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2012-03-23 03:45:43

NASA's Flight Opportunities Program has selected 24 cutting-edge space technology payloads for flights on commercial reusable launch vehicles, balloons and a commercial parabolic aircraft.

2011-10-27 13:06:17

NASA is accepting applications from graduate and undergraduate university students to fly experiments to the edge of space on a scientific balloon.

2011-04-26 09:45:00

Students and educators nationwide will have the opportunity to interact with NASA engineers and scientists through two newly developed NASA flight initiatives.

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2011-02-23 14:01:42

They nicknamed it the "Little Balloon That Could".

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2010-12-22 06:30:00

NASA and the National Science Foundation launched a scientific balloon on Monday, Dec 20, to study the effects of cosmic rays on Earth.

2010-12-15 15:50:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's scientific balloon program is resuming flights this month after an extensive evaluation of its safety processes following a mishap during an April launch attempt from Australia.

2010-10-25 06:25:46

A NASA panel that investigated the unsuccessful April 28 launch of a scientific balloon from Alice Springs, Australia, has released its report.

2010-10-22 11:06:00

WASHINGTON, Oct.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.