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2010-11-22 14:00:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Nov.

2010-11-09 11:35:00

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.

2010-11-09 11:34:00

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.

2010-11-03 00:00:39

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.


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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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