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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.
A space shuttle main engine burns at 6,000 degrees F, but the outside of the nozzle remains cool to the touch.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Nov.
CANOGA PARK, Calif., Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory awarded Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne a $1.35 million contract to develop improved computational tools to better predict combustion stability of hydrocarbon-fueled liquid rocket engines.
CANOGA PARK, Calif., Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has awarded Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne a $2.35 million contract to perform risk-reduction tests on key components of the Third Generation Reusable Booster (3GRB) rocket engine design.
CANOGA PARK, Calif., Nov.
Dr. Michael Minovitch Announces Findings on His Invention: Gravity Assist Multiplanetary Trajectories Dr. Michael A. Minovitch, mathematician, physicist, and inventor, is announcing that his Gravity Propelled Interplanetary Space Travel work is available online.
ARLINGTON, Va., Oct.
Team America Rocketry Challenge Registration Opens ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Registration for the 2011 edition of the world's largest rocket competition is open now through November 30.
A homemade rocket built by two Danes failed during an attempted launch on Sunday due to a technical glitch.
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...
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...