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2014-02-21 16:20:21

Short film celebrates how Mojave has become the focal point of the emerging commercial spaceflight industry LOS ANGELES, Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- A new short film has been released that celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit of the pioneers and companies that are reshaping the aviation and aerospace industry at the Mojave Air & Space Port in Mojave, California. The short film - Mojave Air & Space Port: The Modern Day Kitty Hawk - is produced and directed by Tara...

2013-12-09 16:22:29

VANCOUVER, Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Golden Queen Mining Co. Ltd. (TSX:GQM) (OTCQX:GQMNF) (the "Company") is pleased to provide an update on the construction underway on its Soledad Mountain Project (the "Project"). The Company completed site preparations and started construction of infrastructure-related items for its Project in July 2013. The estimated cost of this first phase of construction is $8million and it is expected that the work will be completed in February 2014....

2013-11-19 20:20:05

MOJAVE, Calif. and CENTENNIAL, Colo., Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- XCOR Aerospace and United Launch Alliance (ULA) announced a significant milestone today, the first successful hot fire of the subscale 2500 lbf thrust XR-5H25 engine in the XCOR(®) and ULA liquid hydrogen (LH2) engine development program. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131119/LA20417) "The first hot fire of any engine is a major milestone but the first firing of a liquid hydrogen engine in our LH2...

2013-03-26 16:21:26

MOJAVE, Calif., March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- XCOR Aerospace today announced a first in aviation and space history, the firing of a full piston pump-powered rocket engine. This breakthrough is the foundation for fully reusable spacecraft that can fly multiple times per day, every day. It is a game changing technology that has the power to fundamentally alter the way we as a society view, visit, and utilize the abundant resources around our planet and in our solar system. (Photo:...

2013-02-14 20:20:16

MOJAVE, Calif., Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A trio of new senior appointments in the Business Development Team were announced today at XCOR Aerospace, signaling the continued progress and confidence in the Lynx(®) suborbital spacecraft program. Greg Claxton joins XCOR where he will lead the Retail Sales Channel, Khaki Rodway has been promoted to lead the Payloads Sales Channel, and Lisa Rigano has been hired to lead Product and Customer Experience Development. Explorers Wanted.(®)...

Suborbital Spaceflight Company Announces Plan To Move Flight Center To Kennedy Space Center
2012-08-24 11:21:49

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Suborbital commercial spaceflight company XCOR Aerospace will be setting up shop far from its founding grounds of Mojave, California. According to officials, the next-generation spaceflight firm will be heading to Florida where it will build its vehicles and launch tourists, researchers and payloads from the Kennedy Space Center (KSC). XCOR, which is developing the two-seat Lynx Mark II reusable launch vehicle, is planning on...

2012-06-07 10:20:20

MOJAVE, Calif. and NEW YORK, June 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With the Tom Sachs space-themed art exhibit, "Space Program: Mars" as a backdrop, XCOR Aerospace named Space Expedition Corporation (SXC) as the new General Sales Agent (GSA) for the XCOR owned Lynx Suborbital vehicle flying from the Mojave Air and Spaceport. SXC was previously announced as the first wet lease customer for a Lynx production vehicle with planned flights from Curacao. The GSA places the responsibility with SXC for...

2012-05-30 10:20:51

MOJAVE, Calif., May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin Galactic, the world's first commercial spaceline, announced today that its vehicle developer, Scaled Composites (Scaled), has been granted an experimental launch permit from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its suborbital spacecraft, SpaceshipTwo, and the carrier aircraft, WhiteKnightTwo. "This important milestone enables our team to progress to the rocket-powered phase of test flight, bringing us a major step closer to...

2012-05-24 02:21:14

MOJAVE, Calif., May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- XCOR announced today that it has achieved a key technical milestone with its flight weight rocket piston pump hardware. XCOR engineers have successfully and repeatedly pumped liquid oxygen (LOX) at flow rates required to supply the Lynx suborbital vehicle main engines. Combined with earlier demonstrated kerosene pumps and fully characterized engines, XCOR is now poised for main propulsion integration into the Lynx flight weight fuselage. (Photo:...

2012-05-03 18:20:07

MOJAVE, CA, May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- XCOR's innovative piston pump technology took a ride from Roswell, NM to Mojave, CA in April 2012. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120503/LA01039) "We debated how best to put many hours of wear time on the critical bearing components of our rocket propellant piston pump, that are subject to significant wear and tear," said Dan DeLong, XCOR Chief Engineer. "This particular motorcycle, the Triumph Street Triple, develops about the same...


Latest Mojave Reference Libraries

Mojave Ground Squirrel, Xerospermophilus mohavensis
2012-07-25 13:51:49

The Mojave ground squirrel (Xerospermophilus mohavensis) is native only to the Mojave Desert in California. Frank Stephens discovered this squirrel in 1886. Its range includes areas of Inyo, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and Kern counties. It can be found in Joshua tree woodlands, saltbush scrub, Mojave mixed woody scrub, and saltbush scrub. The preferred habitat of the Mojave ground squirrel contains abundant forage like spiny hopsage and winterfat, which allows the squirrels to live...

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2012-06-14 07:29:43

Symbol: YUSC2 Group: Monocot Family: Agavaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Tree Shrub Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   YUCA3 Yucca californica Nutt. ex Baker   YUMA Yucca macrocarpa Merriam, non Engelm.   YUMO2 Yucca mohavensis Sarg. Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AZ, CA, NV, UT Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom  ...

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2012-06-14 07:31:35

Symbol: XYTO2 Group: Dicot Family: Asteraceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Subshrub Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AZ, CA, NV, UT Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants...

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2012-06-14 07:31:36

Symbol: XYTOT Group: Dicot Family: Asteraceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Subshrub Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   APTO Aplopappus tortifolius Torr. & A. Gray   ASAB3 Aster abatus S.F. Blake   ASGO3 Aster goodingii Onno   ASMO15 Aster mohavensis Coville, non Kuntze   ASTO7 Aster tortifolius (Torr. & A. Gray) A. Gray, non Michx.   MATO4 Machaeranthera tortifolia (Torr. & A. Gray) Cronquist & D.D....

2012-06-14 08:58:18

Symbol: TEST2 Group: Dicot Family: Asteraceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Subshrub Shrub Native Status: L48    N Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AZ, CA, NV Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class...

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