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Hometown Heroes : Cape Henry Lighthouse

In 1607, the "first landing" of 104 English settlers was in Cape Henry, named after Prince Henry of England at the time. This had marked the beginning of the American Colony history. On September 5, 1781, The Battle of the Cape emerged between Cape Henry and their neighbors across the Chesapeake Bay: Cape Charles...
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Hometown Heroes- NASA Katherine G Johnson

Katherine G. Johnson, a human super computer and brilliant mathematician, calculated trajectories and played a major key role in the U.S. space flight program, including the Apollo 11 moon landing. She lived a remarkable life as being one of the few African Americans to work for NACA and NASA during her time. She had acquired...
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Hometown Heroes- Circle A Home For Horses

Circle A Home For Horses is a non-profit organization that rescues and rehabilitates over 45 horses in their pastures. Each volunteer (mostly Navy sailors) takes time out of their days each week to feed, groom, and ride each horse so they get the exercise and attention they need. Many can be adopted, but every...
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Hometown Heroes- ROC Solid Foundation

Founder, Eric Newman, was diagnosed with liver cancer when he was 3 years old. But by some sort of miracle, he beat the odds and has been in remission ever since. Eric was determined there was a reason he survived, and has now dedicated his life to helping those children living with cancer. He...
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Hometown Heroes- Rocket Scientist

At NASA Langley Research Center, there are many departments involved in helping send rockets, astronauts, and rovers to space! One department in particular is the Aerothermodynamics branch.The Aerothermodynamics branch (a combination between aerodynamics and thermodynamics), is run by department head and rocket scientist, Kelly Murphy. This branch's purpose is to build a capsule that...
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Hometown Heroes- NASA Langley Research Center

NASA Langley Research Center, located in Hampton, Virginia, works to make revolutionary improvements to expand and understand space exploration and the Earth's atmosphere. Compiled of nearly 200 facilities, and employing over 3,400 members, it's no wonder that Langley is the best at what they do. The National Advisory Committee of Aeronautics (NACA), created in 1915,...
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Hometown Heroes-NASA returning to the Moon

The Eagle has landed! We're going back to the Moon! NASA is planning a mission to return to the Moon in 2024! 55 years after Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and the Apollo 11 mission made the first manned landing on the Moon on July 20th, 1969. Having not been to the Moon since 1972, NASA is...
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Hometown Heroes – Equi-Kids

The benefits of horseback riding are incredible! Which is why horse lovers give their time to help others at organizations like Equi-Kids in Virginia Beach. Equi-Kids Therapeutic Riding Program was founded in 1989 and serves over 137 individuals on a weekly basis. They offer many different lessons and equine-assisted activities to meet the needs of the...
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Hometown Heroes – Episode 105

Fifty years after Neal Armstrong made his historic leap for mankind by stepping onto the moon, NASA has gotten a new and exciting mission. Join us on this visit to NASA's Langley Research center in Hampton, Virginia to see the dramatic 5-year-plan. We'll also visit with horses who make life better and people who...
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Hometown Heroes – Officer Carr

Hometown Heroes interviews Master Police Officer Marie Carr, who is currently assigned to Kempsville Middle School as their School Resource Officer. Her mission is to keep the students and faculty safe, and to keep the school crime free. Officer Carr chose to overcome her rough past and give back to the community. She is a...