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2010-09-08 12:09:00

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. The Team America Rocketry Challenge will accept up to 750 student teams in grades 7-12 from any U.S. school, home school or non-profit youth organization. The annual rocket contest, sponsored by the Aerospace Industries Association, challenges teams of three to 10 students to...

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2010-09-06 06:30:00

A homemade rocket built by two Danes failed during an attempted launch on Sunday due to a technical glitch, according to Danish media. Live footage of the event on the Baltic island of Bornholm appeared to show brown smoke coming out of the rocket just before lift-off. Experts said the likely cause was a failure of the ignition system. After an inspection, the engineers decided against a second launch attempt and did not set a new date for a future attempt. Peter Madsen and Kristian von...

2010-08-31 13:54:00

CORRECTION - Number of flights of DM-2 motor cases and specific missions flown (The number of flights the DM-2 motor cases had flown was erroneously reported. The correct number is 59. The earliest mission the cases flew was STS-3. Please use the corrected version of this news release.) 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...

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2010-08-31 13:15:00

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. The stationary firing of the first-stage development solid rocket motor, dubbed DM-2, was the most heavily instrumented solid rocket motor test in NASA history. More than 760 instruments measured 53 test...

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:...


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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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