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Shuttle Discovery Launch Weblog by Dr. Michael Freeman

I am still in Florida. In fact, I will be here the rest of the week working at KSC these three days, Wednesday through Friday. I have had the pleasure of working here part-time...

July 27, 2005

Shuttle Discovery Launch Weblog by Dr. Michael Freeman

Right on the mark - totally spectacular. Countdown resumed at the 9 minute mark and everything worked as planned. At the 6 second mark, the main engines were started and throttled up. With the...

July 26, 2005

Shuttle Discovery Launch Weblog by Dr. Michael Freeman

After nearly two weeks of engineering test and analysis, NASA is ready to launch STS-114 tomorrow morning at 9:39 am CDT. I am leaving my office in 10 minutes to go to Birmingham to...

July 25, 2005

Figures Leadership Experience at UA and Stillman Forms Future Leaders

Twenty-seven incoming ninth-graders from across the state will be on The University of Alabama and Stillman College campuses to learn about becoming the state's next generation of leaders.

July 20, 2005

Shuttle Discovery Launch Weblog by Dr. Michael Freeman

Last night the External Tank's fuel (liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen - hence the requirement for cryogenic temperatures) was drained. While that was taking place, Shuttle engineers monitored and collected data on the low-level...

July 14, 2005

Shuttle Discovery Launch Weblog by Dr. Michael Freeman

Nancy, Jessica and I are on a NASA bus that was on the way to the viewing area set aside for crew family and guests. The launch has been scrubbed due to a problem...

July 13, 2005

Shuttle Discovery Launch Weblog by Dr. Michael Freeman

Today, my wife, Nancy, my daughter, Jessica, and I flew down to Orlando in advance of tomorrow's planned launch of the Space Shuttle, STS-114, with UA aerospace engineering alumnus Jim "Vegas" Kelly serving as...

July 12, 2005

UA to Host High School Students Attending Multicultural Journalism Workshop July 10-21

The University of Alabama journalism department has selected 15 top high school students to attend its 22nd annual Multicultural Journalism Workshop July 10-21 on campus.

July 7, 2005

UA’s First Astronaut Will Pilot July Space Shuttle Mission

James Kelly, who earned his master of science in aerospace engineering from The University of Alabama in 1996, will pilot the Space Shuttle Discovery on NASA’s Return to Flight Mission. The liftoff is scheduled...

July 5, 2005

Local High School Students Become Nanoscience Interns at UA For Summer Program

Nine local high school students are taking the leap into the field of "nanoscience" as they work with leading faculty at The University of Alabama as part of summer research program funded by the...

June 21, 2005

UA/Shelton State Host “GEAR UP” Summer Program For Davis-Emerson Middle School Students

The University of Alabama and Shelton State Community College are hosting a two-week Summer Enrichment Academy for Davis-Emerson Middle School students. The program began June 6 and runs through June 17.

June 14, 2005

UA Study Abroad Brings More Than Education

"Travel is fatal to prejudice," a quote attributed to Mark Twain, is prominently posted atop the door of the offices of Capstone International Center, a division of Academic Affairs at The University of Alabama....

June 2, 2005

UA, Graduate Student Matching Black Belt Seamstresses with Employment

The University of Alabama Office of Community Affairs recently announced funding assistance for "Planting Stitches," a startup non-profit organization that provides economic development opportunities for women living in the Black Belt region.

May 30, 2005

UA Nursing Academy Attracts Participants from Three States

Twenty high school students interested in learning more about nursing – the profession with the nation’s largest projected job growth – will attend a May 29-June 4 academy hosted by The University of Alabama...

May 23, 2005

ASPA to Host Weekend Journalism Camp at UA in July

The Alabama Scholastic Press Association will host a three-day journalism camp for high school students and teachers at The University of Alabama July 14-16.

May 12, 2005