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World View space capsule
2014-06-26 04:40:41

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online World View has successfully completed a scaled test flight of its helium balloon-based transportation system, setting a new world record for highest parafoil flight in the process, the commercial spaceflight firm announced on Tuesday. The Arizona-based firm, which is an offshoot of Paragon Space Development Corporation, successfully used its spaceflight system to lift a one-tenth scale system to an altitude of 120,000 feet over...

2014-06-24 08:20:29

Sets World Record for Highest Parafoil Flight; Completes Full Flight Profile TUCSON, Ariz., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Representing a milestone accomplishment, World View, the commercial balloon spaceflight company, has successfully completed a scaled test flight of its high-altitude balloon spaceflight system breaking the world record for highest parafoil flight in the process. The flight launched from Roswell International Air Center in Roswell, NM on June 18 at 7:45 a.m. MT and lasted...

2014-04-14 12:33:40

SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kite Pharma, Inc. (Kite), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing engineered autologous T cell therapy (eACT(TM)) products for the treatment of cancer, today announced that Ms. Cynthia M. Butitta has been appointed its Chief Operating Officer in addition to serving in her current role as Chief Financial Officer. Further, Dr. Margo R. Roberts, Ph.D., has been promoted to Chief Scientific Officer....

2014-04-11 08:24:38

SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kite Pharma, Inc. (Kite), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing engineered autologous T cell therapy (eACT(TM)) products for the treatment of cancer, today announced the appointment of Jonathan M. Peacock, former Chief Financial Officer of Amgen, to the Company's Board of Directors. Mr. Peacock's appointment is effective immediately, bringing the number of Kite's directors to eight. Arie Belldegrun,...

2013-11-05 23:03:25

WPI Mechanical Engineering Professor Receives NSF Award to Explore the Use of Tethered Undersea Kites to Generate Electricity from Tides and Currents Worcester, MA (PRWEB) November 05, 2013 As the world looks for new ways to wean itself from fossil fuels, a new answer may be emerging: underwater kites. A new research program directed by David Olinger, PhD, associate professor of mechanical engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), has received a three-year, $300,000 grant from...

2013-05-31 23:22:01

The Texting Awareness Foundation announces the upcoming Great Kite Flight at Jones Beach, where participants will fly thousands of kites simultaneously in an attempt to break a world record. All proceeds will benefit Texting Awareness. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) May 31, 2013 On May 31, 2013, the Texting Awareness Foundation, a non-profit organization devoted to spreading awareness about the dangers of texting while driving, announces their participation in the Great Kite Flight event on Long...


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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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