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2014-07-13 03:44:23

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.

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

For the second straight day, SpaceX had to cancel the scheduled launch of a Falcon 9 rocket on Saturday evening, further pushing back the planned deployment of six Orbcomm communications satellites.

2014-06-10 16:20:39

TETERBORO, New Jersey, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Provisions Made to Increase Parts Availability, AOG Assistance and Technical

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

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.

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.

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.

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

2014-05-13 16:21:43

SAINT-CLOUD, France, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aircraft again demonstrates unparalleled performance and operating

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

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...

2014-05-06 00:22:24

MOORESTOWN, N.J., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OPEX Corporation announced today the addition of its latest mixed document capture workstation, Falcon(TM), to its family of prep-reducing scanners.


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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