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2011-05-26 12:35:00

WASHINGTON, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The launch of the Aquarius/SAC-D observatory is scheduled for June 9, from NASA's Space Launch Complex 2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Liftoff of the United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket is targeted to occur during a five-minute launch window that opens at 10:20 a.m. EDT (7:20 a.m. PDT). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Aquarius is the NASA-built primary instrument on the SAC-D spacecraft. The...

2011-04-07 05:35:00

bellmediapr.ca/muchmusic - Queen of Pop, Lady Gaga triumphantly returns to take over MuchMusic HQ in Toronto - - Fuse to simulcast show across U.S., live from MuchMusic HQ in Toronto - To tweet this release: http://bit.ly/gdcCwK TORONTO, April 7 /PRNewswire/ - As if flaming bras weren't enough, Lady Gaga returns to give fans much more than they bargained for at the biggest awards show on the planet - the 2011 MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS! Two years after her exploding,...

2011-03-01 10:24:00

WASHINGTON, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Glory spacecraft is scheduled for launch on Friday, March 4. Technical issues with ground support equipment for the Taurus XL launch vehicle led to the scrub of the original Feb. 23 launch attempt. Those issues have been resolved. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The March 4 liftoff from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., is targeted for 5:09:43 a.m. EST, in the middle of a 48-second launch window....

2011-02-14 11:00:00

ASHBURN, Va., Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- VIP Communications, Inc., a leading provider of international calling services and solutions, today announced the official release of its 2011 Valentine's Day Holiday Calling Report, a comprehensive report that provides an inside look at the holiday calling trends and habits of expat communities from over 100 countries throughout the world. To conduct the report, VIP Communications analyzed the increase in average daily call volume, average time...

2011-02-10 13:25:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Glory mission is scheduled to launch Wednesday, Feb. 23, from Space Launch Complex 576-E at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Liftoff is targeted for 5:09 a.m. EST (2:09 a.m. PST) in the middle of a 48-second launch window. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Data from the Glory mission will allow scientists to better understand how the sun and tiny atmospheric particles called aerosols affect...

2011-02-09 15:37:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The countdown has begun! Registration has opened for the inaugural World Spelling Day. World Spelling Day, the latest event as part of the World Education Games, organized by the creative team behind Mathletics, Spellodrome and World Math Day. On March 3, for 48 hours, participants from around the world will compete in a series of online spelling games. Players can compete in four age categories, including adult level, with an increasing range of...

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2011-01-07 12:25:00

Citing the need for additional repairs to the external fuel tank of the space shuttle Discovery, NASA officials have once again delayed the lift-off of the STS-133 shuttle mission to resupply the International Space Station (ISS). "The decision was made today to allow the teams additional time and delay the next launch opportunity out of the early February launch window," the space agency said in a statement on its website on Thursday. The initial cracks were so big that the insulating foam...

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2010-12-18 07:12:57

NASA announced positive test results of its Discovery space shuttle on Friday after cracks appeared during a countdown last month, which delayed its final launch. "So far, so good," said Allard Beutel, a spokesman for the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, adding that there was no immediate sign of the cracks or the hydrogen leak. "It looks like we're getting good data," said Mike Moses, a launch manager at the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)."It's definitely getting us...

2010-12-01 09:26:46

The first SpaceX Falcon 9 demonstration launch for NASA's Commercial Orbital Transportation Services program is targeted for liftoff on Tuesday, Dec. 7. Liftoff will occur from Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The launch window extends from 9:03 a.m. to 12:22 p.m. EST. If necessary, launch opportunities also are available on Dec. 8 and Dec. 9 with the same window. Known as COTS 1, the launch is the first flight of the Dragon spacecraft and the first commercial...

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2010-10-19 10:00:00

NASA said that a fuel leak near Discovery's orbital engine pods will not delay its expected November 1 launch to the International Space Station. Technicians will check the tightness of six bolts on a flange where propellant lines connect to the right-hand Orbital Maneuvering System pod. Each pod houses an engine and smaller thrusters that help the shuttle move around in orbit. If tightening the bolts does not stop the leak, the next step would be to drain the pod's monomethyl hydrazine...


Word of the Day
kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'