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2014-04-07 12:37:02

New Social Media Ratings Company Offers Unique, Share-Based Approach to Measuring Social Media Performance LAS VEGAS, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Share Rocket, a new social media ratings company, gave a sneak peek at its innovative social media performance solution - including a platform designed specifically for the media and entertainment industries - as part of the Company's official launch today at the National Association of Broadcaster's Show. Share Rocket was one of 27...

2014-03-20 20:21:44

Fireworks by Grucci commissioned to mark climactic crescendo of Star-Spangled Spectacular BALTIMORE, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Star-Spangled 200, Inc. (SS200) announced that it has commissioned Fireworks by Grucci, to produce the Star-Spangled Spectacular Fireworks on September 13, 2014. Grucci is a 5(th) generation family-run business that holds the Guinness World Record for the largest fireworks display ever recorded. The pyrotechnic fireworks display will be visible...

2014-03-17 20:20:08

Center kicks off first crowd-funding campaign to install STA exhibit HUNTSVILLE, Ala., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A team including Space Camp alumni from around the world and the U.S. Space & Rocket Center Foundation is raising awareness and embarking on their first 60-day crowd-funding campaign to bring a Grumman Gulfstream II Shuttle Training Aircraft to the center's Shuttle Park, home of the world's only full-stack shuttle display, Pathfinder. The STA was used...

2014-03-13 12:20:19

DALLAS, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) received a $255 million contract in late 2013 from the U.S. Army for Lot 9 production of the Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) Unitary rocket. The new allotment of rockets will be delivered to the U.S. Army, Marine Corps and Republic of Italy. Delivery will begin in April 2015. Work will be performed at the Lockheed Martin facilities in Camden, Ark., and Dallas, Texas. "We are proud of the continued...

Algorithms Plus F/A-18 Jet Equal Vital Testing For SLS Flight Control System
2013-11-20 08:27:56

NASA Raise your hand if, in a math class, you ever said, "When will I ever use this in my life?" Four young engineers at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., can answer that question: They are using math to develop algorithms, or complex step-by-step equations, that can make an F/A-18 fighter jet fly like the Space Launch System (SLS) -- NASA's next heavy-lift launch vehicle. Marshall's Eric Gilligan and Tannen VanZwieten; Jeb Orr, a Draper Laboratory employee;...

2013-10-26 23:00:07

Rocket French Premium created by Marie-Claire Rivière is a new learning program that provides people with advanced learning skills, methods, tips, and detailed descriptions on how to learn French fast. A detailed Rocket French Premium overview on the site Vkoolelite indicates if this program is worth buying. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) October 26, 2013 Rocket French Premium created by Marie-Claire Rivière is a new French course that instructs people how to understand French, how to have...

2013-10-15 23:35:53

Henri Farre, the official air war artist for France, recorded the first air-to-air rocket victory in 1917, but until now, the name of the British pilot and the details of his feat, was lost in the fog of war. This painting, and other Farre material will be sold on AnituqesYes.com on Nov. 16, 2013 (PRWEB) October 15, 2013 The battle of the Somme erupted on July 1, 1916, but even with 60,000 casualties on that first horrific day, only far sighted military leaders recognized that above the...

Developing Micro Rockets
2013-08-30 11:11:15

Michigan Technological University Nanosatellites are smartphone-sized spacecraft that can perform simple, yet valuable, space missions. Dozens of these little vehicles are now tirelessly orbiting the earth performing valuable functions for NASA, the Department of Defense and even private companies. Nanosatellites borrow many of their components from terrestrial gadgets: miniaturized cameras, wireless radios and GPS receivers that have been perfected for hand-held devices are also...

3D Printed Rocket Component Blazes To Life In New Firing Test
2013-08-28 04:28:20

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The largest 3D printed rocket engine component ever tested by NASA produced a record 20,000 pounds of thrust during an engine firing last Thursday, officials at the US space agency have revealed. The component tested during the engine firing was an injector, which delivers propellants used to power an engine and provides the thrust required to launch rockets into space, NASA explained. During the test, liquid oxygen and gaseous...


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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
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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