in October

 

Written by Elizabeth Landau
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – Celebrating the spacecraft’s ability to push the boundaries of space science and technology, NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope team has dubbed the next phase of its journey “Beyond.”

“Spitzer is operating well beyond the limits that were set for it at the beginning of the mission,” said Michael Werner, the project scientist for Spitzer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. “We never envisioned operating 13 years after launch, and scientists are making discoveries in areas of science we never imagined exploring with the spacecraft.”

This artist's concept shows NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. Spitzer begins its "Beyond" mission phase on Oct. 1, 2016. The spacecraft is depicted in the orientation it assumes to establish communications with ground stations. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

This artist’s concept shows NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope. Spitzer begins its “Beyond” mission phase on Oct. 1, 2016. The spacecraft is depicted in the orientation it assumes to establish communications with ground stations. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

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Nashville Sounds beat Memphis Redbirds 2-1

 

Nashville SoundsMemphis, TN – Another strong performance by starter Dillon Overton led the Nashville Sounds to a 2-1 win over the Memphis Redbirds Saturday night at AutoZone Park.

The win was the 46th on the road for the American Southern Division champions. It matches the franchise record for most road wins in a season set by the 1980 Sounds club that also won 46 away from Nashville. The Sounds have five more road games left in the regular season.

Overton limited the Redbirds to one run on five hits in six innings. He issued one walk and struck out four in his 13th win of the season. The left-hander has 13 quality starts and the Sounds are 14-6 in games he starts.

Nashville Sounds' Dillon Overton Second in the PCL with 13 Wins

Nashville Sounds’ Dillon Overton Second in the PCL with 13 Wins

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AAA says Hit the Breaks, Not All Self-Braking Cars are Designed to Stop

 

AAAKnoxville, TN – Advances in automatic emergency braking technology provides motorists with a false sense of security.

New test results from AAA reveal that automatic emergency braking systems – the safety technology that will soon be standard equipment on 99 percent of vehicles, are not created equal. Automatic emergency braking systems are designed to help drivers avoid rear-end and vehicles versus pedestrian collisions. AAA urges motorists to educate themselves on the limitations of these systems.

AAA tests reveal Automatic Emergency Braking Systems Vary Significantly

AAA tests reveal Automatic Emergency Braking Systems Vary Significantly

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Perfect Saturday as APSU Volleyball upends USC Upstate in five sets

 

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APSU Women's Volleyball - Austin Peay State UniversityJohnson City, TN – Austin Peay State University’s volleyball team closed the match with a furious rally and claimed a five-set victory (25-22, 22-25, 20-25, 25-19, 15-10) against USC Upstate, Saturday afternoon, in its final match at the DoubleTree Hotel Buccaneer Challenge in Brooks Gym.

Austin Peay (2-1) trailed USC Upstate 12-4 in the third set, with the match tied at one set each.

Austin Peay Women's Volleyball close out five set match against USC Upstate Saturday afternoon. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Volleyball close out five set match against USC Upstate Saturday afternoon. (APSU Sports Information)

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Nashville Sounds return to First Tennessee Park for final Regular Season Homestand

 

Nashville Sounds

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The first-place Nashville Sounds begin the final homestand of the regular season Monday when they welcome the Triple-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs – the Iowa Cubs – to First Tennessee Park for a four-game series.

The Sounds’ clinched the American Southern Division with it’s win over the Memphis Redbirds Friday night at AutoZone Park.

Below is a preview for each game of the homestand.

Three Fireworks Shows, Rickey Henderson and Barry Zito Appearances Highlight Final Nashville Sounds Homestand.

Three Fireworks Shows, Rickey Henderson and Barry Zito Appearances Highlight Final Nashville Sounds Homestand.

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Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan helps unveil Woman Suffrage Monument in Nashville

 

Clarksville Department of Electricity - CDE - CDE LightbandClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan and two other women mayors who lead major cities in Tennessee were among a group of dignitaries who spoke Friday at a ceremony to unveil the Tennessee Woman Suffrage Monument.

Fittingly, the statue was shown to the world on Women’s Equality Day, the 96th anniversary of the date the Tennessee House voted 49-48 to ratify the 19th Amendment, ensuring passage of the measure granting American women the right to vote.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan and Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero spoke Friday during a ceremony to unveil the Tennessee Woman Suffrage Monument at Centennial Park in Nashville.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan and Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero spoke Friday during a ceremony to unveil the Tennessee Woman Suffrage Monument at Centennial Park in Nashville.

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Trio of 10-kill efforts pace APSU Govs to season’s first win

 

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APSU Women's Volleyball - Austin Peay State UniversityJohnson City, TN – A trio double-digit kill performances helped Austin Peay State University’s volleyball team post a three-set victory (25-23, 25-16, 27-25) against Troy, Saturday morning, at the DoubleTree Hotel Buccaneer Challenge in Brooks Gym.

Austin Peay (1-1) got on a roll to end the first set and used that momentum to post a 2-0 lead in the match.

Austin Peay Volleyball defeats Troy in straight sets Saturday morning at DoubleTree Hotel Buccaneer Challenge. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Volleyball defeats Troy in straight sets Saturday morning at DoubleTree Hotel Buccaneer Challenge. (APSU Sports Information)

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101st Airborne Division releases name of Fort Campbell Shooter

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) has released the name of the soldier who was apprehended yesterday by military police after responding to a report of shots fired near Campbell Army Airfield.

The soldier has been identified as 23-year old Spc. Bryan Castillo, a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter repairer, who arrived at Fort Campbell in September, 2013.

Castillo allegedly entered Hangar 8 on the airfield at approximately 11:30am yesterday and fired two shots. Installation law enforcement was notified and immediately responded. He fled the hangar in his privately owned vehicle and law enforcement pursued.

Fort Campbell shooter identified, charges decision pending. (Sam Shore)

Fort Campbell shooter identified, charges decision pending. (Sam Shore)

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Junior Tennessee Titans Cheerleaders and Junior T-Rac to perform at halftime on October 16th

 

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Registration Deadline is September 6th

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans are now accepting applications for the Junior Titans Cheerleading program and Junior Titans Mascot program. The Junior Titans Cheerleaders and Junior Titans Mascots will culminate in a halftime performance during the Titans regular season game against the Cleveland Browns on October 16th at Nissan Stadium.

Registration forms can be downloaded at the team’s website, www.titansonline.com. The application deadline for both programs is September 6th.

Junior Tennessee Titans Cheerleaders and Junior T-Rac

Junior Tennessee Titans Cheerleaders and Junior T-Rac

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Austin Peay State University Nursing Faculty presents at International Conference in South Africa

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Three Austin Peay State University School of Nursing professors traveled to South Africa earlier this summer to speak about their research at the 27th Sigma Theta Tau International Research Congress.

The congress, with more than 800 nurse researchers from 33 different countries, is the largest nursing research event in the world.

(L to R) Dr. Amy Hamlin, Dr. Shondell Hickson and Dr. Patty Orr.

(L to R) Dr. Amy Hamlin, Dr. Shondell Hickson and Dr. Patty Orr.

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