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2014-07-23 23:25:53

DeepFlight has launched a Series A round using equity crowdfunding to support the next evolution of the DeepFlight submarines, with the goal of dominating the market for private submarine ownership as well as accessing the emerging market of undersea tourism Point Richmond, CA (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 DeepFlight, a company that innovates high performance personal submarines, has launched a Series A round using equity crowdfunding on crowdfunder.com to address an estimated $100 million market...

spacex falcon 9
2014-07-13 03:44:23

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online SpaceX, the California-based rocket company established by PayPal co-founder Elon Musk, announced on Friday that its Falcon 9 launch system had been certified by the US Air Force as having completed three successful flights. In a statement, the company said that the certification was “a prerequisite for companies seeking to win business from the Air Force's Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) Program” and that meeting...

SpaceX Delays Falcon 9 Launch Two Days In A Row
2014-06-24 06:30:00

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online UPDATE: June 24, 2014 (6:30 a.m.) In order to allow more time to fix ongoing technical issues, SpaceX announced that it would push back Tuesday’s scheduled Falcon 9 launch by at least a week. In an online flight update, the space transportation company said that it would be “taking a closer look at a potential issue identified while conducting pre-flight checkouts” prior to Sunday’s aborted launch, and would use...

2014-06-10 16:20:39

TETERBORO, New Jersey, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Provisions Made to Increase Parts Availability, AOG Assistance and Technical Support Dassault Falcon Jet announced plans to provide additional onsite support for operators attending the month-long 2014 FIFA World Cup, to be held in Brazil, June 12-July 13. Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120925/564526-a (Photo:...

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

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. SpaceX has made a lot of progress over the past handful of years, securing a multi-mission contract with NASA to supply the International Space Station, developing better and cheaper rocket launch systems, and working toward a possible deal to launch military...

2014-05-20 16:20:43

GENEVA, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dassault Falcon is extending its FalconCare guaranteed maintenance cost service to cover in-service as well as new-build aircraft. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120925/564526-a ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140520/687318 ) In-service Falcon customers can enroll in the program from the first C check and utilize it anywhere in Dassault Falcon's worldwide Authorized Service Center network....

2014-05-20 16:20:41

GENEVA, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dassault Aviation recently approved AMAC Aerospace Turkey as a Falcon Authorized Service Center for line maintenance. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120925/564526-a ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140520/687316 ) "The addition of AMAC is part of an ongoing effort to expand our global service network and ensure that product support is available as close as possible to Falcon customers and the...

2014-05-20 08:20:52

GENEVA, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Longest Falcon Ever Will Fly 6,450 nm Non-Stop Dassault Aviation today launched the Falcon 8X, the newest addition to the Falcon family in the ultra long range category. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120925/564526-a ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140520/687203 ) The Falcon 8X will offer a range of 6,450 nm (11,945 km) and will feature the longest cabin of any Falcon. Moreover, it...

2014-05-13 16:21:43

SAINT-CLOUD, France, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aircraft again demonstrates unparalleled performance and operating efficiency Dassault Aviation's Falcon 7X has set a new transatlantic speed record, flying between Teterboro in the New York metropolitan area and London City Airport at an average speed of Mach 0.88. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140513/686571 ) (Logo:...

Federal Judge Lifts Ban On Russian Rocket Engine Purchases, US Air Force-ULA Contract Resumes
2014-05-09 08:00:21

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A week after a federal court judge ordered a temporary injunction against the United Launch Alliance’s “block-buy” contract with NPO Energomash – a Russian-based rocket engine maker – the same judge lifted the ban, after US officials assured that the purchases didn’t violate sanctions against Russian officials. Judge Susan Braden of the US Court of Federal Claims issued a temporary injunction on May 1 after a SpaceX...


Latest Falcon Reference Libraries

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...

Merlin, Falco columbarius
2013-05-18 07:02:38

This bird of prey is known more as a pigeon hawk. The Merlin is from the Northern Hemisphere with some migrating to subtropical and northern tropical areas during the winter. There has also been a discovery that there are two different, very distinct, species: the North American and the Eurasian. The North American Merlin was first described by a Swede taxonomist, Carl Linnaeus. The Merlin is between 9 and 13 inches long with a wingspan of 20-29 inches. The Merlin is an exceptionally...

Laughing Falcon, Herpetotheres cachinnans
2013-04-23 23:04:40

The Laughing Falcon (Herpetotheres cachinnans), also known as the Snake Hawk (erroneously, since it’s not a hawk), is a medium-sized bird of prey belonging to the falcon family Falconidae, the only member of the genus Herpetotheres. This Neotropical species is an expert snake-eater. Its common and scientific names are both in reference to its distinctive voice. The English name comes from its loud voice, as does the specific name cachinnans, which is Latin for “laughing aloud” or...

Yellow-headed Caracara, Milvago chimachima
2012-12-28 12:54:53

The Yellow-headed Caracara is a bird of prey belonging to the Falconidae family. It’s found in tropical and subtropical South America and the southern part of Central America. Not like falcons in the same family, the caracara is not a fast-flying aerial hunter, but it is rather sluggish and often gets food by scavenging. The caracara is 16 to 18 inches long and weighs 11.5 ounces on average. Just like many other birds of prey, the females are larger than the males, weighing 11 to 13...

Gyrfalcon, Falco rusticolus
2012-11-28 14:23:53

The Gyrfalcon, also spelled as gerfalcon, is the largest of the falcon variety. This falcon breeds on Arctic coasts, and the islands of North America, Europe, and Asia. It mostly lives there as well, yet some Gyrfalcons disperse more widely after breeding season or in the winter. This bird is isolated throughout the Northern Hemisphere, with populations in Northern American, Greenland, and Northern Europe. The plumage varies with location, with birds being colored from all white, to dark...

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