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2011-09-14 09:42:00

SEATTLE, Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Financial services professionals across the United States are invited to attend a free webinar from Pro Athlete Direct(TM) (http://www.proathletedirect.com/webinardates) designed to outline the roadmap for adding professional athletes to client bases and raising assets. Entitled "How to Raise +$10M in Assets in <6 Months While Saving Pro Athletes from Going Broke," the webinar will be hosted by Pro Athlete Direct founder and former Wall Streeter...

2011-08-12 10:35:00

HAMPTON, Va., Aug. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A ceremonial ribbon cutting held Aug. 9 at NASA Langley Research Center made official the opening of a new testing facility vital to the development and certification of future space exploration vehicles. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The Hydro Impact Basin is located at the center's historic Gantry, where Neil Armstrong trained to walk on the moon, and is currently being used to validate the Orion...

2011-08-09 07:30:00

PARKER, Colo., Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TTJ&B Inc. announced that they will actively pursue a General Services Administration (GSA) Certification Award to facilitate contracting with the Department of Defense and other government suppliers by providing analytical services and tools that facilitate real-time re-planning of major programs. With their newly developed data access tool, PDB2, volumes of data are integrated and very easily accessed, visualized and understood by project...

2011-07-27 08:31:37

NASA's Juno spacecraft is set to launch toward Jupiter aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket on Aug. 5. The launch window extends from 11:34 a.m. to 12:33 p.m. EDT, and the launch period extends through Aug. 26. The spacecraft is expected to arrive at Jupiter in 2016 on a mission to investigate the gas giant's origins, structure, atmosphere and magnetosphere. Juno's color camera will provide close-up images of Jupiter, including the first detailed views of the planet's poles. NASA...

2011-07-21 15:46:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Space Shuttle Atlantis touched down at NASA Kennedy Space Center, officially bringing an end to the nation's space shuttle program and a 30-year legacy of boosting astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS). Three Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Space Shuttle Main Engines (SSMEs) powered the final flight of Atlantis on Mission STS-135 to the station on July 8. The SSME is the only fully reusable high-performance rocket engine...

2011-07-20 13:37:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne has successfully completed a chill test and 1.9 second ignition test of NASA's J-2X engine at John C. Stennis Space Center, Miss. The J-2X upper-stage engine is in development to power NASA's next era of human spaceflight. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company. "The successful start of J-2X engine testing demonstrates Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is ready to...

2011-07-08 12:12:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In an awesome display of technology and immense power that capped a 30-year legacy of boosting orbiters into space, three Space Shuttle Main Engines (SSMEs) today successfully powered the launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis on the program's final flight to the International Space Station (ISS). The SSME is the only fully reusable high-performance rocket engine rated for human spaceflight, having delivered the majority of U.S. astronauts into...

2011-07-07 10:32:48

NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida is entering into an agreement with Sierra Nevada Space Systems (SNSS) of Sparks, Nev., to offer technical capabilities from the center's uniquely skilled work force. The umbrella space act agreement is Kennedy's latest step in its transition from a historically government-only launch complex to a multi-user spaceport. Sierra Nevada also has space act agreements with NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston; NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va.;...

2011-06-30 09:22:09

NASA's industry partners have met all their initial milestones in developing commercial crew transportation capabilities to reduce the gap in U.S. human spaceflight capability. NASA posted its first status report on the agency's Commercial Crew Development 2 (CCDev2) program to its website. The report highlights the progress and accomplishments for the agency's commercial spaceflight development efforts. Designed to be a bi-monthly report, it is targeted toward the interested layperson and...

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2011-06-23 08:03:51

The new main engine to power Europe's successor to its Ariane 5 space launcher was brought a step closer on June 22 when ESA signed a &eur;60 million contract with a propulsion consortium at the Paris Air & Space Show. ESA is preparing the NGL Next-Generation Launcher to meet Europe's institutional needs and safeguard its guaranteed access to space into the long term, ensuring it will continue to have effective and economic launchers at its disposal. The work is being performed...