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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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