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2013-07-16 23:29:02

Doug Frost, inventor of Rocketry Golf (R/G), will challenge golf pros to a "duel," Rocketry Golf versus regular golf. Contenders are invited to sign up to film demo videos for networks. Auburn, California (PRWEB) July 16, 2013 His slogan is: "600 yards, Easy! Doug Frost, the inventor of Rocketry Golf (R/G) in Auburn, California, recommends this new game as the subject for a new reality TV show. The Golf Pros would play nine holes against Doug and his Rockets. In R/G, a...

3D Printed Rocket Part Tested By NASA, Aerojet Rocketdyne
2013-07-15 04:20:22

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA reports it has successfully tested the first-ever 3D printed rocket component, demonstrating a technology that could eventually lead to more efficient manufacturing of rocket engines. The US space agency and Aerojet Rocketdyne tested a rocket engine injector made through 3D printing. NASA said this space technology could eventually help save American companies time and money. They were able to demonstrate the ability to design,...

SpaceX Grasshopper Reaches New Heights
2013-07-07 05:20:35

[ Watch the Video: Grasshopper 325m Test | Single Camera ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online SpaceX's Grasshopper reusable rocket soared more than 1,000 feet into the air before making a safe and smooth landing back on its launch pad during its most recent flight, officials from the Hawthorne, California-based space transportation company have revealed. During the June 14 test flight, the rocket lifted off from its launch pad in McGregor, Texas and went on to...

Another Setback For Russian Space Industry As Rocket Fails Moments After Lift Off
2013-07-02 12:11:39

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Russian space agency, Roscosmos, is facing another setback after it failed to launch a Proton-M rocket into space. Seconds after the rocket lifted off from the launch pad it started to veer off its trajectory, falling apart in mid-air and erupting into a ball of flames. The Proton-M rocket was supposed to be taking three Russian Glonass-M navigation satellites into space. "There was an accident during the Proton-M launch. The...

CubeSats Soar In High-Altitude Demonstration Over The California Desert
2013-06-19 11:07:35

NASA Four tiny spacecraft soared over the California desert June 15 in a high-altitude demonstration flight that tested the sensor and equipment designs created by NASA engineers and student launch teams. The satellites, known as CubeSats, lifted off from the Friends of Amateur Rocketry launch site in the Mojave Desert aboard a Prospector 18 rocket, built by Garvey Spacecraft Corp. of Long Beach. Data recorded by the CubeSats' onboard sensors during Saturday's flight test will help...

Skills For Future Flight Systems Developed By Engineers At 'Rocket U'
2013-06-01 07:35:33

NASA As NASA plans for future spaceflight programs to low-Earth orbit and beyond, teams of engineers at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida are gaining flight systems experience in designing and launching vehicle systems on a small scale. As part of Rocket University, the engineers are given an opportunity to work a fast-track project to develop skills in flight systems through the life cycle of a program. Four teams of five to eight members from Kennedy are designing rockets complete...

NASA Switches To A Greener Rocket Fuel
2013-05-07 16:32:54

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA has announced that it will stop using the rocket fuel that has been an aeronautics mainstay since the 1940s and switch to a greener, environmentally-benign propellant. The space agency says that the first space flight powered with this new fuel will take place in 2015. Hydrazine was used to power the first rocket-powered fighter plane in World War II, the Viking Missions of the 1970s, and more recently the Curiosity mission...


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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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