Quantcast

Latest Delta Stories

2009-08-17 11:57:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) played a key role in the successful launch of United Launch Alliance's Delta II rocket today from Space Launch Complex 17A at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., carrying the GPS IIR-21 satellite for the Air Force. Nine ATK GEM-40 solid propulsion strap-on boosters provided augmented thrust for the launch. Six of the boosters ignited at lift-off with the first-stage main engine and provided over 824,000...

2009-07-29 16:05:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Capping a legacy that spans 34 years, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne completed the final planned test on a Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) today at the John C. Stennis Space Center (SSC) in Mississippi. The successful hot-fire test was the 2,730th for the SSME, the world's only reusable liquid hydrogen engine designed for human space flight. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company. "Because of the...

2009-07-27 14:54:00

More than 20,000 Northwest and Delta Flight Attendants Eager to Vote for Union Representation WASHINGTON, July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA) today asked the National Mediation Board (NMB) to declare that the Delta/Northwest merger has created a single transportation system that requires the NMB to conduct a representation election for the carriers' flight attendants. Northwest Airlines flight attendants are currently represented by...

2009-07-15 17:51:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Three Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Space Shuttle Main Engines (SSME) successfully powered the launch of the final components of the Japanese Experiment Module aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour on Mission STS-127 today. The SSME is the world's only fully reusable high performance rocket engine rated for human space flight. Endeavour launched from NASA's Kennedy Space Center on the 29(th) flight to the International Space Station (ISS). Pratt &...

2009-06-30 19:05:00

alli MINNEAPOLIS, June 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) composite, propulsion and spacecraft technologies supported the successful launch of a United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket carrying the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite O (GOES-O) on its mission to monitor weather conditions throughout the United States. The mission was flown for NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) which deployed the GOES-O satellite...

2009-06-29 16:37:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, played a key role in Saturday's successful launch of United Launch Alliance's (ULA) Delta IV rocket from Cape Canaveral, Fla., carrying the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite O, or GOES-O, for NASA and NOAA. Aerojet provided reaction control thrusters for the Delta IV upper stage, as well as bipropellant chemical propulsion for the satellite. Twelve Aerojet monopropellant...

2009-06-27 23:28:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Two Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne engines helped boost the second in a series of NASA/NOAA Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites, designated GOES-O, into orbit from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., yesterday, to help scientists monitor severe weather that leads to tornadoes, flashfloods and hurricanes. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company, powered a United Launch Alliance Delta IV...

2009-06-03 16:22:00

Agency Actions Harmful to Listed Species BAKERSFIELD, Calif., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The Coalition for a Sustainable Delta (Coalition) and the Kern County Water Agency (KCWA) have formally sued a number of federal agencies for their failure to comply with the Endangered Species Act (ESA) in relation to their activities in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Federal agencies, including U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), Maritime Administration (MARAD), Federal Emergency Management...

2009-05-26 10:35:00

ATLANTA, May 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) is offering Delta SkyMiles and Northwest WorldPerks members 2,500 bonus miles for each flight segment purchased and flown on the Delta Shuttle between New York City and Boston or Washington, D.C. from May 26 through July 26, 2009. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090202/DELTALOGO ) To participate in this offer, SkyMiles members must register at delta.com/shuttlebonus. WorldPerks members must register at...

2009-05-09 16:09:54

Dr. George Flinn, a physician and Tennessee county commissioner, is asking Delta airlines to stop serving peanuts on its flights formerly flown by Northwest. Delta began serving peanuts in late March, when it substituted its snack, food and beverage offerings for those previously provided by Northwest. The Memphis Commerical Appeal reported Saturday that Flinn said he's not allergic to peanuts, but his grandson is. It's been absolutely proven that if someone who is allergic to peanuts is...


Word of the Day
virgule
  • A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information.
  • A little rod; a twig.
This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.
Related