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2011-03-04 16:10:55

Twenty of the 22 rocket manufacturing facilities are completed in the northern Chinese port city of Tianjin, the Global Times said. The increasingly ambitious country is gearing up to build rockets for its budding space program with an eye towards landing astronauts on the moon.The latest rockets, named Long March IV and V will be designed and built at the 500-acre complex, AFP reports, citing Liang Xiaohong, vice head of the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology.With a payload capacity...

2011-02-11 12:50:00

Top 100 teams will compete in Washington, D.C. area this spring ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 600 teams from 48 states and the District of Columbia are preparing their hand-designed model rockets to qualify for the ninth annual Team America Rocketry Challenge May 14. This year's roster includes teams from many schools that are venerable veterans as well as 161 teams that are joining the competition for the first time. The contest is sponsored by the...

2011-01-26 12:00:00

To look at far off galaxies and ozone destruction closer to Earth Scientists from Virginia Tech and the University of Colorado are preparing to launch two NASA sounding rockets for two experiments at Poker Flat Research Range north of Fairbanks. The launch window for both experiments opens on Jan. 26 and extends until Feb. 15. In the experiment set to launch on Jan. 26, if winds are favorable, researchers from the University of Colorado will use a rocket at the top of its arc 200 miles above...

2011-01-26 13:50:00

'BroadbandTV named to prestigious 'Ready to Rocket' list known for identifying companies with outstanding achievements in sales, profits and growth VANCOUVER/>, Jan. 26/> /PRNewswire/ - Broadbandtv Corp., a market leader in monetizing online video, has been recognized as one of the top twenty-five private companies that are best positioned to capitalize on growth in the information technology sector. The annual list recognizes the hottest BC companies who have created innovative...

2011-01-17 00:00:42

Mass Money Makers continues to sell big on ClickBank, skyrocketing it to a 2,086.87 gravity ranking. Despite a higher price tag, interest in the super affiliate technology and mass money making method refuses to wane on the digital marketplace, positioning its developers to be grateful for all those who helped them hit their mark. Duluth, GA (PRWEB) January 15, 2011 The Mass Money Makers' ClickBank initial launch may have come to a close two weeks ago, but that isn't stopping the...

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2010-12-22 10:15:00

Trinitramid "“ that's the name of the new molecule that may be a component in future rocket fuel. This fuel could be 20-30 percent more efficient in comparison with the best rocket fuels we have today. The discovery was made at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Sweden. "A rule of thumb is that for every ten-percent increase in efficiency for rocket fuel, the payload of the rocket can double. What's more, the molecule consists only of nitrogen and oxygen, which would make the...

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2010-12-18 08:15:00

Russian investigators said Friday that the Russian Proton rocket that failed to deploy its own satellite system was the result of a fuel miscalculation. The rocket failed to reach orbit during the December 5 launch, causing it to dump the three high-tech Glonass-M satellites 900-miles off Hawaii's coast. It was a setback for Russia's attempt to introduce a rival to the United State's Global Positioning System (GPS). The last three satellites would have enabled Russia to fully deploy the...

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2010-12-14 13:40:00

A team of scientists led by Marc Lessard of the University of New Hampshire Space Science Center launched an instrument-laden, four-stage sounding rocket from Norway's Andøya Rocket Range into aurora about 200 miles above Earth early Sunday morning (Dec. 12, 2010), just before the two-week launch window slammed shut. For the 10-minute flight, a 65-foot-long Black Brant XII rocket arced through a funnel-shaped region of Earth's magnetic field lines before landing some 900 miles...

2010-12-09 14:41:00

LAKE FOREST, Calif., Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- CBS has announced John Fuller, president and chief executive officer for Johnny Rockets, Inc., as the next boss to be seen undercover on the hit reality series, "Undercover Boss," Sunday, Dec. 12 (9:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT). Johnny Rockets is the featured company in this Sunday's episode that chronicles Fuller's undercover journey to discover how to take the popular all-American chain to the next level. (Photo:...

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2010-12-07 08:55:17

Less than three years after obtaining college degrees, a group of early-career employees at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., can now add "rocket launch" to their resumes. Recent graduates who work for JPL launched a sounding rocket 120 kilometers (75 miles) above Earth's surface on Monday, Dec. 6. The rocket flew from the U.S. Army's White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, with four cameras on board. The cameras recorded real-time ground imagery throughout the flight, both...


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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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