WFIT Space News Update

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From spy satellites and fuzzy dice to recycled rocket boosters, Rick Glasby has the latest space news.

Ho Ho Ho! Beat the crowds and the rush!!! Historic Cocoa Village is getting a jump on the Christmas season. Come join us on July 30th for Christmas in July Sip & Stroll. Event times are 5 PM until 9 PM.

vanessacollier.bandcamp.com

Vanessa Collier is a captivating and multitalented blues vocalist, saxophonist, and songwriter, hailing from the world-renowned Berklee College of Music where she earned dual degrees in Performance and Music Production & Engineering.  Prior to releasing her debut album in August 2014, Vanessa spent a year and a half touring in the U.S. and internationally with Grammy Award-winning, Blues Hall of Fame Artist Joe Louis Walker.  Vanessa has also played alongside Annie Lennox, Kathy Mattea, Willie Nelson, and other notable artists.

Melbourne Municipal Band

Melbourne Municipal Band is your band, and tonight we’ll play your favorite songs and ours! There’s still time to email your request to staci@MelbourneMunicipalBand.org or on our Facebook page. Make sure you include your name and what it is you love about your selection. This is a Not-In-The-Park Summer Picnic concert, so bring your boxed dinner. A snack bar will be provided as well. Doors open at 5:30 and the FREE concert starts at 6:30 p.m. Date: Wed. and Thurs., Aug 3rd and 4th

There was only one copy of Athens, GA: Inside/Out in town, or at least that's what Vision Video would have you believe. You had to stake a claim to the VHS tape at Vision Video's Broad Street location (now closed), or know somebody with a bootleg, and then know someone with a VHS player. Until it was released on DVD in 2003, to watch this documentary about the '80s Athens music scene was a hassle, but vital if you cared about the history and culture of a Southern town that ran on its own time, and somehow still does.

On this week's episode of All Songs Considered, we play new music from old favorites Wilco, JEFF The Brotherhood and Sleigh Bells. We also share songs from artists we've only just found out about: Bob introduces us to the young, Singapore-based Linying and our intern Sophie brings us Globelamp.

We had  an awesome Live In Studio Session with Someday River.  The Orlando trio talked about their new EP Sleeping Sideways and their contribution to a new compilation album to benefit victims and families of the Pulse shootings in Orlando along with performing a great set.

In 1950, with the Cold War in full force, an international Bach festival and competition was held in the city of Leipzig in what was then the German Democratic Republic. The winner was a 26-year-old Russian pianist, Tatiana Nikolayeva.

Dmitri Shostakovich was one of the jurors, and he was sufficiently taken with Nikolayeva's playing that he wrote a collection of 24 preludes and fugues -- reminiscent of Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier series -- especially for her.

ULA Atlas V 421 with NROL-61 satellite
Uninted Launch Alliance

A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket, designated AV-064, will launch a classified spacecraft payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office. The rocket will fly in the 421 vehicle configuration with a four-meter fairing, two solid rocket boosters and a single-engine Centaur upper stage.

July 28, 2016 | 8:37 am EDT
Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Space Launch Complex 41

The Great Sea Turtle Race

Jul 25, 2016

Was it pre-race jitters? Dash was feverishly thumping her flippers at the wooden sides of her beach corral. An attentive volunteer placed a white towel atop the sea turtle's head to calm her down. Meanwhile, the countdown was on for the 2015 Tour de Turtle.

Sporting a 27- inch long curved shell, Dash was going loggerhead-to-loggerhead with Myrtle (with a 43-inch shell). Close to a 2,000 spectators turned up last July at the Barrier Island Center located in the heart of the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge in southern Melbourne Beach to cheer on the two competitors.

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