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2010-12-14 15:23:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Delta Stewardship Council (DSC) will continue to make progress on the Delta Plan this week by reviewing two new White Papers and a Delta Plan proposed draft outline. The Delta Plan will guide state and local agencies to help achieve the coequal goals of providing a more reliable water supply for California and protecting, restoring, and enhancing the Delta ecosystem. White Papers are being prepared to describe historic and existing...

2010-12-13 13:32:00

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA has awarded Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne a contract worth approximately $622,000 to conduct systems analysis and trade studies for heavy-lift launch vehicle system concepts, propulsion technologies and affordability. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company. "As a provider of human-rated rocket engine technology with decades of proven success, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is honored to help...

2010-12-03 15:17:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Avon Products, Inc. launches Avon Voices, its first-ever global online singing talent search for women and songwriting competition for men and women in celebration of its 125th Anniversary. Avon invites people from more than 60 countries, along with its 6.2 million independent sales Representatives, to ignite a global movement through music. A renowned judging panel of music industry leaders from around the world includes: Fergie, six-time Grammy...

2010-12-01 12:23:00

DENVER, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- As 2010 nears its end, United Launch Alliance (ULA) is proud to celebrate its fourth anniversary with 45 successful launches in the company's 48 months of operation. ULA closed out 2010 in impressive fashion with the launch of the fourth Delta IV Heavy in program history. The Nov. 21 launch capped a year of 100 percent mission success, including the launch of four Atlas V, one Delta II and three Delta IV rockets. Among the 2010 payloads were several...

2010-11-23 07:00:00

DENVER, Nov. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Delta Petroleum Corporation (the "Company" or "Delta") (Nasdaq: DPTR), an independent oil and gas exploration and development company, announced today that it has received a commitment letter for a new senior secured credit facility with Macquarie Bank Limited ("Macquarie"). The terms of the commitment letter provide for a $100 million credit facility, which contemplates an initial commitment of up to $50 million comprised of a $30 million...

2010-11-21 17:43:00

CAPE CANAVERAL AFS, Fla., Nov. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket carrying a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office lifted off from Space Launch Complex-37 here at 5:58 p.m. EST today. Designated NROL-32, the mission is in support of national defense. This was the fourth Delta IV Heavy launch and the 351st launch overall in Delta program history. A Delta IV Heavy demonstration flight occurred in December 2004, the first Air Force operational...

2010-11-08 08:00:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced that its engine helped propel Friday night's launch of the Delta II launch vehicle from Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB) in Calif. This is the fourth launch, completing the COSMO-SkyMed constellation. The overall objective of the COSMO-SkyMed program is global Earth observation, particularly in the Mediterranean area. Some applications of this constellation include analyzing effects...

2010-11-05 23:02:00

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., Nov. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- For the 350th time in its illustrious 50-year program history, a Delta rocket launched from U.S. soil, adding another chapter to one of the most successful rocket launch programs in American history. The 350th mission was a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket launching the fourth Italian-built Constellation of Small Satellites for Mediterranean Basin Observation (COSMO-SkyMed 4) satellite from Space Launch Complex-2 at 7:20...

2010-11-05 23:01:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., Nov. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- In conjunction with the 50th year of powering the Delta-family of rockets, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne celebrated the 350th launch of a Delta rocket today by successfully helping to boost the fourth COSMO-SkyMed Radar Earth-Imaging satellite for the Italian Space Agency and the Italian Ministry of Defence. The mission launched aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket, procured by Boeing Launch Services using a Pratt &...

2010-11-01 11:30:00

ATLANTA, Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today named Holden Shannon senior vice president - Corporate Strategy and Real Estate and a member of the airline's Corporate Leadership Team, a committee of Delta's most senior executives responsible for the airline's overall strategy. Prior to joining Delta, Shannon spent 15 years at Continental Airlines. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090202/DELTALOGO ) (Logo:...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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