Topic: Madison WI
Written by Linda Herridge
Kennedy Space Center, FL – Fresh food grown in the microgravity environment of space officially is on the menu for the first time for NASA astronauts on the International Space Station. Expedition 44 crew members, including NASA’s one-year astronaut Scott Kelly, are ready to sample the fruits of their labor after harvesting a crop of “Outredgeous” red romaine lettuce Monday, August 10th, from the Veggie plant growth system on the nation’s orbiting laboratory.
The astronauts will clean the leafy greens with citric acid-based, food safe sanitizing wipes before consuming them. They will eat half of the space bounty, setting aside the other half to be packaged and frozen on the station until it can be returned to Earth for scientific analysis.
Nashville, TN – More than 5,200 archers from across the United States and four other countries will participate in the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) 2015 World Tournament and All-Star Championship, July 22nd-28th at the Music City Center.
The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is the hosting agency and will be providing the majority of volunteers for the event, including close to 60 employees. The NASP World Tournament is being held in the state for the first time.
CPSC reports Bypass Lopper Shears being recalled by Fiskars Due to Laceration Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Home Depot
Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that Fiskars is recalling Fiska 32-Inch Bypass Lopper Shears because the handle can break when trying to cut branches causing a laceration hazard.
Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Madison, WI – Austin Peay State University men’s golf team was able to keep its streak alive in the final round of the Badger Invitational, but it was not the finish the Govs were seeking.
Shooting its worst round (308) of the fall in windy University Ridge Ggolf Club conditions, Austin Peay slipped to fifth place in the final standings of the Wisconsin tournament. The Governors finished at 891 overall, making it 15 straight regular-season tournaments of at least a Top 5 finish.
Madison, WI – Austin Peay State University men’s golf team is tied for sixth place after Day 1 of the Badger Invitational, being played at the University Ridge Golf Course.
The Governors shot an opening-round 2-over 290 on the par 7,259-yard course to sit eight strokes behind South Carolina.
Pasadena, CA – A monster storm that erupted on Saturn in late 2010 – as large as any storm ever observed on the ringed planet — has already impressed researchers with its intensity and long-lived turbulence.
A new paper in the journal Icarus reveals another facet of the storm’s explosive power: its ability to churn up water ice from great depths. This finding, derived from near-infrared measurements by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, is the first detection at Saturn of water ice. The water originates from deep in Saturn’s atmosphere.
Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Julieanne E. Morse
Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – At first glance, it might seem like the Junior Enlisted Council is a group of Soldiers trying to pull a fast one over their sergeants.
The JEC, 6th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), is a proactive council that represents the voice of more than 400 Soldiers from private to staff sergeant. Their mission is to inform senior-enlisted leaders on enlisted-force matters – including morale – and recommend policy changes affecting the readiness of the enlisted Soldiers.
Written by Sgt. 1st Class Abram Pinnington
Khowst Province, Afghanistan – Some people search their entire life for signs telling them what to do. For Erika Espeseth, it was a billboard for military chaplaincy that pointed her in the direction she had been searching for.
She finally knew what she wanted in life: a life of ministry and service.
In January 2010, she would agree to enlist as a chaplain’s assistant half-way through her senior year of high school, something she never thought possible.
Clarksville, TN – In early August, when many students dread the approaching academic year, seven Austin Peay State University students eagerly jumpstarted their semester by traveling to Madison, WI, for the Mathematics Association of America’s annual MathFest Conference.
Four of the students gave presentations, one student had a job interview with the National Security Agency and another student developed plans to found a chapter of the National Association of Women in Mathematics at APSU. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – The warmer weather is not the only change happening in Clarksville, as the Roxy Regional Theatre has a whole new company taking on the next several shows in the 29th season. Some of you will recognize from past Roxy productions and we are excited to have several new faces joining us this season.
I wanted to take a moment to introduce them, as they are a part of our Roxy family and will serve Clarksville with their stellar performances over the next several months.
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