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Space Communications From Dial-Up To DSL - OPALS
2014-06-19 03:30:28

Anyone who remembers dialup internet can sympathize with the plight of NASA mission controllers. Waiting for images to arrive from deep space, slowly downloading line by line, can be a little like the World Wide Web of the 1990s. Patience is required.

mars manned rover
2014-06-18 09:42:30

If you’re wondering if you’ll ever see a person on Mars in your lifetime – you just may if you’re around in ten years, according to claims made recently by SpaceX's Elon Musk.

2014-06-06 16:20:37

WASHINGTON, June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA successfully beamed a high-definition video 260 miles from the International Space Station to Earth Thursday using a new laser communications

2014-06-05 23:07:48

Cupcake Digital and DreamWorks Animation released a new original read and play app today, titled How To Train Your Dragon 2 (The Official Storybook App), based on the highly anticipated DreamWorks

NASA Releases Commercial Orbital Transportation Services Final Report
2014-06-04 03:25:53

With two companies now providing commercial cargo launch services for the International Space Station, NASA is issuing its final report on the now-complete Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) program that laid the groundwork for those flights.

Unveiling The Dragon: Elon Musk Shows Off New Astronaut Spacecraft
2014-05-30 06:57:12

SpaceX has been spearheading American-based commercial space ventures for quite some time now, proving its worth as a launch provider for International Space Station supply runs with its Dragon spacecraft.

SuperDraco Engine Test Complete For Dragon Launch Escape System
2014-05-28 07:37:26

SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft may soon get a new upgrade after the company proved its SuperDraco thruster is capable of powering Dragon’s launch escape system and enabling the vehicle to make propulsive terrestrial landings with pinpoint accuracy.

Manned Missions To Mars Are Closer To Reality: Elon Musk
2014-05-27 07:04:01

Elon Musk, the founder of several successful startups, including PayPal and Tesla Motors, is looking to take his private space launch company, SpaceX, to new heights.

Rich Biodiversity Of Species Makes Annual Top Ten List Of Discoveries
2014-05-22 08:57:01

Each year, an international committee of taxonomists and related experts form a list of the top 10 species of the year. In 2013, the list included such species as the Lesula monkey, lightning roaches and the lyre sponge. Not to be outdone, 2014’s list includes a rich mix of biodiversity as well.

2014-05-19 16:20:29

Working in wind tunnels, software laboratories and work stations across America, NASA's Commercial Crew Program (CCP) partners continue to make strides in advancing the designs of the American spacecraft and rockets that will carry humans safely and reliably into low-Earth orbit from U.S. soil by 2017.


Latest Dragon Reference Libraries

History Of Space Exploration
2013-10-06 08:29:34

Space exploration is the exploration and discovery of outer space by use of space technology and is conducted by both robotic spacecraft and humans. Astronomy, which is the viewing of objects in space from Earth, is thought to predate recorded history, but it was the inspiration to modern space exploration. Humans explore space for many reasons including the survival of humankind if Earth cannot sustain life, uniting nations, and scientific research. Physical space exploration began in...

Elon Musk
2013-08-05 10:31:59

Elon Musk was born on June 28, 1971. He is a South African-American inventor and entrepreneur. He is the founder of SpaceX and Co-founder of Tesla Motors and PayPal. He is also chairman of SolarCity. Musk attended Bryanston High School in South Africa, but graduated from Pretoria Boys High School. In the early 90s, Musk was educated at Queen's University in Kingston Ontario Canada and left Canada around 1992 to pursue Business and Physics at the University of Pennsylvania, where he...

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2005-06-23 09:37:03

The Central or Inland Bearded Dragon (Pogona vitticeps) is a type of agamid lizard found in the desert regions of Australia. Of the several species of the Pogona genus, P. vitticeps is the most commonly seen in pet stores. Bearded dragons are omnivores, consuming a wide variety of foods. In captivity, dragons will eat salads, crickets, mealworms (however mealworms should not be given to young dragons due to potential impaction issues), and as treats, superworms. Never collect your own...

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2005-06-15 17:26:29

The Komodo Dragon (Varanus komodoensis) is the largest lizard in the world, growing to a length of about 10 feet (3 meters) and weighing between 175 to 310 lb (80 and 140 kg). It is a member of the monitor lizard family, Varanidae. Dragons have keen senses and are considered among the most intelligent living reptiles. They are carnivorous, hunting live prey with a stealthy approach followed by a sudden short charge (they can run briefly at speeds up to 20 km/h). They have a strong bite...

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Word of the Day
scriggle
  • To writhe; struggle or twist about with more or less force; wriggle.
  • To scribble, jot.
The word 'scriggle' is likely an alteration of 'wiggle'.
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