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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...

2011-05-26 09:00:00

TROY, Mich., May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Altair Engineering, Inc., a leading global provider of simulation technology and engineering services, today announced that it will deliver a paper presentation at ASME Turbo Expo 2011, describing a new application for optimizing the weight of composite fan blades using Altair's HyperWorks suite of computer-aided design tools. Altair also will welcome attendees to its exposition booth (#341), where it will unveil two white papers, one on efficient...

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2011-05-25 07:00:00

NASA said on Tuesday that a new spacecraft to take humans into deep space will be based on designs of the Orion crew exploration vehicle. The Orion capsule is a surviving component of the Constellation manned space exploration program that President Barack Obama scrapped last year for being behind schedule and over budget. NASA administrator Charles Bolden said the designs for Orion would be used to push ahead with a new spacecraft known as the Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV), which would...

2011-05-24 16:37:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) of Tennessee will host its signature Walk Like MADD® non-competitive 5K fundraising walk in Nashville on June 4th, 2011. The walk begins at 9:15am at Bicentennial Mall State Park and will raise funds and rally support for MADD's Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving®. This year MADD Tennessee is thrilled to welcome Direct Auto Insurance as our...

2011-05-24 12:00:00

WASHINGTON, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has reached an important milestone for the next U.S. transportation system that will carry humans into deep space. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden announced today that the system will be based on designs originally planned for the Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle. Those plans now will be used to develop a new spacecraft known as the Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) "We...

2011-05-16 09:01:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Three Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Space Shuttle Main Engines (SSMEs) today successfully powered the launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour on Mission STS-134 to deliver a permanent experiment module to the International Space Station that will allow scientists to study anti-matter in the universe. The SSME is the only fully reusable high-performance rocket engine rated for human spaceflight. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is a United...

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2011-05-03 10:55:00

Named for the Greek god of dreams, Project Morpheus is a project for people who dream big. Engineers at Johnson Space Center began work in July of 2010 on the Morpheus lander "“ a testbed for new technologies that a vehicle intended to land on the moon, an asteroid or even Mars would need. It's scheduled to take flight untethered for the first time in May, and will be the first prototype spacecraft to fly at Johnson since before man walked on the moon. "Projects like Morpheus are...

2011-04-29 07:20:00

GAITHERSBURG, Md., April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to satisfy growing client demand, Tom Dickenson and his company, Direct from Venice, have reached exclusive agreement with a classically trained expert Murano glassmaster to sell individual one-of-a-kind pieces of the artist's own design, as well as to design custom jewelry according to specific client request. This represents an unprecedented entrance into the custom world of Murano jewelry, previously available only by...

2011-04-27 13:44:21

NASA will host a media briefing at 11 a.m. EDT Thursday, April 28, at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to highlight the four companies selected for the second round of the agency's Commercial Crew Development (CCDev2) efforts. The briefing is part of the countdown activities for the final scheduled launch of space shuttle Endeavour's STS-134 mission to the International Space Station. Lift off is scheduled for 3:47 p.m. on Friday, April 29. The news conference participants are: -- Phil...

2011-04-07 09:00:00

HOUSTON, April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Neighbors of NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston may notice some loud noises coming from the 1,600-acre site in the coming weeks. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Johnson's Engineering Directorate is ready to begin testing its prototype lander as part of Project Morpheus -- a vertical test bed designed to integrate technologies that could be used to build future spacecraft intended to land on the moon, Mars,...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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