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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

2015-04-02 16:23:44

Taylor: Ruling is in everyone's best interests HALTOM CITY, Texas, April 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas, Fort Worth

2015-03-26 08:22:10

LE BOURGET, France, March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Dassault Falcon Service (DFS), a Dassault Aviation company-owned service center, recently completed an initial C-check

2015-03-19 08:20:30

TOLUCA, Mexico, March 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Toluca International Airport, March 19-21. Dassault Falcon Jet will present its top of

2015-03-17 08:20:37

SAINT-CLOUD, France, March 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Falcon 2015 Regional Maintenance & Operations (M&O) Seminar Series will kick off April 7 in Seattle, Washington,

2015-03-02 16:25:47

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In what's become a sure sign that spring's not far away, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced it will begin

2015-02-23 16:20:30

MELBOURNE, Australia, February 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Avalon Airport (February 24 - March 1, 2015) Dassault Aviation will present its


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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