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Impact Of Deep Space Atomic Clock Project Highlighted By 'Sammy the Second'
2013-08-19 07:47:12

NASA A new video from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., uses an engaging animated character named "Sammy the Second" to explore the value and potential impact of the innovative Deep Space Atomic Clock project -- a NASA Technology Demonstration Mission to revolutionize deep-space navigation. The 4-minute video illustrates the role of time in calculating explorers' positions -- from early seafarers who circumnavigated the globe using clocks and the stars, to modern,...

NASA's Space Launch System Program Preliminary Design Review
2013-08-02 11:34:22

NASA [ Watch The Video - Preliminary Design Review Completed at NASA ] NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) Program recently completed its preliminary design review, commonly referred to as PDR. A quick inquiry of "What is PDR?" on a search engine pulls up everything from dent repairs to a physicians' reference guide on prescription medications. So, what exactly is PDR when you're talking about building the world's most powerful rocket? And why is it important to the future of space...

2013-08-02 11:10:06

NASA has achieved a major milestone in its effort to build the nation's next heavy-lift launch vehicle by successfully completing the Space Launch System (SLS) preliminary design review. Senior experts and engineers from across the agency concluded Wednesday the design, associated production and ground support plans for the SLS heavy-lift rocket are technically and programmatically capable of fulfilling the launch vehicle's mission objectives. NASA is developing the SLS and Orion...

3D Printed Rocket Parts Pass Hot-Fire Tests
2013-07-25 05:43:55

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA has tested 3D printed rocket parts, showing that the future is bright for the less-expensive methodology. Engineers decided to try 3D printing rocket parts in order to help save NASA and the industry some money, as well as open up new affordable design possibilities for rockets and spacecraft. Now, NASA is saying that tests have shown these rocket engine parts are comparable to those made the old-fashioned way. NASA engineers...

2013-06-21 10:47:45

NASA is beginning a preliminary design review for its Space Launch System (SLS). This major program assessment will allow development of the agency's new heavy-lift rocket to move from concept to initial design. The preliminary design review process includes meticulous, detailed analyses of the entire launch vehicle. Representatives from NASA, its contractor partners and experts from across the aerospace industry validate elements of the rocket to ensure they can be safely and successfully...


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Owen Garriott
2012-10-02 10:26:07

Owen Garriott is a former United States Navy officer and NASA astronaut. He was born Owen Kay Garriott on November 22, 1930 in Enid, Oklahoma. In 1948 he graduated from Enid High School and then went on to attend the University of Oklahoma, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering in 1953. He subsequently joined the United States Navy and worked his way to the role of officer. However, just three years later Garriott decided to leave the Navy to pursue a higher...

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2013-03-16 00:00:00

Wernher von Braun (March 23, 1912 - June 16, 1977) was one of the leading figures in the development of rocket technology in Germany and the United States. His work on the Nazi rocket program made him a controversial figure. The controversy was captured in a song by satirist Tom Lehrer, who described him as "A man whose allegiance is ruled by expedience". He was born on in Wirsitz, Posen, Germany and his mother gave him a telescope upon his Lutheran confirmation. His interest in astronomy...

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  • 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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