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Volunteer 'Eyes On The Skies' Track Peregrine Falcon Recovery In California

Ecological Society of America Datasets from long-running volunteer survey programs, calibrated with data from sporadic intensive monitoring efforts, have allowed ecologists to track the recovery of peregrine falcons in California and evaluate...

Latest Falcon Stories

2014-09-17 08:21:20

SAINT-CLOUD, France, September 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Recent trials in China will permit Dassault trijet to operate at 15,000 ft. The long range Falcon 7X will soon become the first business jet certified to operate at Daocheng Yading, the world's highest commercial airport. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140917/706282 ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120925/564526-a ) The certification campaign at Daocheng,...

2014-09-16 08:21:49

SAINT-CLOUD, France, September 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New Falcon 5X and 8X also expected to drive future growth in Africa Dassault Aviation will present its large cabin, long range Falcon 7X at the Africa Aerospace & Defence Expo, to be held in Gauteng, South Africa on 17-21 September 2014. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140916/706181-a ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120925/564526-a ) AAD is billed as the foremost...

Green Propellant Infusion Mission
2014-08-20 03:00:59

NASA Milestone progress is being made in readying NASA’s Green Propellant Infusion Mission (GPIM) for launch in 2016, a smallsat designed to test the unique attributes of a high-performance, non-toxic, “green” fuel on orbit. The GPIM marks the first time the United States will use a spacecraft to test green propellant technology, thereby showcasing the innovation needed to develop a fully domestic, green propellant solution for the next generation of space flight. GPIM is a...

2014-08-07 23:09:15

Modified Shipping Container for Employee Housing on Display at Oilfield Expos Austin, TX (PRWEB) August 07, 2014 Falcon Containers, a leading provider of modified shipping containers for temporary housing, mobile offices, and industrial storage space, announced plans to exhibit its latest workforce housing unit at various oil and gas events this summer. In July, Falcon’s housing unit was already on display at the South Texas Oilfield Expo held at San Antonio’s Henry B. Gonzalez...

2014-08-04 20:20:23

Leadership Touts Project as Significant Event in Brownsville History BROWNSVILLE, Texas, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The world's first vertical rocket launch site will be at Boca Chica Beach, on the edge of the Gulf of Mexico and saddling the Rio Grande. Space Exploration Technologies' founder Elon Musk announced this morning the strategic decision to build a site in the outskirts of Brownsville, Texas, where the company plans to launch its signature Falcon 9 rocket. SpaceX already...

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...


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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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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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