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NASA’s Eclipse Balloon Project to simulate life’s ability to survive beyond Earth

 

Written by Andrew Good
NASA’ Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – Steps forward in the search for life beyond Earth can be as simple as sending a balloon into the sky. In one of the most unique and extensive eclipse observation campaigns ever attempted, NASA is collaborating with student teams across the U.S. to do just that.

A larger initiative, NASA’s Eclipse Balloon Project, led by Angela Des Jardins of Montana State University, is sending more than 50 high-altitude balloons launched by student teams across the U.S. to livestream aerial footage of the August 21st, 2017, total solar eclipse from the edge of space to NASA’s website.

This picture of Montana was taken from the stratosphere (84,000 feet or 25,000 meters) during one of Montana Space Grant Consortium's high-altitude balloon tests on April 19, 2014. (Montana State University)

This picture of Montana was taken from the stratosphere (84,000 feet or 25,000 meters) during one of Montana Space Grant Consortium’s high-altitude balloon tests on April 19, 2014. (Montana State University)

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Nashville Sounds fall to Salt Lake Bees, 12-7

 

Nashville Sounds

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – A 10-run top of the sixth inning led the Salt Lake Bees to a 12-6 win over the Nashville Sounds in front of 9,868 fans at First Tennessee Park Sunday night.

Salt Lake sent 13 batters to the plate in the gigantic inning, 10 of which came away with hits. Rey Navarro and Sherman Johnson both scored twice in the frame. The 10 runs is the largest inning any opposing team has had against Sounds pitching in 2017.

Patrick Schuster was the primary victim of the Salt Lake onslaught as he was touched for a career-high tying nine runs in his 1/3 of an inning.

Salt Lake Bees Ten-Run Sixth Inning Dooms Nashville Sounds. (Nashville Sounds)

Salt Lake Bees Ten-Run Sixth Inning Dooms Nashville Sounds. (Nashville Sounds)

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101st Airborne Division Lifeliners host ‘Not In My Squad’ week at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Sgt. Neysa Canfield
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade “Lifeliners,” 101st Abn. Div., participated in “Not in My Squad” week, June 27th-30th, 2017 here.

The Lifeliner Brigade launched their first “Not in My Squad” event in November 2016 per Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey’s initiative that emphasizes the importance of junior leaders engaging with their Soldiers.

Capt. Michael Knight, a native of Sweeny, Texas, and the support operations material readiness branch officer in charge for the 101st Abn. Div. Sust. Bde, helped coordinate the event.

Sgt. 1st Class Douglas Duncan (right), the equal opportunity advisor for the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade “Lifeliners,” 101st Abn. Div., talks to the Soldiers of the brigade, June 27, 2017, on Fort Campbell, Kentucky, about the classes he will instructing during “Not In My Squad” week. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield/101st SBDE Public Affairs)

Sgt. 1st Class Douglas Duncan (right), the equal opportunity advisor for the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade “Lifeliners,” 101st Abn. Div., talks to the Soldiers of the brigade, June 27, 2017, on Fort Campbell, Kentucky, about the classes he will instructing during “Not In My Squad” week. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield/101st SBDE Public Affairs)

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Roxy Regional Theatre Supporters Dr. John & Cathy Stanton to Host “Eclipse Party” on Monday, August 21st

 

Clarskville's Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – The Roxy Regional Theatre is offering a unique and intimate opportunity to experience this summer’s once-in-a-lifetime celestial event at a total solar “Eclipse Party” hosted at the home of longtime supporters Dr. John and Cathy Stanton.

At the Stantons’ 18-plus-acre oasis in the northern section of Montgomery County, large open fields afford unobstructed views of the sky, perfect for observing the rare total solar eclipse.

Roxy Regional Theatre "Eclipse Party"

Roxy Regional Theatre “Eclipse Party”

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Tennessee Highway Patrol Conducts Traffic Stop, Locates 28 Pounds of Marijuana

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPCookeville, TN – On July 12th, 2017, Trooper Al Seitner of the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Cookeville District stopped a vehicle in Putnam County for following another vehicle too closely.

The driver, 25-year-old Jonathan Kossa of Cookeville, Tennessee appeared extremely nervous for a simple traffic violation. While talking to Kossa, Trooper Seitner observed a large cardboard box in the back seat of the vehicle. When asked what was in the box, Kossa said he did not know as he was transporting the box for his roommate.

Search Reveals 18 Vacuum Sealed Packages of Marijuana

Search Reveals 18 Vacuum Sealed Packages of Marijuana

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Tennessee Consumer Affairs: Don’t Let Eclipse-Related Scams Compromise Safety

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – Big events draw crowds – and unscrupulous scammers looking to cash in at others’ expense. The August 21st, 2017 total solar eclipse is no exception. As thousands of consumers make plans to view the eclipse at parties and other gatherings across the Volunteer State, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs reminds

Tennesseans to check the authenticity of the merchandise they purchase to watch the eclipse, including viewing glasses and handheld solar viewers.

The total solar eclipse of Aug. 21, 2017, stretches across the U.S. from coast to coast, providing scientists with a unique opportunity to study the eclipse from different vantage points. (NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio)

The total solar eclipse of Aug. 21, 2017, stretches across the U.S. from coast to coast, providing scientists with a unique opportunity to study the eclipse from different vantage points. (NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio)

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NASA to use Asteroid Flyby to test Planetary Defense Network

 

Written by Laurie Cantillo / Dwayne Brown
NASA Headquarters

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationWashington, D.C. – NASA scientists are excited about the upcoming close flyby of a small asteroid and plan to use its upcoming October close approach to Earth as an opportunity not only for science, but to test NASA’s network of observatories and scientists who work with planetary defense.

The target of all this attention is asteroid 2012 TC4 — a small asteroid estimated to be between 30 and 100 feet (10 and 30 meters) in size. On October 12th, TC4 will safely fly past Earth. Even though scientists cannot yet predict exactly how close it will approach, they are certain it will come no closer than 4,200 miles (6,800 kilometers) from the surface of Earth. The asteroid has been out of range of telescopes since 2012.

This animation depicts the safe flyby of asteroid 2012 TC4 as it passes under Earth on Oct. 12, 2017. While scientists cannot yet predict exactly how close it will approach, they are certain it will come no closer than 4,200 miles (6,800 kilometers) from Earth's surface. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

This animation depicts the safe flyby of asteroid 2012 TC4 as it passes under Earth on Oct. 12, 2017. While scientists cannot yet predict exactly how close it will approach, they are certain it will come no closer than 4,200 miles (6,800 kilometers) from Earth’s surface. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

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Nashville Sounds take down Salt Lake Bees, 2-1

 

Nashville Sounds

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds used a dominant pitching performance to grab a 2-1 win over the Salt Lake Bees in front of a sellout crowd of 11,024 fans Saturday night at First Tennessee Park.

One night after the Sounds used three pitchers to shut out the Las Vegas 51s, four pitchers held the Bees to one run on four hits in another one-run win. It’s the third time in four games the Sounds have won a one-run game.

Kendall Graveman started on a Major League rehab assignment and went 4 2/3 innings. The right-hander allowed one run on four hits while walking a pair and striking out five. The lone run he allowed was a one-out solo homer to Ramon Flores to give Salt Lake a 1-0 lead in the second.

Four Nashville Sounds Hurlers Limit Salt Lake to One Run. (Nashville Sounds)

Four Nashville Sounds Hurlers Limit Salt Lake to One Run. (Nashville Sounds)

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Clarksville Police says Victim Gets Ride to Hospital When He Discovers He Has Been Shot

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – A 34-year-old Clarksville man heard gunshots about 2:00pm Saturday, July 29th, 2017, while walking on Parham Drive to a Kraft Street convenience store.

The 34-year-old Clarksville resident said the gunshots caused him to curtail his shopping trip and return to his Parham Drive residence, but soon realized he was bleeding from an injury to his upper leg.

Clarksville Police are investigating a shooting on Parham Drive.

Clarksville Police are investigating a shooting on Parham Drive.

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Clarksville Police to close Fort Campbell Boulevard Lanes Sunday for Crash Reconstruction

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – Northbound traffic on Fort Campbell Boulevard (Hwy 41A) will experience lane closures Sunday, July 30th, 2017 from 7:00am until 10:00am at the Airport Road junction. Clarksville Police Department Investigators will be reconstructing a recent crash at that location. Expect short delays and some traffic back-up during this time.

Drivers please use caution when traveling this area.

Lane Closure

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