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X-37B Prepares For Mission
2012-12-10 19:42:14

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The super secret Air Force space plane that looks like a mini-space shuttle is set to launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in less than 24 hours. The X-37B unmanned space plane will be undergoing its third launch, set upon a top secret mission by the Air Force. The spacecraft has a payload capacity about the size of a small truck bed, the contents of which are unknown. X-37B will be hitching a ride aboard United...

2012-09-27 23:04:22

Bye Bye Birdees contracts with Space Expedition for the first commercial daily Suborbital Flights beginning 2014. Benicia, CA (PRWEB) September 27, 2012 Juliet Vercelli-CTC, LS in Benicia, CA recently signed an agreement as a Certified Reseller for Space Expedition Corporation. Space Expedition Corporation (SXC) , a Netherlands company general sales agent for XCOR Aerospace, Inc. This is an exciting adventure as SXC will begin commercial flights in 2014. The operations will take place...

Space Tourism Coming To Russia
2012-08-31 07:00:39

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Russia's NPO Molniya design bureau is designing a space tourist aircraft along with the Myasischev Experimental Factory (EMZ), according to a report by RIA Novosti. The companies are designing a space plane for sub-orbital "space tourism" and small satellite launches. The space plane will be launched from a subsonic carrier aircraft capable of getting to high altitudes. The spacecraft will take off from the launch aircraft and...

Rocket University Engineers Tested With High-Altitude Drop
2012-08-17 15:57:46

An experimental payload went 25,000 feet higher than planned during a recent test flight but still performed well and will be the basis for a larger flight test next year. "I think avionics-wise it went beautifully," said Chris Iannello, part of the team at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida that launched a high altitude balloon to the edge of the atmosphere and then tracked an instrument package they built as it free fell back to Earth. "We were all real pleased with it." The...


Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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