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2008-08-22 17:11:34

This story was updated at 4:07 p.m. EDT. WASHINGTON — An Alliant Techsystems (ATK) ALV-X1 suborbital rocket carrying two NASA hypersonic flight experiments was destroyed by range officials shortly after its Friday launch from the U.S. space agency's Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia's eastern shore. NASA officials said no injuries or property damage were immediately reported following the launch failure. While most of the debris from the rocket is thought to have fallen...

2008-08-22 09:00:13

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., Aug. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- An Alliant Tech Systems suborbital rocket carrying two NASA hypersonic experiments was destroyed shortly after liftoff from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia Friday. No injuries or property damage were immediately reported. Most debris from the rocket is thought to have fallen in the Atlantic Ocean. However, there are conflicting reports of debris being sighted on land. This debris could be hazardous. People who think they may have...

2008-08-19 15:00:12

To: SCIENCE EDITORS Contact: Keith Koehler of NASA, +1-757-824-1579, Keith.A.Koehler@nasa.gov WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., Aug. 19/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two NASA hypersonic experiment payloads are scheduled for launch no earlier than Aug. 21 from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia atop a two-stage suborbital rocket developed by Alliant Techsystems, also known as ATK, of Salt Lake City. Scheduled between 5:10 and 6:10 a.m. on Aug. 21, this launch may be visible in the mid-Atlantic...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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