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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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2011-05-27 11:55:00

The more advanced the electronics, the more power they use.

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 the...

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.

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.

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.

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.

2011-04-26 10:00:00

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting this fall (exact date TBA), EMI Music will honor the legacy of THE SMASHING PUMPKINS with an extensive campaign that will see the iconic band's albums from 1991-2000 reissued in fully remastered deluxe versions, each with bonus material.

2011-04-26 11:57:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne successfully completed the Design Certification Review for the upgraded RS-68A engine configuration, demonstrating -the world's most powerful hydrogen-fueled engine has met all requirements to power heavy-lift vehicles into space.

2011-04-18 09:00:00

TROY, Mich., April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Altair Engineering, Inc., a leading global provider of simulation technology and engineering services that empowers client innovation and decision-making, reported today that the Bloodhound SuperSonic Car (SSC) team has employed the HyperWorks suite of computer-aided engineering tools in the development of its jet and rocket powered car.


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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
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.