Pets of the week: Apollo is a favorite. Bella is very unique looking
JACKSON, MI – Apollo and Bella are just two of the many pets at Cascades Humane Society that are looking for loving forever homes. Apollo loves, loves, loves being outside. He is a Cascades Humane Society staff favorite and enjoys cuddling and spooning. When you pet Bella, you will receive a soft purr and her head pushed into your hands. Those considering adopting Apollo, Bella or another pet can apply to do so here.mlive.com
Dog survives being shot 4 times after allegedly attacking man near Bay County park
The man said a pit bull had attacked him, biting his arm and torso, and he then shot the dog. Officers determined the man had been walking in the park with his Münsterländer dog when a black-and-white pit bull named Apollo approached them. He then returned to his van, reloaded the derringer, and shot the pit bull two more times, the witness said. The Münsterländer nipped at Apollo and its owner swatted at Apollo, Lopez said. All things considered, Apollo is doing OK for a dog shot multiple times.mlive.com
Pets of the week: Zulu loves to get cozy. Apollo is a happy guy
JACKSON, MI -- The Jackson County Animal Shelter, 3770 Spring Arbor Road, has many pets available for adoption. Apollo is not particularly fond of cats but otherwise is an affectionate, happy-go-lucky guy. The dog adoption fee is $150 for medium and large dogs and $250 for puppies and small dogs, which includes vaccinations, microchip and sterilization. Cat adoption fees are $60 for one cat, $80 for two, which includes applicable tests, vaccines and spay/neutering. See more pets available for adoption at Petango.commlive.com
Pets of the week: Apollo has enchanting eyes. Cherry is a mellow cat
JACKSON, MI – Apollo and Cherry are just two of the many pets at Cascades Humane Society that are looking for loving forever homes. He loves, loves, loves being outside. Cascades Humane Society, 1515 Carmen Drive, is open to the public from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. CHS accepts cat or dog food donations, as long as the food is in its original packaging. The Pet Food Pantry is open from noon to 2 p.m. on the first Saturday of the month.mlive.com
Live updates New effort to launch Artemis I is encountering problems loading the fuel
The Artemis program is NASA’s flagship deep-space human exploration program, meant to return astronauts to the moon for the first time since the last of the Apollo missions, in 1972. Saturday’s flight, known as Artemis I, is the first in a series of test missions. It would send the Orion crew capsule in orbit around the moon for about six weeks without any astronauts on board. The next flight, Artemis II, scheduled for some time in 2024, would send astronauts into lunar orbit but not to the surface of the moon. A lunar landing, Artemis III, could come in 2025 or 2026, if all goes according to plan.washingtonpost.com
NASA scrubs Artemis I launch due to engine issue
The launch of Artemis I, an unmanned mission set to blast off on Monday morning that aimed to resume NASA’s program of sending people to the moon, was canceled after engineers were unable to resolve an issue in one of the rocket's four engines.news.yahoo.com
Ancient goddess sculpture found by farmer in Gaza Strip
A Palestinian farmer found a rare 4,500-year-old stone sculpture while working his land in the southern Gaza Strip, ruling Hamas authorities announced Monday. The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities said the 22-centimeter (6.7-inch) tall limestone head is believed to represent the Canaanite goddess Anat and is estimated to be dated to around 2,500 B.C. “Anat was the goodness of love, beauty, and war in the Canaanite mythology,” said Jamal Abu Rida, the ministry’s director, in a statement.news.yahoo.com
Dress rehearsal: NASA moon rocket's last test before launch
NASA kicked off a critical countdown test Friday for its new moon rocket, a 30-story behemoth that could make its first lunar test flight by summer. NASA plans to set a launch date after analyzing the results of the dress rehearsal for the Space Launch System rocket — SLS for short. No one will be on board for the first moonshot since NASA’s Apollo lunar landings a half-century ago.news.yahoo.com
The debut — and launch — of NASA’s massive SLS moon rocket is delayed again. But officials say it’s making significant progress.
The much-anticipated rollout of NASA’s moon rocket and capsule to the launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida for a fueling test will be delayed for another few weeks, the space agency said Wednesday.washingtonpost.com
Runaway bobcat found, returned to Grand Rapids nature center
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – A bobcat that ran away from a Grand Rapids nature preserve has been found and returned safely. Apollo, the 17-pound male bobcat that got loose from the Blandford Nature Center Friday, was caught in a live trap, the center announced in a Facebook post Sunday morning. RELATED: Bobcat on the loose after escaping new home at Grand Rapids nature centerApollo was caught in a trap set up by a neighbor on the north east side of Blandford’s property, officials said. At the time he was found, Apollo had no visible injuries or ailments, officials said. The sibling bobcats were found in Hart this past spring after their mother died in a car accident, according to the Blandford Nature Center’s website.mlive.com
Bobcat on loose after escaping new home at Grand Rapids nature center
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – A bobcat is on the loose after escaping from its enclosure at Blandford Nature Center in Grand Rapids. The 17-pound male bobcat named Apollo was last seen on the nature center’s property around 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 17. Artemis and Apollo were given to the 264-acre Blandford Nature Center in northwest Grand Rapids in early December. Blandford Nature Center is asking the community to keep an eye out for the missing bobcat. Any sightings can be reported to the Grand Rapids Police non-emergency dispatch line at 616-456-3400.mlive.com
Watchdog raises possible Kushner link to $700M rescue loan
The taxpayer-funded loan was made on the grounds that the company's operations are critical for maintaining national security. The panel members questioned the decision to deem YRC’s business vital to national security. Ramamurti asked Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin whether he had had contacts with Kushner or his staff regarding the YRC loan. He called the loan to YRC “a fast-tracked, extremely generous loan that just so happened to help” Apollo as YRC’s creditor. To qualify for the national security aid, companies should be performing under defense contracts of the highest national priority or operating under top-secret security clearance.
Buzz Aldrin tweets shout-out to University of Michigan Marching Band
ANN ARBOR Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin just made the University of Michigan Marching Bands year. He retweeted Monday their performance at Michigan Stadium during the Oct. 27 Michigan vs. Notre Dame game in which they formed a NASA formation at half time. Michigan Band tweeted, So glad we got the opportunity to collaborate with @NASA, @JimBridenstine, and @UMengineering!Aldrin replied with a fun fact that all of Apollo 15s crew were Michigan alumni. Like what youre reading? Sign up for our email newsletter here!
Her software put men on the moon
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - The first footsteps on the moon belonged to two men, but they may never have made it there if not for Margaret Hamilton. The software engineer developed the onboard computer programs that powered NASA's Apollo missions, including the 1969 moon landing. Who is Margaret Hamilton? The software's emergency preparedness is thought to have helped save the mission, Hamilton wrote. Hamilton never left the Earth's atmosphere, but without her groundbreaking software, it's unlikely that the American flag would've been planted on the moon in July 1969.