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spacex falcon 9
2014-07-13 03:44:23

SpaceX, the California-based rocket company established by PayPal co-founder Elon Musk, announced on Friday that its Falcon 9 launch system had been certified by the US Air Force as having completed three successful flights.

SpaceX Delays Falcon 9 Launch Two Days In A Row
2014-06-24 06:30:00

For the second straight day, SpaceX had to cancel the scheduled launch of a Falcon 9 rocket on Saturday evening, further pushing back the planned deployment of six Orbcomm communications satellites.

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Gets Landing Legs For Upcoming Mission
2014-02-25 12:55:12

SpaceX is making an adjustment to its Falcon 9 rocket in hopes of one day being able to reuse it for future missions. Elon Musk tweeted a picture of the new legs...

DARPA Dreams Up Satellite-Launching Hypersonic Space Plane
2014-02-12 15:03:51

A new program established by DARPA is looking to build a spaceplane that is able to launch satellites into orbit. The Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) program will help add a quick, affordable and routine ride to space.

SpaceX Grasshopper Half Mile Test Launch
2013-10-14 11:22:08

SpaceX's Grasshopper vehicle keeps making leaps and bounds, with its latest test taking it nearly a half-mile into the sky.

SpaceX Grasshopper Rocket Completes Lateral Maneuver
2013-08-15 04:45:49

SpaceX’s Grasshopper reusable rocket took another step forward earlier this week, successfully completing a “divert test” which saw the vehicle reach an altitude of 250 meters before executing a 100-meter lateral maneuver.

2012-12-09 05:01:24

Christopher Oliver and James Villepigue announce BigfootBlimp.com homepage will redirect visitors directly to the Kickstarter fundraising page for the falcon project. Dallas,

NASA Awards Development Grants
2012-08-05 05:03:36

Three commercial aerospace development firms have been awarded a share of more than $1 billion in NASA grants as part of a program to complete a new spacecraft to transport American astronauts to the International Space Station.


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aphotic
  • Having no light.
  • Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.
The word 'aphotic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'without' and 'light'.
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