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2012-03-14 09:45:36

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), a non-governmental space launching company operated by entrepreneur Elon Musk, has signed up two more customers for launches on its Falcon 9 rockets, the company announced on Tuesday. Asia Broadcast Satellite and Satélites Mexicanos, also known as Satmex, hired SpaceX for two launches to deliver a total of four telecommunications satellites into orbit before the end of 2015. “Asia and Latin America represent two of the...

Space Cooks Needed For Simulated Mission To Mars
2012-02-21 05:59:17

NASA is searching for a few good cooks for a simulated mission to Mars. Researchers from Cornell University and University of Hawaii-Manoa are looking for six volunteers to spend four months next year living in a simulated Mars base on a Hawaiian lava flow.  The data collected from the NASA-funded project will be used to determine the lowest-cost and easiest ways to give astronauts well-rounded meals without inducing menu fatigue. "It's important to keep astronauts eating well,"...

2011-08-03 10:00:00

RESTON, VA, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - SpaceRef, a provider of new media services since 1999, announced today that it was launching its first magazine, Space Quarterly, in both digital and print format. Space Quarterly will be published in two editions: a U.S. edition with an international section and a Canadian edition. To complement Space Quarterly, SpaceRef will also launch a new online service, the SpaceRef Forum, where readers can participate in ongoing discussions on topics...

2011-05-24 07:00:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Atmel® Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a leader in microcontroller and touch solutions, today announced through the Atmel University Program its sponsorship to the Oregon State University Mars Rover Program scheduled to debut on May 24 in the main lobby of the Union Bank Building in Portland, Oregon. The OSU Robotics Club Rover Team won first prize in 2010 at the University Rover Challenge a competition organized by the Mars...

2011-05-12 07:51:54

Former Broadcom Executive Joins Company at a Time of Incredible Growth Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has named Bret Johnsen as Chief Financial Officer, bringing 20 years of financial leadership experience in high-profile, publicly traded companies to SpaceX as it undergoes rapid growth on the back of tremendous technological and market success. Johnsen's appointment follows the company's fourth straight year of profitability (2007-2010). The total value of SpaceX NASA and commercial...

2011-03-07 10:18:13

Joining Astronaut Safety and Mission Assurance Team as SpaceX Prepares to Carry Astronauts Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) is proud to announce that NASA astronaut Garrett Reisman is joining the company as a senior engineer working on astronaut safety and mission assurance. "We're excited about the great team that we are building. Our talent is the key to our success. Garrett's experience designing and using spaceflight hardware will be invaluable as we prepare the spacecraft that...

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2010-12-10 07:55:00

By Lee Rannals For RedOrbit - Have a question for Lee? Perhaps the man in the classic Monty Python "Cheese Shop" sketch might be able to find his missing cheese aboard SpaceX's Dagon Capsule. SpaceX was the first private enterprise to launch a space capsule into space this week, along with a wheel of cheese as a tribute of the famous Monty Python sketch "The Cheese Shop." The company decided to place a wheel of cheese into its secret payload during Wednesday's flight, which was bolted onto...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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