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2012-10-15 11:23:53

NASA partner United Launch Alliance (ULA) has completed the fifth and final milestone for its Commercial Crew Development Round 2 (CCDev2) agreement with the agency's Commercial Crew Program.

2011-08-05 15:30:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug.

2011-06-21 03:15:00

PARIS, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Joint Forces Command sponsored the use of a Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) cross-domain and multi-national data sharing capability at this year's Empire Challenge exercise, May 23 to June 3, at Fort Huachuca, Ariz.

2011-04-15 07:00:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that its 67-foot solid rocket booster augmented the launch of United Launch Alliance's (ULA) Atlas V vehicle from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.


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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Comet -- A comet is a small body from the outer reaches of the solar system similar to an asteroid but composed of ice. Often described as "dirty snowballs," they are composed largely of carbon dioxide ice, methane ice, and water ice with a mixture of dust and small stony aggregates mixed in. Comets are thought to be small pieces of debris left over from the formation of the solar system, representing a sample of the original composition of the nebula that condensed to form the Sun and all...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Asteroid -- An asteroid, also called a minor planet or planetoid, is a member of a group of small, planet-like bodies that are part of our solar system. They are believed to be remnants of the interstellar clouds, nebula, that were not incorporated into planets during the formation of the solar system. The largest asteroid in the inner solar system is Ceres with a diameter of 1003 km. It also was the first to be discovered, by Giuseppe Piazzi on January 1, 1801. Nowadays, over 9000...

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tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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