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2014-05-01 12:22:22

SAINT-CLOUD, France, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Program on schedule for 2015 first flight Dassault Aviation has joined the main center

Federal Court Judge Orders Temporary Injunction Against ULA Rocket Deal With Russia
2014-05-01 07:54:42

A US federal courts judge has ordered a preliminary injunction against United Launch Alliance’s (ULA) purchases of Russian-made rocket engine components, potentially opening up competition for SpaceX.

2014-04-25 23:07:24

First National Capital Corporation (FNCC), a full-service commercial equipment and aviation finance provider, has announced that they have funded a 2013 Falcon 2000S for a fortune 500 company

JPL Experiment Launched To Space Station
2014-04-22 11:59:55

When the SpaceX-3 cargo resupply mission launched to the International Space Station April 18, an experiment designed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., was among the cargo headed to space.

SpaceX Supply Ship Successfully Docks With Space Station Sunday Morning
2014-04-21 06:50:40

The SpaceX Dragon commercial cargo vessel brought some Easter goodies to the International Space Station crew members on Sunday morning.

2014-04-18 12:20:39

SAINT-CLOUD, France, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dassault Aviation will present its large cabin, long range Falcon 7X at the fourth Marrakech Air Show, to be held in

2014-04-16 12:21:31

SAINT-CLOUD, France, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fastest Selling Falcon Ever Another milestone in the Falcon 7X program was

2014-04-16 08:20:52

SHANGHAI, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rising Environmental Consciousness Translates into Increased Interest in

2014-04-03 16:20:49

Teachers and Students Invited to Event HARRISBURG, Pa., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection and Pennsylvania Game Commission today invited

2014-04-02 16:20:36

SAINT-CLOUD, France, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dassault's Falcon 2000S and 2000LXS twin jets recently received approval to operate at one of the world's most challenging


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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  • Monstrous in size or character; huge; prodigious; monstrously perverse, savage, cruel, etc.
The word 'immane' comes from the Latin word 'immanis', 'enormous'.
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