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NASA reports International Space Station to harvest Zinnia Planets on Valentine’s Day

 

Written by Linda Herridge
NASA’s John F. Kennedy Space Center

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationKennedy Space Center, FL – Zinnia plants from the Veggie ground control experiment at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida were harvested February 11th in the same way that crew member Scott Kelly will harvest the zinnias growing in the Veggie system aboard the International Space Station on February 14th—Valentine’s Day.

Flowering plants will help scientists learn more about growing crops for deep-space missions and NASA’s journey to Mars.

The ground plants didn’t experience some of the same stressors as those grown simultaneously on the ISS — like unexpected fungus growth.

Zinnia plants from the Veggie ground control system are being harvested in the Flight Equipment Development Laboratory in the Space Station Processing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. From left, are John Carver, an integration engineer with Jacobs on the Test and Operations Support Contract, and Chuck Spern, a project engineer with Vencore on the Engineering Services Contract.(NASA/Bill White)

Zinnia plants from the Veggie ground control system are being harvested in the Flight Equipment Development Laboratory in the Space Station Processing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. From left, are John Carver, an integration engineer with Jacobs on the Test and Operations Support Contract, and Chuck Spern, a project engineer with Vencore on the Engineering Services Contract.(NASA/Bill White)

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Tennessee Consumer Affairs Gives Tips on Valentine’s Day Gift Certificates

 

Tennessee Division of Consumer AffairsNashville, TN – The rush to find the perfect gift ahead of Valentine’s Day (Sunday, February 14th, 2016) is in full swing, and gift certificates are a quick and easy way to make your loved one’s day.

The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance’s Division of Consumer Affairs offers a few helpful tips for consumers who are considering purchasing gift certificates or discounted services for Valentine’s Day.

Valentine’s Day Gift Certificates Tips

Valentine’s Day Gift Certificates Tips

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Clarksville-Montgomery County Arts and Heritage to hold Valentine’s arts event with Chocolate, Champagne, and Chamber Music February 14th

 

Clarksville Arts and Heritage Development CouncilClarksville, TN – Clarksvillians can buy Valentine’s gifts from local artists, sample champagne and heart-healthy chocolates from local caterers, and enjoy chamber music by local musicians at the seventh annual Valentine’s Day Afternoon with the Arts, Sunday, February 14th, 2016.

The Clarksville/Montgomery County Arts & Heritage Development Council and F&M Bank are hosting this event from 1:00pm until 4:00pm in F&M Bank’s Franklin Room, with its spectacular views of downtown and the Cumberland River.

At last year’s Valentine’s Afternoon with the Arts, Jo Jenkins looked over bowls with woodcarver Terry Ellis. This year’s event, hosted by the Clarksville/Montgomery County Arts and Heritage Development Council and F&M Bank, will be Sunday, February 14th, in the bank’s Franklin Room.

At last year’s Valentine’s Afternoon with the Arts, Jo Jenkins looked over bowls with woodcarver Terry Ellis. This year’s event, hosted by the Clarksville/Montgomery County Arts and Heritage Development Council and F&M Bank, will be Sunday, February 14th, in the bank’s Franklin Room.

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NASA’s Voyager 1 Spacecraft took famous images of Earth 25 years ago Valentine’s Day

 

Written by Elizabeth Landau
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – Valentine’s Day is special for NASA’s Voyager mission. It was on February 14th, 1990, that the Voyager 1 spacecraft looked back at our solar system and snapped the first-ever pictures of the planets from its perch at that time beyond Neptune.

This “family portrait” captures Neptune, Uranus, Saturn, Jupiter, Earth and Venus from Voyager 1’s unique vantage point. A few key members did not make it in: Mars had little sunlight, Mercury was too close to the sun, and dwarf planet Pluto turned out too dim.

These six narrow-angle color images were made from the first ever "portrait" of the solar system taken by Voyager 1, which was more than 4 billion miles from Earth and about 32 degrees above the ecliptic. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

These six narrow-angle color images were made from the first ever “portrait” of the solar system taken by Voyager 1, which was more than 4 billion miles from Earth and about 32 degrees above the ecliptic. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

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So You Want to See Fifty Shades of Grey . . . But You’re a Christian

 

Fifty Shades of GreyClarksville, TN – It’s finally here: opening weekend for Fifty Shades of Grey, “the hotly anticipated film adaptation of the bestselling book that has become a global phenomenon” (Fandango).

I confess that I didn’t want to write this post, but as opening weekend crept closer and closer, it became more and more obvious that a lot of the folks who will be standing in line to see this film are Christians. And I can’t keep silent about that. Therefore, this post is for believers (and not just women; according to MovieTickets.com, 80 percent of Valentine’s Day tickets are being purchased by couples).

Fifty Shades of Grey opens at theaters Valentine's Day weekend.

Fifty Shades of Grey opens at theaters Valentine’s Day weekend.

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Nashville Zoo Animals this Valentine’s Day get Special Treats

 

Nashville ZooNashville, TN – Nashville Zoo animals are celebrating Valentine’s Day with special enrichment items on Saturday, February 14th.

“Valentine’s Day is a chance for our animals to receive new items and toys for enrichment, and for our keepers to have a little fun,” said Jac Menish, curator of behavioral husbandry at Nashville Zoo. “Cardboard in the shape of candy kisses, purple and red paper mache balls, and pink paper chains are just a few of the sweet items the animals will be enjoying during the day.”

Valentine Lorikeets. (Christian Sperka)

Valentine Lorikeets. (Christian Sperka)

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Roxy Regional Theatre brings classic Country Hits to Clarksville with “Honky Tonk Angels”, February 13th – March 7th

 

Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – Move over, Tammy, Dolly and Loretta … there’s a new trio in town! Classic country gets a musical makeover in Ted Swindley’s “Honky Tonk Angels” at the Roxy Regional Theatre, beginning February 13th at 8:00pm.

Audiences who could not get enough of Always…Patsy Cline will find the perfect match in creator Ted Swindley’s follow-up, which combines over 30 classic country tunes (including “I’ll Fly Away,” “Stand by Your Man,” “Harper Valley PTA,” “9 to 5,” “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” “Ode to Billy Jo,” “These Boots Are Made for Walking,” “Rocky Top” and “I Will Always Love You”) with a hilarious story about three gutsy gals who are determined to better their lives and follow their dreams to Nashville.

Honky Tonk Angels at the Roxy Regional Theatre stars (Top L to R) Jama Bowen, Corinne Bupp and Kristina Wilson.

Honky Tonk Angels at the Roxy Regional Theatre stars (Top L to R) Jama Bowen, Corinne Bupp and Kristina Wilson.

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Clarksville’s Tandoor Indian Restaurant creates that special moment this Valentine’s Day

 

Tandoor Indian BistroClarksville, TN – Come and celebrate a romantic Valentine’s Day at the Tandoor Indian Bistro with the one you love. Enjoy eastern flavors and exotic spices for a Valentine’s Day dinner that won’t be forgotten.

There will be live music throughout the evening featuring the lovely Harpist Deanna Loveland along with Master Violinist Tim Lorsch who will be playing the violin and mandolin.

If you wish to avoid the Valentine’s Day rush, Deanna Loveland will also be playing at the restaurant on February 13th, and 15th.

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Fort Campbell’s Sportsman’s Lodge to hold Valentine’s Day – Sweetheart Meal at The Smokehaus

 

Fort Campbell's Morale, Welfare and Recreation - MWRFort Campbell, KY – Join MWR on February 14th for a Valentine’s Day Sweetheart Meal at The Smokehaus at the Sportsman’s Lodge.

You will have a choice of a 6 oz steak, grilled salmon or grilled chicken breast with two sides, tossed salad, dessert and beverage. Two can dine for $25.00.

Dinner will be served from 5:00pm until 8:00pm.

Reservations are recommended.

For more information, please call 270.798.4993.

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Fort Campbell Riding Stables to hold Sweetheart Trail Ride February 7th and 8th

 

Fort Campbell's Morale, Welfare and Recreation - MWRFort Campbell, KY – Are you looking for something fun and different yet still romantic to do for Valentine’s Day? Join MWR at the Fort Campbell Riding Stables for a Sweetheart Trail Ride.

We’ll hold the rides on February 7th and 8th from 1:00pm to 4:30pm. The cost is $100.00 per couple and this includes a romantic two hour trail ride through the woods followed by a hay ride to scenic Lake Taal for fresh hot cocoa, a box of chocolates and a warm fire.

Each ride is limited to six couples so don’t delay – make your reservation now. You must pay at the time of reservation.

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