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2011-03-23 11:45:00

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y., March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AMPAC-ISP CORP., American Pacific Corporation's (Nasdaq: APFC) wholly-owned in-space propulsion subsidiary (AMPAC-ISP), reported that their LEROS 1b bipropellant engine (LEROS 1b) fired for nearly fifteen minutes in the early hours on March 18, 2011 to slow the MESSENGER (MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging) spacecraft and place it into orbit around Mercury. The orbit insertion firing slowed the spacecraft by more...

2011-03-22 05:00:00

CENTENNIAL, Colo., and MOJAVE, Calif., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- United Launch Alliance (ULA) and XCOR Aerospace announced today their successful hot-fire demonstrations of a lighter-weight, lower-cost approach to liquid-fueled rocket-engine vacuum nozzles. The new nozzle technology, which uses aluminum alloys and innovative manufacturing techniques, is projected to be less costly and save hundreds of pounds of mass compared to nozzles in use today in typical large upper-stage rocket...

2011-03-15 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16: SPACE PIONEER Profile America -- Wednesday, March 16th. On this date in 1926, rocket pioneer Robert Goddard successfully launched the world's first liquid-fueled rocket at Auburn, Massachusetts. He had dedicated his life to rocket development from his teenage years. After...

2011-03-08 13:58:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne successfully completed a series of Hardware Acceptance Reviews on the first RS-68A production rocket engine, validating the world's most powerful hydrogen-fueled engine is ready to power a heavy-lift vehicle into space in support of national security. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE :UTX) company. "RS-68A engine 30003 has demonstrated all the requirements for flight over a...

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2011-03-06 09:10:00

A rocket that is planned to power a British car to over 1,000 mph will get its first test firing in the coming months.Producing 27,000 pounds of thrust, the hybrid Falcon motor will be the largest rocket to be ignited in the United Kingdom in nearly two decades.However, it will not be the only power source in the Bloodhound vehicle when it attempts to break the land speed record next year. A jet engine from a fighter plane and an engine from an F1 car will also power the car.The team behind...

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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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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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