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2015-06-02 08:23:03

PHOENIX, June 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Building on its long-standing relationship with Dassault, Honeywell Aerospace (NYSE: HON) is supplying its advanced Primus Epic cockpit technologies

2015-05-26 20:20:26

LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE, EL SEGUNDO, Calif., May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lieutenant General Samuel Greaves, Commander of the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) and

2015-05-21 12:21:15

WASHINGTON, May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Registration is open for U.S.

2015-05-18 16:21:07

GENEVA, May 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Flight envelope now fully open for ultra long range trijet The third and final Falcon 8X test aircraft

2015-05-18 16:21:05

GENEVA, May 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- New very wide body twin set to fly this summer Dassault announced today that its new Falcon 5X will

2015-05-18 16:21:02

GENEVA, May 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Dassault recently launched FalconResponse, an expanded portfolio of AOG support services that will ensure faster return to service

SpaceX landing
2015-04-15 08:01:08

Close but no cigar for SpaceX on its latest attempt to land a rocket booster on a barge at sea for recovery and reuse, as the made it to its destination but landed “too hard” to survive.

spacex-falcon-9-dragon
2015-04-12 10:09:10

After a failed attempt to land the rocket on a barge, SpaceX will make another attempt at landing the Falcon 9 and its Dragon capsule. We are holding our breaths!

2015-04-07 12:24:51

Teachers and Students Invited to Attend HARRISBURG, Pa., April 7, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Pennsylvania Game

2015-04-03 12:20:24

SAINT-CLOUD, France, April 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The second aircraft has joined the Falcon 8X flight test campaign as the ultra long range trijet continues to pass key


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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Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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