Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:07 AM EDT2013-05-21 12:07:49 GMT
The American Red Cross is working with Oklahoma officials and have been all night to help clean up the devastation and ensure victims of these monstrous tornadoes get the help they need. They're alsoMore >>
The Red Cross holds blood drives, CPR classes and says there are many ways for folks to lend a hand throughout the year but now, for disasters like this, the organization says the best way to help is through donations.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:29 AM EDT2013-05-21 11:29:09 GMT
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91. At least 40 ofMore >>
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
February 26, 2007
Huntsville, AL-- Eight-year old Andrew Edrington just can't get enough of a climbing wall that's supposed to be like a rocky mountain on Mars. "The climbing wall is really fun. The first couple are easy, and then it just gets hard, and it's almost impossible. But you just never stop trying," Andrew said.
He's from Kansas. His family came to Alabama for a fishing tournament, but they launched themselves right over to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center. His mom Paula said "It just ignites our imagination."
This is one of the premier space museums in the world. Space Center C.E.O. Larry Capps said, "It has the largest collection of space artifacts in the country."
You'll see amazing pieces of history, many of which are the real things that went into or came from space. "They can see all of this. They can touch it. They can feel it. They can get an understanding in a short time they are here about what the space program is all about," Capps said.
All the generations of the Edrington family were fascinated by what they saw. "It's a great educational tool. I think the more that you can teach your kids about what is going on in our world, the better off they're going to be," Paula said.
And Andrew is ready to share that knowledge with his friends. "There's one person in my class that's really into space, and he would probably really, really, really like it."
There are rides and movies and interactive exhibits here, plus Rocket park. You can wander through an assortment of actual size rockets that take you through the entire history of the U.S. Space program. It's also the only place in the world you can walk right under a Space Shuttle, fully stacked with its external tank and rocket boosters. Paula said "Kids can see the real thing. It's not in a book, and it's not on the internet, it's right here live for them to see, and it's really impressive."
"I never knew that this stuff was in space, so it's really cool," Andrew said. It's a really cool out of this world experience you can enjoy not too far from home.