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A new super-powerful engine is being considered by Chinese engineers for the next generation of space rockets, according to officials.
The Low-Cost Imaging Terminal Seeker (LCITS), an Office of Naval Research (ONR)-sponsored technology, could soon give the US Navy and coalition military ships an upper hand in swiftly defeating multiaxis attacks by small swarming boats.
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 ever...
NASA has issued a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) seeking proposals and industry input on heavy-lift system concepts and propulsion technology.
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.
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.
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.
PHILADELPHIA, June 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Chief Technologist, at the invitation of Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), will meet the engineers and innovators of tomorrow in an extraordinary visit to the West Philly Hybrid X Team at West Philadelphia High School on Monday June 7 at 3 p.m. Building the next generation of automobiles today, these bright students are poised to be the future of space engineering as well.
CANOGA PARK, Calif., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne celebrated 50 years of powering Delta-family rockets into orbit with the successful launch of the first NAVSTAR Global Positioning System (GPS) Block IIF military navigation satellite on May 27.
MOJAVE, Calif., May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Masten Space Systems, a leader in vertical take off, vertical landing (VTVL) rocket vehicles, successfully demonstrated in-air engine re-light capability today at the company's test facility in Mojave, CA.
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...
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...