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2011-11-02 03:38:40

NASA has signed an agreement with the Space Florida Small Satellite Research Center of Cape Canaveral, Florida, to manage the Nano-Satellite Launch Challenge, one of the agency's new Centennial Challenges prize competitions. The Nano-Satellite Launch Challenge is to launch satellites with a mass of at least 2.2 pounds (1 kg) into Earth orbit, twice within the span of one week. The new challenge has a NASA-provided prize purse of $2 million. The objective of the competition is to...

2011-05-25 12:01:00

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Enviro Voraxial Technology, Inc. (OTCQB: EVTN) announced today that their company team, Team Voraxial®, will move forward to the final phase of the $1.4 Million Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup X CHALLENGE. The X PRIZE Foundation, the leading nonprofit organization solving the world's Grand Challenges of our time by creating and managing large-scale, global incentivized competitions, designed by the challenge to inspire...

2011-04-05 14:14:00

NEW YORK, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Naveen Jain shared with colleagues at the annual Explorers Club Awards Dinner in New York that he is Co-Founder and Chairman of Moon Express, Inc., winner of a $10M NASA commercial lunar contract and a leading contender for the $30M Google Lunar X PRIZE. Why is Naveen reaching for the Moon? He explained, "This is an extremely exciting project as Moon exploration is vital to solving Earth's present and future resource problems." (Photo:...

2011-04-05 14:10:00

SILICON VALLEY, Calif., April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Moon-Rush is on and Dr. Barney Pell, well known Silicon Valley entrepreneur and former NASA R&D Manager, has joined the race. As Co-Founder, Vice-Chairman and Chief Technology Officer of Moon Express, Inc., Barney believes very strongly in the economic potential the Moon. "The Moon is Earth's eight continent," he said. "We have barely begun to explore the lunar surface and are already finding compelling evidence of resources...

2011-01-29 00:02:02

Scaled Composites Uses GL Studio for Avionics Interface Development In Virgin Galactic's VSS Enterprise Spaceship and VMS Eve Aircraft Orlando, FL (PRWEB) January 27, 2011 The DiSTI Corporation, a leading provider of advanced graphical interface technology, has announced that Scaled Composites, Burt Rutan's experimental aircraft company and winner of the coveted Ansari X PRIZE for Space Flight in 2004, utilized DiSTI's GL Studio to produce a comprehensive avionics systems solution for the...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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