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2012-05-17 08:50:41

The second SpaceX demonstration launch for NASA's Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) is scheduled for liftoff on Saturday, May 19. The launch of the Falcon 9 rocket carrying a Dragon capsule will occur from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. There is a single instantaneous launch opportunity at 4:55 a.m. EDT. NASA Television launch commentary from Cape Canaveral begins at 3:30 a.m. During the flight, SpaceX's Dragon capsule will...

2012-04-30 08:14:33

The second SpaceX demonstration launch for NASA's Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) has been rescheduled for a liftoff on Monday, May 7. Liftoff of the Falcon 9 rocket carrying a Dragon capsule will occur from Space Launch Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. There is a single instantaneous launch opportunity at 9:38 a.m. EDT. NASA Television launch commentary from Cape Canaveral begins at 8 a.m. During the flight, SpaceX's Dragon capsule will...

2012-04-05 23:00:05

iPhone App Connects Users with Restaurants Featured on the Travel Channel Show "Chowdown Countdown" Reston, Virginia (PRWEB) April 05, 2012 MapMuse today announced the release of the Chowdown Countdown Locator, an app for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch that connects fans of the hit Travel Channel show, Chowdown Countdown, with the restaurants they´ve seen featured on it. “Although Chowdown Countdown only ran for 5 episodes, it was more than just a blip on the radar for TV food...

Image 1 - Weather Forecasters Balance Experience With Technology
2012-03-21 04:33:26

When people talk about a meteorologist cooking up a weather forecast, they may be more right than they realize, said one of the forecasters NASA counts on to predict conditions ahead of a launch. "I compare forecasting a lot to cooking, to be honest," said Joel Tumbiolo, a meteorologist with the Air Force's 45th Weather Squadron, the unit that handles forecasting for rockets launched at the Eastern Range on the Atlantic Coast of the United States. "In cooking, you have recipes that you...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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