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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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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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Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.