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2010-10-18 16:40:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne received the 2010 Large Business Prime Contractor of the Year Award from NASA Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. The award is given to large and small business prime contractors, subcontractors and civil service team members whose leadership and pursuit of technological excellence support the work of the Marshall Center and sustain NASA's mission of exploration and discovery. Pratt & Whitney...

2010-10-13 11:22:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne received a $60.3 million contract from NASA to provide continued Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) pre-launch, launch and post-launch support through March 31, 2011. The contract is an extension to the current space shuttle program flight manifest launch schedule, which shifted the last two scheduled launch dates for missions STS-133 and STS-134 to fiscal year 2011. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is a United...

2010-09-21 15:02:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne successfully completed the latest round of tests on the workhorse gas generator for NASA's J-2X rocket engine. With the first NASA J-2X engine far along in development, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is on track to begin testing in 2011 at Stennis Space Center. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company. "The tests verified that hardware changes made to the gas generator...

2010-09-21 07:37:00

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne yesterday helped boost into orbit a U.S. Government payload. The payload was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., by a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. The Atlas V is powered by the RD AMROSS RD-180 booster engine and a Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne RL10 upper-stage engine. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). RD AMROSS LLC is a joint venture of...

2010-08-12 08:04:00

ATLANTA, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today launched the industry's first social media 'Ticket Window' enabling bookings directly from its Facebook page and other social media sites. The Delta Ticket Window, along with a newly designed home page at delta.com introduced earlier this week, offers the first visual cues of the airline's planned transformation in customer-facing technology. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090202/DELTALOGO ) (Logo:...

2010-07-14 14:31:00

AFGE leaders to join Delta employees in highlighting need for unions, collective bargaining rights ATLANTA, July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two member/leaders from the American Federation of Government Employees, the union for Transportation Security Officers in Atlanta and across the country, will share their struggles on working without basic protections on the job at the Atlanta Airport Solidarity Committee's Town Hall Meeting on July 15. AFGE Local 555 President Aubrey Williams and...

2010-07-01 16:07:00

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne's Common Extensible Cryogenic Engine (CECE) demonstrated a throttling range 35 percent greater than in previous tests, as well as several new technology breakthroughs to support space exploration. The CECE is a 15,000-pound thrust class cryogenic demonstrator rocket engine. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). This was the fourth series of CECE tests conducted at...

2010-06-01 11:19:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne celebrated 50 years of powering Delta-family rockets into orbit with the successful launch of the first NAVSTAR Global Positioning System (GPS) Block IIF military navigation satellite on May 27. The mission launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket with Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne's RS-68 and RL10 engines providing booster and upper-stage propulsion,...

2010-06-01 07:00:00

DENVER, June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Delta Petroleum Corporation (Delta) (Nasdaq: DPTR), an independent oil and gas exploration and development company, announced today an extension to the expected time frame to sign a definitive Purchase and Sale Agreement with Opon International LLC (Opon). Delta continues to work with Opon in its financing efforts and both parties are working towards signing a definitive Purchase and Sale Agreement. Delta does not intend to make further public...

2010-05-28 18:31:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, congratulates the United Launch Alliance and all of its industry partners on the 50th anniversary of the Delta rocket's inaugural launch. The Delta rocket was originally designed as an interim launch vehicle with only a dozen launches planned. With close to 350 launches since May 13, 1960, this month marks the 50th anniversary of this powerhouse Delta vehicle. The Delta family of expendable launch...


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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