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2012-09-18 08:00:27

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Small Business Administration Administrator Karen Mills will speak about the contributions of small businesses to the success of the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover mission during a Google+ Hangout at 10:30 a.m. EDT Wednesday, Sept. 19. Bolden and Mills will discuss ATA Engineering, which partnered with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory team to test and analyze the entry, descent and landing of Curiosity. The company contributed to the rover's...

Mars Orbiter Sees 'Dry Ice' Snow On Mars
2012-09-12 04:45:09

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Although lately it has been snapping images of Curiosity and its landing remnants, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) data has given scientists the clearest evidence yet of carbon dioxide snowfalls on Mars. Frozen carbon dioxide, or "dry ice," requires temperatures of about negative 193 degrees Fahrenheit, which is considered colder than needed for freezing water. Carbon dioxide snow reminds scientists that although some parts...

Dawn Departs Giant Asteroid Vesta
2012-09-06 05:38:04

[ Watch the Video: Dawn's Greatest Hits at Vesta ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA's Dawn spacecraft has escaped the gravitational pull of the giant asteroid Vesta and is on its way to the dwarf planet Ceres. The Dawn mission, supposed to last nearly a decade, has been on a journey to study Vesta and Ceres, celestial bodies believed to have accreted early in the history of the solar system. Both speak to conditions and processes present in the early...

GRAIL Moon Mission Begins Science Phase
2012-09-02 06:27:43

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The data collection phase for NASA's pair of lunar-orbiting Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) spacecraft has officially commenced, the US space agency announced on Friday. The lone scientific instrument on board the GRAIL orbiters was activated Thursday at 12:28pm EDT (9:28am PDT), when the twin vehicles were located 19 miles (30 kilometers) above the Ocean of Storms, according to officials from NASA's...

Vesta Gets Ready For Journey To Ceres
2012-08-31 09:33:59

Watch the Video: Dawn Spacecraft's Farewell Portrait of Giant Asteroid Vesta Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Dawn spacecraft will be departing from asteroid Vesta on September 4 and will head out on a two-and-a-half-year journey towards the dwarf planet Ceres. The spacecraft arrived at Vesta in July 2011 after launching in 2007 on a 3-billion-mile journey towards the asteroid belt. NASA said Dawn will be reaching Ceres in early 2014. Dawn will spiral away...

2012-08-30 23:01:19

Haigh-Farr, Inc. of Bedford, NH, a Business Unit within the Vitec Group, and the world leader in design, development and manufacturing of flight-body antennas for defense, space and commercial applications, congratulates NASA´s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) on the successful landing of the MSL (a.k.a. Curiosity) Vehicle on Mars. Haigh-Farr designed and manufactured the four-segment Wraparound TM Antenna used during the critical entry Descent and Landing (EDL) pahse of the mission....

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2012-08-29 18:45:53

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Curiosity's trek on top the Martian surface has officially commenced, as the rover took off on Tuesday towards a destination about a quarter mile away. NASA said the rover drove eastward about 52 feet on Tuesday, concluding its third drive when considering the two test drives it has already taken. "This drive really begins our journey toward the first major driving destination, Glenelg, and it's nice to see some Martian soil on our...


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glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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