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AAA says Gas Prices may have Peaked

 

AAATampa, FL – Gas prices may have hit their annual peak. The national average price for a gallon of gasoline has declined for eight consecutive days. Regionally, prices have been falling longer: 12 days in Florida (5¢) and Georgia (6¢), and 11 days in Tennessee (6¢).

“Gas prices usually hit their highest point of the year during the first six months and that could be what has happened in the past couple weeks,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group.

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AAA says Gas Prices have Stabilized

 

AAATampa, FL – Prices at the pump are moving lower, but face upward pressure due to increased oil prices. Crude oil reached 11-month highs last week and that could lead to higher gasoline prices.

“Rising oil prices typically lead to increased gas prices, but that has not happened yet,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Fortunately, last week’s shift in oil prices was not dramatic and wholesale prices are lower than a week ago, so it’s possible pump prices could get cheaper.”

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Blue Spaders first in Regiment History to deploy as 101st Airborne Screaming Eagles

 

Written by 1st Lt. Daniel Johnson
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

2nd Brigade Combat Team - StrikeFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Taji, Iraq – As the sun shone down on their heads in Taji, Iraq, the Soldiers of Company D, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Strike, stood ready. For some, this moment had come once, or twice before.

For a large number of the Soldiers however, this would be their first time. In a few minutes, they would don a Screaming Eagle on their right shoulder.

“Do not take it lightly what this patching ceremony means,” said Capt. Justin Shaw, the commander of Co. D. “You’re setting the standard.”

Cpt. Justin Shaw, center, commander of Company D, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Strike, shakes the hands of Soldiers of Company D after their patching ceremony June 3, 2016, in Taji, Iraq. Soldiers are allowed to wear the patch for the rest of their careers, signifying service in a theater of combat operations with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). (1st Lt. Daniel Johnson)

Cpt. Justin Shaw, center, commander of Company D, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Strike, shakes the hands of Soldiers of Company D after their patching ceremony June 3, 2016, in Taji, Iraq. Soldiers are allowed to wear the patch for the rest of their careers, signifying service in a theater of combat operations with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). (1st Lt. Daniel Johnson)

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NASA’s Space Launch System Booster is being prepared for next Qualification Test

 

Written by Kim Henry
NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPromontory, UT – The Old Farmer’s Almanac is predicting a hotter-than-normal summer for Utah, but at Orbital ATK’s test facility in Promontory, crews are bundling up to chill down the booster for the world’s most powerful rocket, NASA’s Space Launch System.

The booster is being cooled to approximately 40 degrees Fahrenheit ahead of its second qualification ground test June 28th. Testing at the thermal extremes experienced by the booster on the launch pad is important to understanding the effects of temperature on the performance of how the propellant burns.

An Orbital ATK technician inspects hardware and instrumentation on a full-scale, test version booster for NASA's new rocket, the Space Launch System. The booster is being cooled to approximately 40 degrees Fahrenheit ahead of its second qualification ground test June 28 at Orbital ATK's test facilities in Promontory, Utah. (Orbital ATK)

An Orbital ATK technician inspects hardware and instrumentation on a full-scale, test version booster for NASA’s new rocket, the Space Launch System. The booster is being cooled to approximately 40 degrees Fahrenheit ahead of its second qualification ground test June 28 at Orbital ATK’s test facilities in Promontory, Utah. (Orbital ATK)

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AAA says Gas Prices suddenly jump in the South

 

‘Colin’ could impact gas prices in Florida

AAATampa, FL – Motorists in Georgia and Tennessee saw gas prices increase last week, but not by nearly as much as those in Florida. Since last Sunday, state averages rose 1-cent in Georgia, 4 cents in Tennessee, and 10 cents in Florida.

“Minimal increases at the pump were understandable, because of increased holiday demand and delayed reaction to rising crude prices, but the dramatic increases seen in Florida came a surprise,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group.

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NASA reports Astronaut Jeff Williams to be first human to enter Expandable Module deployed in Space

 

NASA’s Johnson Space Center

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationHouston, TX – On Monday, June 6th, astronaut Jeff Williams will enter the first human-rated expandable module deployed in space, a technology demonstration to investigate the potential challenges and benefits of expandable habitats for deep space exploration and commercial low-Earth orbit applications.

Williams and the NASA and Bigelow Aerospace teams working at Mission Control Center at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston expanded the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) by filling it with air during more than seven hours of operations Saturday, May 28th.

Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM)

Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM)

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AAA reports Memorial Day Gas Prices hit 11 Year Low

 

Summer gas prices forecast to be the lowest in more than a decade

AAATampa, FL Today, motorists found the lowest gas prices on Memorial Day in 11 years. The average price for a gallon of gasoline was $2.32 nationwide, $2.25 in Florida, $2.27 in Georgia, and $2.16 in Tennessee.

This year’s average prices were 42 cents (US), 39 cents (FL & GA), and 32 cents (TN) lower than last year’s holiday averages.

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AAA says more than a Third of Motorists admit to Drinking and Driving

 

Tow to Go Program Available for Memorial Day Weekend

AAATampa, FL – According to a recent AAA Consumer Pulse™ survey, over a third (36%) of motorists have driven multiple times in the past year after consuming alcohol. AAA urges everyone to prepare for a safe holiday weekend if they intend to drink away from home.

That means choosing a Designated Driver, staying where you are celebrating, or arranging for another form of safe transportation.

Celebrate the Memorial Day Weekend Safely by choosing a Designated Driver.

Celebrate the Memorial Day Weekend Safely by choosing a Designated Driver.

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AAA reports Memorial Day Gas Prices to hit 11 Year Low

 

AAATampa, FL – Gas prices rose throughout the week, but stabilized during the weekend as 33.9 million Americans plan a road trip for Memorial Day – the second-most auto travelers for the holiday on record.

“Gas prices rose an average of 6 cents last week, but Memorial Day travelers should still enjoy the lowest holiday gas prices since 2005,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group.

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NASA readies OSIRIS-REx spacecraft for September Launch

 

Written by Nancy Neal Jones
NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationGreenbelt, MD – NASA’s first spacecraft designed to return a piece of an asteroid to Earth arrived Friday, May 20th, at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, and has begun final preparations in advance of its September launch.

The Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security – Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft will undergo final testing and fueling prior to being moved to its launch pad. The mission has a 34-day launch period beginning on September 8th.

After launch, the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will travel to the near-Earth asteroid Bennu and retrieve at least 60 grams (2.1 ounces) of pristine surface material and return it to Earth for study.

NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is revealed after its protective cover is removed inside the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The spacecraft traveled from Lockheed Martin's facility near Denver, Colorado to Kennedy to begin processing for its upcoming launch, targeted for Sept. 8 aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. (NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis)

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is revealed after its protective cover is removed inside the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The spacecraft traveled from Lockheed Martin’s facility near Denver, Colorado to Kennedy to begin processing for its upcoming launch, targeted for Sept. 8 aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. (NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis)

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