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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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

The Russian space agency, Roscosmos, is facing another setback after it failed to launch a Proton-M rocket into space.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.


Latest Rocket Reference Libraries

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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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  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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