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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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2010-12-03 09:40:46

The annual NASA Student Launch Projects rocketry challenge, now under way, promises to send aloft more rockets than ever before in its 11-year history. And some of them, for the first time ever, will splash down in the Atlantic Ocean instead of dropping into a North Alabama cornfield.More than 500 student rocketeers from 26 states will take part in the 2010-11 launch projects. Nineteen middle school and high school teams will tackle the Student Launch Initiative, while 33 college and...

2010-12-01 00:35:10

Rocket Matter Users Can Now Easily Associate Dropbox Files With Their Client Cases. Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) November 30, 2010 Rocket Matter®, the leading web-based legal practice management software and time and billing application for small to mid-sized law firms, today announces integration with Dropbox, a popular Internet document backup service. Rocket Matter users can associate matters with Dropbox folders, allowing them to view documents associated with a given client case....

2010-11-29 11:00:00

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Nov. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Wyle engineers successfully demonstrated Wyle's new liquid fuel rocket engine test system, a major component of the state-of-the-art rocket engine and fluids test facility at San Bernardino. The test firing, featuring a U.S. Air Force-supplied thrust chamber assembly for a multiple-start rocket engine which uses self-igniting hypergolic fuels for ignition, required sophisticated controls and redundant safety systems. The automated test...

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2010-11-26 15:15:00

Scientists with the US Department of Defense are on track to conduct a second test launch next year of the Falcon HTV-2 experimental superweapon after the maiden test flight ended abruptly when the autopilot crashed the unmanned glider into the ocean as a safety measure. The Falcon Hypersonic Test Vehicle was designed to fly at the top of the atmosphere just below space, and is an important element of the Pentagon's Conventional Prompt Global Strike program, which centers on building...

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2010-11-26 12:39:26

By Steven Siceloff. NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center A space shuttle main engine burns at 6,000 degrees F, but the outside of the nozzle remains cool to the touch. Prior to launch, sometimes it even frosts over. The nozzle technology that allows a finger-width of ridged metal to contain and steer flames that would boil iron is just one of the scores of innovations designers came up with for the engines three decades ago. Such advances were critical if NASA was going to realize its plans...

2010-11-22 14:00:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Masten Space Systems and Space Florida announced today the signing of a Letter of Intent to explore performing demonstration launches of a Masten suborbital reusable launch vehicle from Launch Complex 36 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. "We have been looking at Florida as a launch option for some time now," stated Masten Founder and CEO Dave Masten. "We are excited to begin the process of determining if Launch Complex 36 is a good...


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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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