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2011-06-27 09:30:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products was awarded a $286 million contract by the U.S. Army for the production of the Hydra-70 air-to-ground rocket. General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD). The U.S. Army Contracting Command in Redstone Arsenal, Ala., awarded the contract, which exercises a fiscal year 2011 option on an existing contract. The U.S. Army orders Hydra rockets...

2011-06-24 11:37:00

Rockwall-Heath High School Claims Transatlantic Victory at 2011 Paris Air Show PARIS, June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Student rocketeers from France, the United Kingdom and the United States competed today in the Fourth Annual Transatlantic Rocketry Challenge. The four-member team from Rockwall-Heath High School in Heath, Tex., posted the best score to win the international fly-off. Worksop College from Nottinghamshire, England placed second. College Leonard de Vinci-St Aubin...

2011-06-22 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sparklers, bottle rockets and small firecrackers may appear harmless due to their size, however, new data released today by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) shows that last year, during the 30 days surrounding July 4, these fireworks sent about 1,900 injured consumers to emergency rooms. CPSC's statistics show that in 2010 about 8,600 consumers ended up in hospital emergency rooms due to injuries involving legal and...

2011-06-17 08:53:37

NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia will become Rocket University June 18 - 25 as nearly 125 high school educators and university students and instructors spend the week learning about rocketry and conducting science experiments in space. During the week NASA will conduct the fourth annual RockOn! workshop for university level participants and the Wallops Rocket Academy for Teachers and Students (WRATS) for high schoolteachers. Joyce Winterton, senior advisor for education and...

2011-06-15 10:58:00

DALLAS, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has received a $445 million follow-on contract for Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) Unitary rockets from the U.S. Army Aviation & Missile Command. This is the U.S. Army's sixth purchase of the precision munition, with almost 2,000 GMLRS rockets fired in support of U.S. and allied military operations to date. The contract includes 735 GMLRS Unitary rocket pods (six rockets per pod) and 508 Reduced-Range...

2011-06-15 03:00:00

BERLIN, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - In the Past 100 days, Wimdu has Become the World's Second Largest Community Marketplace for Private Spaces - More Than 10,000 Unique Apartments in Over 150 Cities Around the World, and a Team of 400 Employees Working in 15 Offices Worldwide Rocket Internet and Kinnevik have invested $90 million in Wimdu following their prior success with companies such as Groupon /City Deal and Zalando....

2011-06-13 08:00:00

BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss., June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's new J-2X rocket engine, which could power the upper stage of the nation's future heavy-lift launch vehicle, is ready for its first round of testing. The fully assembled engine was installed Saturday in the A-2 Test Stand at the agency's Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Beginning in mid-June, the engine will undergo a series of 10 test firings that...

2011-06-04 00:00:29

Ten years later, talent measurement thought leader Dr. Charles Handler set to release new version of breakthrough Online Buyer's Guide New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) June 03, 2011 Rocket-Hire, LLC, a pre-employment online assessment and talent measurement consulting firm today announced the celebration of 10 years in business. The company provides market research, strategic consulting and brand alignment services to vendors; selection system audits, vendor selection advice, and third-party...

2011-06-02 13:24:00

Painting army vehicles with high contrast geometric patterns - 'dazzle camouflage' - affects the perception of their speed and thus could make them less susceptible to rocket propelled grenade attacks, according to new research from the University of Bristol. Warships in both the First and Second World Wars were painted with dazzle camouflage: startling geometric patterns aimed at confusing the enemy rather than concealing the vessel. It was thought that such patterning would disrupt the...

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2011-05-27 11:55:00

The more advanced the electronics, the more power they use. The more power they use, the hotter they get. The hotter they get, the more likely they'll overheat. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to understand what typically happens next: The electronics fry. In the world of electronics, thermal control is always one of the limiting factors -- particularly in space where there is no air to help cool down electronic components. However, Jeffrey Didion, a thermal engineer at the NASA Goddard...


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2012-03-10 09:17:29

Challenger launched from Kennedy Space Center on January 28, 1986 at 11:38 AM EST and blew up 1 minute and 13 seconds later as a result of launch malfunctions. The shuttle was lost with all seven crew members. The Challenger disaster shook the confidence of the entire nation. As a personal note, this writer was in Mrs. Cook’s sixth grade class in Abilene, Texas. I was already an avid fan of the space program at that time. Most of us were. The class was watching this particular launch...

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2013-03-16 00:00:00

Wernher von Braun (March 23, 1912 - June 16, 1977) was one of the leading figures in the development of rocket technology in Germany and the United States. His work on the Nazi rocket program made him a controversial figure. The controversy was captured in a song by satirist Tom Lehrer, who described him as "A man whose allegiance is ruled by expedience". He was born on in Wirsitz, Posen, Germany and his mother gave him a telescope upon his Lutheran confirmation. His interest in astronomy...

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