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Friday, February 29, 2008

First Annual Rocket City Rocket Motor Cookoff

Since the big "boom" in Huntsville, the web is crawling with stories ...fact and fiction! Some of the articles address the typical conspiracy theories and some attempt to educate based on the facts provided by Redstone Arsenal. Then there are some articles that provide a more entertaining perspective of what took place. For an example, check out the blog of ROFASIX titled Redstone Arsenal's Big Boom.

Redstone Arsenal Explains the Boom as Being the Result of a Rocket Motor Slow Cook-Off
What is a slow cook-off test? As you may know, Redstone claims the boom, heard as far as Maysville, was caused by the "warming" or "cooking" of a rocket motor for testing. Specifically, this is called a "slow cook-off test", where rocket motors, munitions, etc, are warmed to a temperature where the device explodes. Why would they want to do this? This is done for a multitude of reasons. It is done to determine the stability or instability of the item or to provide information on how to control explosions that are unintended, i.e. to reduce damage in the event of an accidental explosion. Simply put, the information garnered from the testing provides information helpful to the deployment of quality weapons or equipment to the field.

Flint River Conservation Association

If you live in the Maysville area, you are very familiar with the Flint River. Did you know there is an association composed of a group of concerned residents, landowners and recreational users who are working to conserve and improve the water quality, natural resources, and scenic beauty of Madison County's Flint River Watershed. The Flint River Conservation Association exist to protect our watershed.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Moontown Airport in Alabama 3M5

Moontown Airport in Alabama

Airport Services at Moontown

  • Grass Strip

  • 100LL fuel

  • Aircraft rental- Cessna 152, 172, Champ

  • Tiedowns

  • Hangar (when available)

  • Great couches

  • Entertaining locals

  • Near Maysville, Alabama

  • Moontown Provides

    Wednesday, February 27, 2008

    Prosecution of Don Siegelman

    Did you miss the Prosecution of Don Siegelman? Are you a little curious as to why a blackout Kept '60 Minutes' Off The Air here in Huntsville? Well take a look at the article over at eFluxMedia. Here is WHNT 19's response to the blackout that lasted for about 12 minutes: WHNT Response to Technical Error With 60 Minutes

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    Maysville Alabama Satellite Image

    This is a screen capture of a satellite view of the Maysville, Alabama area. Go to GOOGLE Maps and take a look at your own house or any area you would like to look at. Once you go to the Google Maps website, click on "satellite" on the map image. Then type in your address and zoom-in on your house. I was able to see my car in the driveway, my privacy fence, and a small water garden in my yard. I typed in the home address of my sister and was able to see a "float" in her swimming pool. Check it out by clicking here:

    Map of Maysville Alabama

    Tuesday, February 26, 2008

    Community Alert: Ryland Area Family Robbed at Gunpoint

    A Ryland area family was robbed at gunpoint at the Family Dollar store on Ryland Pike. Read the following article: Family robbed of trailer on Ryland Pike

    Friday, February 22, 2008

    Redstone Arsenal Responsible for Mysterious Boom Heard Over Seven Counties

    Community left clueless for hours after a "Rocket Motor Test" shakes seven counties in NE Alabama. Redstone Arsenal has taken credit for the "B-O-O-M" heard last night. Hey Redstone about stepping up a little sooner instead of leaving people questioning something like this for so long. Here is the WHNT 19 article on the mystery boom: Arsenal Offers Explanation on "Mystery Boom". The article explains it saying, "Thursday night's test was the end of what's called a "slow cook-off" of a rocket motor.

    "It's simply taking a motor, putting it in to a prefabricated oven, and raising the temperature at a certain rate, in accordance with test procedures, and you basically wait till it explodes," said Walter Ruh with Redstone's Technical Test Center."

    Big Boom Heard Across Huntsville

    Big Boom in Maysville and surrounding areas

    While the citizens of the high-tech rocket city slept peacefully at night, a thunderous boom shook the night sky. Ray Dunavant, a resident of Cooper Estates in Maysville, described it as a single boom that sounded similar to thunder. Mr. Dunavant said, "I was home listening to the television when I heard the boom. It sounded like thunder in the distance ...or a sonic boom. I thought it odd because it was only one single incidence of the sound ...unlike thunder. The sound came from the direction of what sounded to be north Huntsville. I thought it odd enough that I turned to my girlfriend and asked her if she thought it might be an earthquake."

    This morning, residents of Huntsville, Maysville, Ryland, and the surrounding areas awoke to news reports of the anonymous sound. WHNT 19, shares this report with us: Reports Continue to Pour in About "Mystery Boom". The article claims "... made phone calls to a number of authorities, including Redstone Arsenal, NASA, the FAA, the Huntsville International Airport, local EMA offices, local police and sheriff's departments, and the United States Geological Survey. None of these agencies claim to know anything about what caused the boom. ..."

    Mr. Dunavant said he fully expected to get up this morning and hear news reports of a small earthquake. He continued by saying, "we do live in an area prone to quakes, as we sit on cavernous limestone terrain and after all, there was an occurrence of a magnitude 6.0 earthquake that struck Wells, Nevada, early Thursday. Seismically speaking, there could be a correlation ...we are located in the New Madrid Seismic Zone!"

    Friday, February 8, 2008

    Maysville and Ryland Weather Resource

    When the weather gets bad in Maysville and Ryland, here is a great weather forum to read:

    ...and for complete weather information for the Ryland area:

    Monday, February 4, 2008

    Harris Hill Farm History... (Huntsville) has a great article on the history of Harris Hill Farm. The home is located at 1532 Highway 72 East in Huntsville. It is on the corner of 72 and MooresMill.

    Friday, February 1, 2008

    Albright, Forsey, Giles, Mayfield, Wortham Cemetery

    The Albright, Forsey, Giles, Mayfield, Wortham Cemetery

    This cemetery is located in the Cooper Estates neighborhood at the end of Eva Court. In 1991 the cemetery still contained much of the ornate ironwork post that once surrounded the area. The graves date back as early as 1840 (Date of Death).