Redstone Arsenal http://apr.org en NASA Demolishing Old Rocket Test Stand at Marshall http://apr.org/post/nasa-demolishing-old-rocket-test-stand-marshall <P>The nation's space agency is tearing down a rocket test stand in Huntsville that was once used by engineers working to send astronauts to the moon.</P> <P>The National Aeronautics and Space Administration says workers will use explosives to demolish the concrete towers of Test Stand 4696 at Redstone Arsenal near Huntsville on Friday.</P> <DIV> <P>The 239-foot-tall tower was built in 1962 to test F-1 engines, which helped power Saturn V rockets to the moon. Fri, 30 Nov 2012 12:42:39 +0000 The Associated Press 21386 at http://apr.org NASA Demolishing Old Rocket Test Stand at Marshall Raytheon Opens New Alabama Production Facility http://apr.org/post/raytheon-opens-new-alabama-production-facility <p>Raytheon Co. has opened a missile production facility in Huntsville that is expected to initially create 35 new jobs.</p><p>Company officials said the new facility at Huntsville's Redstone Arsenal would eventually create 300 jobs with a combination of factory workers and other positions.</p><p>Raytheon President Taylor W. Lawrence said the factory will be the most advanced missile integration facility in the world.</p><p>Company officials said at the factory workers will complete assembly and testing of the company's missiles and interceptors.</p> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 02:58:24 +0000 Ryan Vasquez 21201 at http://apr.org Raytheon Opens New Alabama Production Facility