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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
MELBOURNE, Australia, February 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Avalon Airport (February 24 - March 1, 2015) Dassault Aviation will present its
SAINT-CLOUD, France, February 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Aero India, 18-22 February 2015, Bangalore, India Dassault Aviation will present
TASC provides mission assurance, independent verification and validation (IV&V) of the Falcon 9 launch vehicle for USAF CHANTILLY, Va., Feb.
BORDEAUX, France, February 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Ultra-Long Range Trijet on Track for Second Half 2016 Service Entry Dassault Aviation today announced
SpaceX chief Elon Musk has revealed the first images of last week’s attempt to land a booster rocket on a barge at sea, shedding new light as to exactly what went wrong and how close the procedure was to being a complete and total success.
Too late for Christmas, but just in time for any Super Bowl parties that might be in the works, SpaceX’s Dragon supply ship completed delivery of a batch of supplies, experiments and other goods to the International Space Station (ISS) on Tuesday.
This morning's SpaceX launch was successful, as was the first-ever barge-landing of a rocket booster. Kind of.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
- Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
- To fire mitraille at.
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