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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...

2010-07-07 08:00:00

PROMONTORY, Utah, July 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Engineers and technicians at Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) and NASA have completed installation work on the second Ares I First Stage five-segment Development Motor (DM-2), in preparation for its static-fire, which is currently scheduled for early September. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100707/CG31370) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100707/CG31370) The Ares I First Stage is the largest solid rocket motor...

2010-06-29 14:18:39

NASA has issued a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) seeking proposals and industry input on heavy-lift system concepts and propulsion technology. NASA is seeking an innovative path for human space exploration that strengthens its capability to extend human and robotic presence throughout the solar system. The information also may help lay the groundwork for humans to safely reach multiple potential destinations, including asteroids, Lagrange points, the moon and Mars. The total funding...

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2010-06-13 06:45:00

University students and professors from across the country and Puerto Rico will converge on NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia this month to learn how to build small experiments that can be launched on sounding rockets. This is part of a week-long workshop, known as RockOn!, that begins June 19. The 80 workshop participants will build standardized experiments that will fly on a NASA Terrier-Orion suborbital sounding rocket set to launch between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. EDT on June 24. The...

2010-06-11 12:30:00

WASHINGTON, June 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- University students and professors from across the country and Puerto Rico will converge on NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia this month to learn how to build small experiments that can be launched on sounding rockets. This is part of a week-long workshop, known as RockOn!, that begins June 19. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The 80 workshop participants will build standardized experiments that will fly...

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2010-06-10 11:00:00

A South Korean rocket exploded on Thursday less than three minutes after lift-off, offering another blow to the country's dreams of becoming a big player in the Asian space race. Science and Technology minister Ahn Byong-Man told reporters the Naro-1 rocket was thout to have blown up 137 seconds after its launch, the same time as ground control lost contact with it. "The Naro appeared to have exploded in flight," Ahn said, adding that Russian and South Korean engineers were trying to...


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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
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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