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China Lander Has Lunar Touchdown, First Landing In Nearly 40 Years
2013-12-14 19:32:30

[ Watch the Video: Lunar Exploration Begins For China ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online China has announced the successful soft landing of its Chang’e 3 spacecraft – the first such landing for mankind since 1976. “Chang'e-3 has successfully carried out a soft-landing on the moon. This makes the China world's third nation to achieve a lunar soft landing," said the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in an online post. State news agency Xinhua published a...

China's Lunar Mission Lifts Off
2013-12-02 04:19:28

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online China’s first lunar rover mission is underway, as the rocket carrying the six-wheeled robot known as Yutu lifted-off from Xichang at 01:30 Monday morning local time, various media outlets have reported. Live pictures of the launch of the Long March 3B rocket carrying the rover were shown on state television, according to BBC News Science Editor Paul Rincon. The spacecraft should land in the Moon’s northern hemisphere in mid...


Latest Off-road vehicles Reference Libraries

1943 Willys Jeep
2014-04-13 09:44:48

Jeep is a division of Chrysler Group LLC as a brand of American automobiles that was acquired by the former Chrysler Corporation in 1987. The first Jeeps were produced as an off-road brand in 1941, the Willys MB used by the United State Army and its Allies during WWII. The first civilian model was produced in 1945. The origin of the word jeep has not been verified, but the best theory is the design was designated as a General Purpose vehicle (GP) and may have been coined into Jeep. Other...

Hummer-H3
2014-04-13 08:37:22

Hummer was a brand of trucks and SUVs produced by AM General, first sold as a civilian version of the M998 Humvee in 1992. In 1998, Hummer was purchased by General Motors (GM) and they marketed three versions, the original Hummer H1, based on the Humvee, the H2 and H3 models were smaller and were produced for the civilian market. By 2008, Hummer was placed under review by GM management. Rather than being liquidated as part of the GM bankruptcy in 2009, it was retained by GM. An...

Troller Pantanal
2014-02-20 12:56:37

Troller Veiculos Especiais S/A (Troller) is an off-road vehicle manufacturer from Brazil that was founded by Rogerio Farias in 1995. The first prototype vehicle was produced in 1996. In 1997, the company was bought by Mario Araripe and formed a partnership to produce vehicles. The first vehicle Troller manufactured was a gasoline powered T4 with mass production beginning 1999. In 2005, in Angola, Africa a manufacturing plant opened to also produce the T4. In January 2007, Ford do...

ARO 10
2014-02-05 09:58:41

Auto Romania (ARO) was an off-road vehicle manufacturer located in Campulung-Muscel, Romania. The ARO vehicles were produced from 1957 to 2003. Two thirds of the 380,000 plus vehicles manufactured were exported. ARO vehicles were also manufactured in Brazil, Italy and Portugal. In 2003, 68.7 percent of ARO was sold to John Perez, owner of Cross Lander, with the stipulation that the company had to invest $2 million. Apparently this never happened; instead all of ARO’s equipment was sold...

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Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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