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2012-01-20 05:16:28

Journalists are invited to a roundtable discussion at 11 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Jan. 24, with NASA's Chief Technologist Mason Peck during his visit to the agency's Wallops Flight Facility at Wallops Island, Va. Wallops Flight Facility Director Bill Wrobel will join Peck for the event. They will discuss Wallops' important role in the agency's development of cutting-edge technologies and innovations that will enable NASA's future missions in science, exploration and space operations....

2011-09-15 12:12:07

Journalists are invited to a roundtable discussion at 11:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, Sept. 16, with NASA's Space Technology Program Director Michael Gazarik during his visit to the agency's Wallops Flight Facility at Wallops Island, Va. Robert Strain, director of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., and Wallops Director Bill Wrobel, will join Gazarik for the event. They will discuss Wallops' important role in the Space Technology Program and in the development of new...

2011-06-29 23:40:00

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A U.S. Air Force Minotaur 1 rocket carrying the Department of Defense Operationally Responsive Space Office's ORS-1 satellite was successfully launched at 11:09 p.m. EDT yesterday from NASA's Launch Range at the Wallops Flight Facility and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport in Virginia. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) "We are very pleased to continue our support to the U.S. Air Force and the...

2010-08-04 06:32:00

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The launch of a NASA Black Brant X sounding rocket was successfully launched at 5:15 a.m. today from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. This mission was to flight qualify the new production Nihka rocket motor, the third stage in the Black Brant X. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Information on today's and future missions from...

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2009-09-20 07:25:00

A NASA rocket launched to study clouds spooked dozens of people along the U.S. East Coast, some worried about aliens landing, officials said. Exhaust particles from the rocket launched Saturday night at Wallops Flight Center in Virginia illuminated the sky with a cone-shape light that could be seen as far north as Massachusetts, NASA spokesman Keith Koehler said. CNN affiliate stations and NASA officials reported dozens of calls from people who saw the light, including some worried about...

2009-09-09 14:42:00

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A rocket experiment that may shed light on the highest clouds in the Earth's atmosphere will be conducted Sept. 15 from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The Charged Aerosol Release Experiment (CARE) will be conducted by the Naval Research Laboratory and the Department of Defense Space Test Program using a NASA four-stage Black Brant XII suborbital sounding...

2009-06-30 16:04:41

U.S. scientists say research involving the exhaust plume from a NASA space shuttle launch suggests the 1908 Tunguska explosion was caused by a comet The mysterious explosion leveled 830 square miles of Siberian forest and a cause has never been determined. But Cornell University researchers say findings from their study indicated the explosion was nearly certainly caused by a comet entering the Earth's atmosphere. It's almost like putting together a 100-year-old murder mystery, said Professor...

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2007-04-25 17:15:00

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- A rocket carrying a NASA spacecraft was launched Wednesday on a first-ever mission to study mysterious clouds that float 50 miles above Earth. The noctilucent clouds, which cluster around the polar regions and can only been seen at night, have appeared more often and grown brighter in recent years. Scientists are puzzled by the changes, but some suggest they may be due to global climate change. The spacecraft, which will spend two years studying the ice...


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  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.