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2011-07-06 10:52:24

This July, scientists will launch four rockets from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, Va, for a five-minute journey some 100 miles up into the atmosphere.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.


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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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Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.