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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...

2011-05-26 10:37:00

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new microsatellite designed to give scientists less expensive access to space will be demonstrated during a NASA Terrier-Improved Orion suborbital sounding rocket flight between 7 and 10 a.m., June 9, from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The backup launch day is June 10. The Small Rocket/Spacecraft Technology (SMART) platform, created by engineers at...

2011-05-25 09:44:00

MINNEAPOLIS, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Local, chart-climbing, country rock band Rocket Club will launch its newest single North Country May 26 on iTunes and Amazon.com. North Country is a country rock single that pays tribute to northerners' love for weekend getaways "up north." North Country is the title track from Rocket Club's upcoming third album by the same name. The song has already been called an "Anthem to the North" by Minneapolis country music station K102. Rocket Club also...

2011-05-19 15:11:00

CAMDEN, Ark., May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), today celebrated 15 years of continuous employment at the company's facility near Camden, Ark., with the delivery of its four-millionth Hydra 70 air-to-ground rocket. General Dynamics has been the sole manufacturer of the Hydra rocket for the U.S. military since 1996. The company continues to deliver Hydra rockets under a contract that, if the U.S....

2011-05-14 18:02:00

World's largest rocket contest inspires growth in STEM-related areas of study, careers THE PLAINS, Va., May 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A team from Rockwall-Heath High School in Heath, Tex., took first place at the ninth annual Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) finals Saturday afternoon, besting 99 teams from across the country to earn the title of national champion. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110514/DC02275 ) Rockwall-Heath joined more than 600...

2011-04-28 07:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ATK (NYSE: ATK) has received an $80 million order from General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products for production of the MK90 propellant grain. "We are pleased to have this opportunity to continue our longstanding tradition of production excellence on the MK90 propellant grain," said Kent Holiday, ATK Energetic Systems Vice President and General Manager. "We have made this propellant grain, or its predecessor design, for many years, and...


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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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