Cramer's lightning round: American Airlines is good, but Southwest is better


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What time is the rocket launch in Virginia?

— A rocket launch from a NASA facility in Virginia may be visible as far as the Mississippi River. The launch is set for Saturday evening, May 8 at the earliest, according to a statement from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Virginia. The launch is set for 7:02 p.m. Central time at the earliest. WQAD.comNASA's rocket launch on Saturday may be visible as far west as the Mississippi River

Esports Entertainment Group: "I just looked at this company, and I think it's really good. I was putting together a bunch of online gambling companies. There's one in Canada that I was looking at. I'm looking at DraftKings. You've got to look at [Penn National]. This is a very good company. I think you're in good company with it."

Fidelity National Information Services: "It's a terrific payments service company. It doesn't get nearly enough credit. I like it very much. I think it goes higher, and if you want to buy more, I'm fine with that."

American Airlines: "American Airlines is good. Southwest is better. I know Southwest is higher, and I know American Airlines is cheaper on any sort of price-to-whatever. Doesn't matter. Best of breed is LUV."

Rigel Pharmaceuticals: "This is really, really tough. It's got a lot of different inflammatory, autoimmune competition out there. And so the speculative stocks that are in that business, I'm not going to call it a fav. I'm just not."

Enterprise Product Partners: "Enterprise, I believe, can cover that dividend. ... This company is more than just oil and gas. It's also all sorts of plastics. It's got a lot of fractionators. It is a well-run company, and the answer is it's a buy."

Luminar Technologies: "Autonomous vehicles, I've had it up to here with autonomous vehicles. ... I'm not going to recommend Luminar Technologies."

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NASA to launch rocket Friday night for research mission 07 May, 2021 - 02:00pm

FILE – In this May 30, 2020, file photo, a SpaceX Falcon 9, with NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken in the Dragon crew capsule, lifts off from Pad 39-A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. For the first time in nearly a decade, astronauts blasted towards orbit aboard an American rocket from American soil, a first for a private company. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — NASA is set to launch a rocket from their Wallops Island location just before 8 p.m. on Friday, May 7.

With a 40-minute launch window, the NASA Black Brant XII will take off on a mission to perform research about how energy and momentum are transported in space.

The mission is known as the “KiNETic-scale energy and momentum transport eXperiment,” or KiNet-X for short.

This experiment will start with the release of a cloud of vapor into the atmosphere. The vapor is not harmful to the environment or public health, NASA assured.

The vapor will be released between 9-and-a-half and 10 minutes after launch, which equates to roughly 217 to 249 miles altitude over the Atlantic Ocean and 540 to 560 miles downrange from the launch site and just north of the island of Bermuda.

After the vapor is exposed to sunlight, the vapor clouds will ionize quickly and change color to a shade of violet. The clouds will be a mixture of green and violet, however, this phase will only last for about 30 seconds.

The human eye will not be able see these colors very well, especially in the dark, compared to previous vapor missions.

You may, however, be able to see the rocket launch itself. Depending on your location, here is a computer model forecast for the time of the launch on Friday evening:

Notice how much of the area is seeing clouds and even precipitation. If this forecast holds true, chances are the rocket launch will be delayed.

NASA has dates set through May 16 in the event of a postponement.

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection urging consumers to be alert for counterfeit goods while shopping for Mother’s Day on May 9.

According to CBP, illicit manufacturers continue to exploit the rapid growth of e-commerce to sell counterfeit goods to unsuspecting consumers in the United States. The online listings utilize images of genuine products, leaving the consumer with no way to know if the product behind that listing is genuine.

Friday, thousands of people packed downtown Humboldt for the 83rd West Tennessee Strawberry Festival.

“These men and women go to work every day devoted to making west Tennessee safer. Safer for our children, to keep dangerous deadly drugs out of their hands, and safer from violent criminals,”  said Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich.

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