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2009-11-11 07:30:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) has received a $100 million contract from Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) to produce solid rocket propulsion systems for all three stages of the U.S. Navy's Trident II (D-5) Fleet Ballistic Missile (FBM). Under terms of the annual contract, ATK will continue to supply Trident solid rocket propulsion systems to the Trident II (D-5) Missile System Prime Contractor, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, Sunnyvale,...

2009-10-21 08:00:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Navy conducted successful test flights Sept. 3 and 4 of two Trident II D5 Fleet Ballistic Missiles (FBMs) built by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT). The Navy launched the unarmed missiles from the submerged submarine USS West Virginia (SSBN 736) in the Atlantic Ocean. The Trident II D5 missile now has achieved 129 consecutive successful test flights since 1989 - a record unmatched by any other large ballistic missile or space launch...

2009-10-09 15:05:00

F.E. WARREN AFB, Wyo., Oct. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) today donated $10,000 to support the F.E. Warren Air Force Base ICBM and Heritage Museum in Wyoming. Lockheed Martin presented the donation during a ceremony at the air force base during the Air Force's 50th Anniversary of ICBMs Symposium and Commemoration. The symposium marked the ICBM force being on alert since 1959 and its continuing role as an enduring deterrent to this day. "This museum serves an...

2009-10-09 11:00:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the future there will be more nuclear technology spread across more nations than ever before. Will the growth of nuclear power lead to increased risks of nuclear weapons proliferation and nuclear terrorism? Will the nonproliferation regime be adequate to ensure safety and security in a world more widely and heavily invested in nuclear power? Policy experts, economists, scientists, and nuclear industry leaders from various...

2009-10-07 07:00:00

F.E. WARREN AFB, Wyo., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is participating in a Tech Exposition at the 50th Anniversary of ICBMs Symposium and Commemoration Oct. 7 to 9 at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo. The symposium commemorates the U.S. Air Force's Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) force being on alert since Oct. 31, 1959, and its continuing role as an enduring deterrent. "Lockheed Martin is proud to have been involved in supporting every Air Force ICBM...

2009-09-25 10:54:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company, helped boost two tandem Space Tracking and Surveillance System (STSS) demonstrator satellites from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., today. The satellites were onboard a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket launched for NASA, powered by a Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne RS-27A engine. It was the 231st successful flight boosted by the RS-27 family of engines....

2009-09-24 06:50:00

MOORESVILLE, N.C., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Nukepills.com today announced the addition of the new Dirty Bomb Emergency Kit to its line of radiation emergency preparedness products. This innovative kit was developed to be safely and easily used by civilians, first responders and security personnel in the event of a dirty bomb attack or other radiological event. The Dirty Bomb Emergency Kit is used to instantly detect radiation and safely, quickly and significantly decontaminate people and...

2009-09-08 02:34:00

TOKYO, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Daisaku Ikeda, president of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Buddhist association, issued a proposal Sept. 8 outlining concrete steps toward the abolition of nuclear weapons. A vocal opponent of these inhumane weapons for more than 50 years, he stresses that we now have a unique opportunity to build grassroots solidarity, propel political processes and break out of the stagnation which has dogged nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation efforts. Ikeda...

2009-09-04 13:00:00

GROTON, Conn., Sept. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The U.S. Navy this week awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $31 million contract to plan and perform maintenance and modernization work on U.S. Trident-Class and U.K. Vanguard-Class submarines. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD). Under the contract from the Navy's Strategic Systems Program, Electric Boat will perform shipboard integration of the fire control system; provide support to the TRIDENT...

2009-08-26 09:19:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Titan has increased its position in the Southern California transit advertising space by winning the contract to sell advertising on and in Long Beach Transit vehicles. The contract commences October 1, 2009 and Titan will begin selling the advertising immediately. Titan already has the exclusive rights to sell Orange County Transportation Authority and Los Angeles DOT Transit media. "The Southern California Region has always been important to us," said...


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Nuclear Fallout
2013-04-01 10:26:30

Nuclear fallout, or just simply fallout, known also as Black Rain, is the residual radioactive material that is propelled into the upper atmosphere after a nuclear black or a nuclear reaction that is conducted in an unshielded facility. It is so called because it "fall out" of the sky after the explosion and the shock wave have passed. It most commonly refers to the radioactive dust and ash that is created when a nuclear weapon explodes, but such dust can also come from a damaged nuclear...

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This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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