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NASA Launches Experimental Heat Shield Capsule
2012-07-23 08:41:19

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An rocket carrying an experimental project blasted off from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia this morning just after 7 a.m. EST. The Black Brant XI rocket was carrying NASA´s Inflatable Reentry Vehicle Experiment (IRVE). The demonstration flight was carried out to test a tracking system and heat shield. The rocket climbed to about 280 miles and after separation the experimental equipment made splash down about 20...

2005-10-16 06:38:30

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has scrambled helicopters, rescue teams and medics to a northern grassland area to prepare for the return of its Shenzhou VI spacecraft, expected to touch down on Monday morning, Xinhua news agency said. As of Sunday afternoon, Fei Junlong and Nie Haisheng, the astronauts on China's second manned space mission had flown 4.5 million km (2.8 million miles) since Wednesday's launch, Xinhua said. "Six helicopters, 14 special vehicles and more than 200 rescuers...

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