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Marsha Blackburn Report: Honoring 100 Years Of Women’s Right to Vote

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Women did not wake up one magical morning to discover that, suddenly, they had been granted the right to vote. They fought tooth and nail for it.

The Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commemorative Coin Act, which is heading to the White House for the President’s signature, authorizes the Treasury to mint $1 silver coins in 2020 to commemorate the 19th Amendment’s 100th anniversary.

It is my hope that Americans will use these coins as a tool to rediscover the history of the women’s suffrage movement and the stories that led the suffragists to victory. The best part? It won’t cost taxpayers a penny! 

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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NASA’s Mars Exploration Program picks Five Orbiter Concepts for Study

 

Written by Guy Webster
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – NASA has selected five U.S. aerospace companies to conduct concept studies for a potential future Mars orbiter mission. Such a mission would continue key capabilities including telecommunications and global high-resolution imaging in support of the agency’s Journey to Mars.

The companies contracted for these four-month studies are: The Boeing Company in Huntington Beach, California; Lockheed Martin Space Systems in Denver; Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems in Redondo Beach, California; Orbital ATK in Dulles, Virginia; and Space Systems/Loral in Palo Alto, California.

NASA's Mars Exploration Program includes two active rovers and three active orbiters. Concept studies have begun for a potential future Mars orbiter mission. (NASA/JPL/USGS)

NASA’s Mars Exploration Program includes two active rovers and three active orbiters. Concept studies have begun for a potential future Mars orbiter mission. (NASA/JPL/USGS)

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NASA contracts SpaceX to fly Astronauts to International Space Station

 

Written by Tabatha Thompson
NASA Headquarters

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationWashington, D.C. – NASA took a significant step Friday toward expanding research opportunities aboard the International Space Station with its first mission order from Hawthorne, California based-company SpaceX to launch astronauts from U.S. soil.

This is the second in a series of four guaranteed orders NASA will make under the Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap) contracts. The Boeing Company of Houston received its first crew mission order in May.

Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida undergoes modifications by SpaceX to adapt it to the needs of the company's Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy rockets, which are slated to lift off from the historic pad in the near future. A horizontal integration facility has been constructed near the perimeter of the pad where rockets will be processed for launch prior of rolling out to the top of the pad structure for liftoff. SpaceX anticipates using the launch pad for its Crew Dragon spacecraft for missions to the International Space Station in partnership with NASA's Commercial Crew Program. (SpaceX)

Launch Pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida undergoes modifications by SpaceX to adapt it to the needs of the company’s Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy rockets, which are slated to lift off from the historic pad in the near future. A horizontal integration facility has been constructed near the perimeter of the pad where rockets will be processed for launch prior of rolling out to the top of the pad structure for liftoff. SpaceX anticipates using the launch pad for its Crew Dragon spacecraft for missions to the International Space Station in partnership with NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. (SpaceX)

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SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft launches taking NASA’s RapidScat to International Space Station

 

Written by Alan Buis
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – A new NASA mission that will boost global monitoring of ocean winds for improved weather forecasting and climate studies is among about 5,000 pounds (2,270 kilograms) of NASA science investigations and cargo now on their way to the International Space Station aboard SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft.

The cargo ship launched on the company’s Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex-40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 10:52pm PDT Saturday, September 20th (1:52am EDT Sunday, September 21st).

At Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 40, the nine rocket engines roar to life on the Falcon launch vehicle. (NASA)

At Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 40, the nine rocket engines roar to life on the Falcon launch vehicle. (NASA)

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NASA looks into reducing the noise of a Sonic Boom for Supersonic Passenger Flight

 

Written by Frank Jennings, Jr.
NASA Glenn Research Center

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationCleveland, OH – Since the Concorde’s final landing at London’s Heathrow Airport nearly a decade ago, commercial supersonic air travel has been as elusive as a piece of lost luggage. However, this hasn’t stopped NASA from continuing the quest to develop solutions that will help get supersonic passenger travel off the ground once more.

And, while aerospace engineers have made significant progress in their understanding of supersonic flight, one significant challenge remains: the loud sonic boom.

This rendering shows The Boeing Company's future supersonic advanced concept featuring two engines above the fuselage.  (NASA/Boeing)

This rendering shows The Boeing Company’s future supersonic advanced concept featuring two engines above the fuselage. (NASA/Boeing)

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Clarksville Weekly Market Snapshot from Frazier Allen for the week of November 24th, 2013

 

F&M Investment Services - Raymond James - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – The minutes of the October 29th-30th Federal Open Market Committee meeting showed that monetary policymakers still expected the economy to improve in line with their earlier projections “and would thus warrant trimming the pace of purchases in coming months.”

Officials also considered scenarios where the Fed could taper “before an unambiguous further improvement in the outlook was apparent.” The stock market pulled back a bit on the taper talk, but rose to new highs anyway.

Frazier Allen

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Clarksville Montgomery County High Schools selected for Advanced Placement Program for Military Families by National Math and Science Initiative

 

CMCSS receives $1.6 million Grant

Innovative program, open to all students, will begin this fall at three high schools near Fort Campbell

National Math and Science InitiativeDallas, TX – The National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI), a non-profit organization launched in 2007 to transform math and science education in the United States, announced today that its highly successful Advanced Placement* (AP) program for military families is being expanded this fall to Clarksville High School, Northeast High School, and Rossview High School, near Fort Campbell in Tennessee, thanks to a grant from the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA).

A $1.6 million check was presented to CMCSS today from the National Math and Science Initiative for an expansion of the district's Advanced Placement program. From left are Dayna Paine, 9-12 instruction and curriculum director; Sean Impeartrice, Chief Academic Officer; Galea Jefferies, Northeast High principal; Frank Myers, Rossview High principal; Roz Evans, high schools director; Jean Luna, Clarksville High principal; and B.J. Worthington, CMCSS director.

A $1.6 million check was presented to CMCSS today from the National Math and Science Initiative for an expansion of the district’s Advanced Placement program. From left are Dayna Paine, 9-12 instruction and curriculum director; Sean Impeartrice, Chief Academic Officer; Galea Jefferies, Northeast High principal; Frank Myers, Rossview High principal; Roz Evans, high schools director; Jean Luna, Clarksville High principal; and B.J. Worthington, CMCSS director.

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Austin Peay State University exploring cutting-edge friction stir welding process

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – In 1991, The Welding Institute in England discovered a strange new method for joining two metals together without melting the two pieces in a traditional fusion welding process.

The process, known as friction stir welding, softened and deformed the metals and then forged them together as one using a rotating tool. The welding process used heat and force to join the metals, similar in nature to the way blacksmiths forged swords and armor in the Middle Ages.

Dr. William “Russ” Longhurst demonstrates friction stir welding on a milling machine in the APSU Hemlock Semiconductor Building. (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU staff)

Dr. William “Russ” Longhurst demonstrates friction stir welding on a milling machine in the APSU Hemlock Semiconductor Building. (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU staff)

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NASA Aeronautics Research Mission: New Ideas Sharpen Focus for Greener Aircraft

 

Written by Kathy Barnstorff
NASA Langley Research Center

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationHampton, VA – Leaner, greener flying machines for the year 2025 are on the drawing boards of three industry teams under contract to the NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate’s Environmentally Responsible Aviation Project.

Teams from The Boeing Company in Huntington Beach, CA, Lockheed Martin in Palmdale, CA, and Northrop Grumman in El Segundo, CA, have spent the last year studying how to meet NASA goals to develop technology that would allow future aircraft to burn 50 percent less fuel than aircraft that entered service in 1998 (the baseline for the study), with 75 percent fewer harmful emissions; and to shrink the size of geographic areas affected by objectionable airport noise by 83 percent.

Three proposed aircraft designs have varying levels of success in meeting tough NASA goals for reducing fuel use, emissions and noise all at the same time. (Image credit: NASA)

Three proposed aircraft designs have varying levels of success in meeting tough NASA goals for reducing fuel use, emissions and noise all at the same time. (Image credit: NASA)

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Vehicle Recovery made easier

 

Written by Sgt. 1st Class Pete Mayes
101st Sustainment Brigade

101st Sustainment BrigadeFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionBagram Air Field, Afghanistan – Soldiers with the 101st Sustainment Brigade teamed up with the Boeing Company and USTRANSCOM one year ago to train and test out a new vehicle recovery system that would be fielded in Afghanistan.

The Joint Recovery and Distribution System, a flatbed trailer intended to load heavily damaged vehicles and bring them back to base, were tested and re-tested by 14 Soldiers assigned to the brigade’s Support Operations team during a two-week training back at Fort Campbell.

Lifeliners put new and improved JRADS to the test in Afghanistan. (photo by Sgt. 1st Class Pete Mayes)

Lifeliners put new and improved JRADS to the test in Afghanistan. (photo by Sgt. 1st Class Pete Mayes)

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