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Austin Peay State University Women’s Golf gets Third at Alabama Tri-Match

 

APSU Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUHuntsville, AL -Austin Peay State University women’s golf team finished third out of three teams in a Saturday tri-match with Murray State and Belmont, played at the Highlands Course at Hampton Cove.

Austin Peay Lady Govs Golf. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Lady Govs Golf. (APSU Sports Information)

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NASA announces Video to be Beamed by Laser back to Earth from International Space Station

 

Written by David Israel and Mark Whalen
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – A team of about 20 working at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA, through the lab’s Phaeton early-career-hire program, led the development of the Optical Payload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) investigation, which is preparing for an April 14th launch to the International Space Station aboard the SpaceX-3 mission.

The goal? NASA’s first optical communication experiment on the orbital laboratory.

This artist's concept shows how the Optical Payload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) laser will beam data to Earth from the International Space Station. (NASA)

This artist’s concept shows how the Optical Payload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) laser will beam data to Earth from the International Space Station. (NASA)

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APSU Lady Govs Golf plays Belmont Bruins, Murray State Racers this weekend

 

Austin Peay Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s golf team will utilize a tri-match to prepare for the Ohio Valley Conference tournament when it travels to Huntsville, AL, Saturday, to play against Belmont and Murray State.

Austin Peay Women's Golf. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Golf. (APSU Sports Information)

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Clarksville Civil War Roundtable’s next meeting is March 19th, 2014

 

The 120th meeting. Also their Tenth Anniversary

Clarksville Civil War RoundtableClarksville, TN – The next meeting of the Clarksville (TN) Civil War Roundtable will be on Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 at the Bone & Joint Center, 980 Professional Park Drive, right across the street from Gateway Medical Center. This is just off Dunlop Lane and Holiday Drive and only a few minutes east of Governor’s Square mall.

The meeting begins at 7:00pm and is always open to the public. Members please bring a friend or two – new recruits are always welcomed.

Topic: “Conflicted Friendships: John Bull, Uncle Sam and King Cotton; The British Influence Upon Union and Confederate Naval Strategies”

The Confederate Navy ironclad CSS Richmond.

The Confederate Navy ironclad CSS Richmond.

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Clarksville Soldier Lawrence Woods to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery

 

Staff Sergeant Woods has been missing in action for 50 years

Tennessee Department of Veterans AffairsNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder recognize the service and sacrifice of Staff Sergeant Lawrence Woods of Clarksville, TN.

Woods was among eight service members killed in a plane crash on October 24th, 1964 and the first Tennessean to be declared missing in action (MIA) leading up to the Vietnam War.

Woods was a member of the 5th Special Forces Group based out of Fort Campbell.

Staff Sergeant Lawrence Woods

Staff Sergeant Lawrence Woods

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APSU Lady Govs Softball sweeps Alabama A&M Bulldogs to extend winning steak to four

 

Austin Peay Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUHuntsville, AL – Austin Peay State University’s softball team ran its current win streak to four games, Wednesday afternoon, as it swept the Alabama A&M Lady Bulldogs by scores of 15-6 and 4-0.

APSU pitcher Brianna Bartuccio gets her first collegiate shutout against the Alabama A&M Lady Bulldogs in Game 2.

APSU pitcher Brianna Bartuccio gets her first collegiate shutout against the Alabama A&M Lady Bulldogs in Game 2.

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NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory sees Jet shooting out of fast moving Pulsar

 

NASA

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationHuntsville, AL – A fast-moving pulsar escaping from a supernova remnant while spewing out a record-breaking jet – the longest of any object in the Milky Way galaxy — of high-energy particles was seen by NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory.

The pulsar, a type of neutron star, is known as IGR J11014-6103. IGR J11014-6103′s peculiar behavior can likely be traced back to its birth in the collapse and subsequent explosion of a massive star.

Composite image of pulsar IGR J11014-6103. (X-ray: NASA/CXC/ISDC/L.Pavan et al, Radio: CSIRO/ATNF/ATCA O)

Composite image of pulsar IGR J11014-6103. (X-ray: NASA/CXC/ISDC/L.Pavan et al, Radio: CSIRO/ATNF/ATCA O)

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NASA’s New Orion Spacecraft work continues with 2014 target launch

 

NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationHuntsville, AL – Orion’s first mission, Exploration Flight Test-1, or EFT-1, is less than a year away now, and the team building the spacecraft is meeting milestones left and right as they prepare the vehicle for its debut.

The Orion crew module that will fly 3,600 miles above Earth on the spacecraft’s first mission is continuing to come together inside the Operations and Checkout Building at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

The Delta IV Heavy Lift rocket that will be used for Orion’s first mission, Exploration Flight Test-1, is in the final assembly area at United Launch Alliance’s factory in Decatur, AL. (NASA)

The Delta IV Heavy Lift rocket that will be used for Orion’s first mission, Exploration Flight Test-1, is in the final assembly area at United Launch Alliance’s factory in Decatur, AL. (NASA)

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NASA’s Juno spacecraft provides view of Earth as it flies by

 

Written by DC Agle
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – When NASA’s Juno spacecraft flew past Earth on October 9th, 2013, it received a boost in speed of more than 8,800 mph (about 3.9 kilometers per second), which set it on course for a July 4th, 2016, rendezvous with Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system.

One of Juno’s sensors, a special kind of camera optimized to track faint stars, also had a unique view of the Earth-moon system. The result was an intriguing, low-resolution glimpse of what our world would look like to a visitor from afar.

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NASA says look at the skies December 13th-14th for annual Geminid Meteor Shower

 

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationHuntsville, AL – The annual Geminid meteor shower will peak on the night of December 13th-14th, 2013. NASA astronomer Bill Cooke, along with Danielle Moser and Rhiannon Blaauw from his team of experts, will be on hand to answer questions via a live web chat on December 13th from 10:00pm until 2:00am CST.

A live Ustream feed of the skies over NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center will also be embedded on this page on the night of the chat.

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