The United States Air Force has announced that Huntsville’s Redstone Arsenal has been chosen to host the permanent headquarters of U.S. Space Command. Redstone was one of six finalists nationwide for the coveted HQ. It is estimated that housing Space Command HQ could bring approximately 1,500 direct jobs to the Huntsville area, as well as further solidifying the Rocket City’s status as America’s preeminent hub for aerospace and defense. Senator Richard Shelby and Representative Robert Aderholt were especially helpful in securing this win for the state of Alabama. For more information, see here.