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2010-08-31 11:33:00

PROMONTORY, Utah, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With a loud roar and mighty column of flame, NASA and ATK Aerospace Systems successfully completed a two-minute, full-scale test of the largest and most powerful solid rocket motor designed for flight. The motor is potentially transferable to future heavy-lift launch vehicle designs. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The stationary firing of the...

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2010-08-30 14:21:18

Denmark's first privately built rocket launch has been postponed to Thursday because of weather conditions, according to one of its builders. "The wind delayed the transportation of the rocket from Copenhagen to (the island of) Bornholm. But we hope to take our prototype on Tuesday to the launch base in order to be able to take off on Thursday," Peter Madsen told AFP News. Madsen, along with Kristian von Bengtsson, have worked for years together to try and build the 30-feet prototype, which...

2010-08-30 08:00:00

LAKE FOREST, Calif., Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnny Rockets announces a new partnership with Database Marketing (DBM) Group to launch a direct marketing campaign that connects Johnny Rockets venues with local businesses and their employees. In addition to attracting key customers during peak work time lunch hours, the Please Post Immediately!(TM) (PPI(TM)) program allows franchise owners to tailor the marketing collateral specific to their store. The campaign also offers special deals to...

2010-08-27 15:08:00

SOUTHAMPTON, Pa., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The NASTAR(®) Center, the premier commercial space training and research center in the world, has completed the initial phase of a research effort focused on commercial human spaceflight and systems development related to emergency detection and response using an Atlas V flight profile, under a contract with Special Aerospace Service (SAS) on August 16, 2010. SAS used the capabilities of NASTAR Center's unique Space Training...

2010-08-17 10:11:00

SALINAS, Calif., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Rocket Farms has partnered with Ecke Ranch, the industry's oldest and most respected poinsettia breeder, to create a comprehensive training program that will provide growers with the knowledge to grow superior poinsettias. Poinsettias are a highly technical crop, and given the lack of universal standards, there can be wide variations in quality. Rocket Farms will leverage Ecke Ranch's established expertise to teach best practices, ultimately...

2010-08-06 07:00:00

LAKE FOREST, Calif., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Everyone is a winner at Johnny Rockets' newest location at Showboat Hotel & Casino, where Bourbon Street meets the boardwalk, in Atlantic City, N.J. To commemorate the grand opening on Thursday, August 5, Atlantic City Mayor Lorenzo Langford participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony and proclaimed August 5 as "Johnny Rockets Day." (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100806/LA46998) (Photo:...

2010-07-29 07:32:52

NASA selected Orbital Sciences Corp.'s, Technical Services Division in Greenbelt, Md., for the agency's Sounding Rockets Operations contract. The total value of this indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity cost-plus incentive fee contract is $310 million. The period of performance is five years. Orbital Sciences will coordinate and implement NASA's overall Sounding Rockets Program and provide services and supplies as necessary to complete individual missions and projects. Services include...

2010-07-28 08:00:00

LAKE FOREST, Calif., July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnny Rockets in Los Angeles' Petersen Automotive Museum celebrates its one year anniversary by offering guests one dollar hand-dipped shakes all day on Sunday, August 1, 2010. Since first opening in August 2009, Johnny Rockets' Petersen Automotive Museum location has sold nearly 75,000 hamburgers and recently unveiled a newly-designed menu that highlights favorites like Original Hamburgers, American Fries and hand-dipped shakes. (Photo:...

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2010-07-27 06:10:00

A new super-powerful engine is being considered by Chinese engineers for the next generation of space rockets, according to officials. Li Tongyu, general manager of marketing at the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALT), told BBC News that engineers are currently analyzing a rocket engine with the thrust of 600 metric tons, burning an extremely potent liquid oxygen propellant. If the development is a success, it would increase the country's space capabilities exponentially....

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2010-07-18 09:06:24

The Low-Cost Imaging Terminal Seeker (LCITS), an Office of Naval Research (ONR)-sponsored technology, could soon give the U.S. Navy and coalition military ships an upper hand in swiftly defeating multiaxis attacks by small swarming boats. Managed by ONR's Naval Air Warfare and Weapons Department as a Future Naval Capability (FNC), LCITS equips the unguided Hydra-70 rocket with a low-cost imaging infrared guidance solution to more accurately strike an intended target. Steve Smolinski, Office...


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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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