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2014-06-24 12:21:29

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will test several new suborbital rocket technologies with the launch of a Terrier-Improved Malemute sounding rocket between 4 and 5 a.m., June 28, from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The backup launch days are June 29 through July 2. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO These technologies will include a deployment system for forming vapor clouds used to track the winds in space for...

2014-06-16 16:20:42

WASHINGTON, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Students and educators from across the United States will become "rocket scientists" during two workshops at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia this month. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The seventh annual RockOn! workshop, conducted in partnership with the Colorado and Virginia Space Grant Consortia, will provide 61 community college and university students and instructors the opportunity to learn...

2014-01-10 12:21:34

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three Terrier-Orion suborbital rockets are scheduled for launch between 1 and 5 a.m. EST January 14 for the Department of Defense from NASA's launch range at the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The backup launch days are January 15 through 18. The rockets, which will be launched within a 20-second period, may be visible to residents in the mid-Atlantic...

Recovery Continues For NASA's Wallops Flight Facility After Hurricane Sandy
2013-03-07 09:15:36

NASA Hurricane Sandy came ashore in northern New Jersey Oct. 29, 2012, and as the powerful storm made its way along the East Coast it brought damage to NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Va. The Wallops Shoreline Protection Project has been managing the restoration efforts and released before and after photos of the shoreline. At 8 a.m. EDT on Oct. 29, 2012, the National Hurricane Center reported tropical-storm-force winds were occurring along the coasts of southern New...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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