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North Korea To Launch Another Rocket
2012-12-02 09:26:48

North Korea announced Saturday that they would attempt to launch a long-range rocket before the end of the year, just eight months after a failed attempt to do so was condemned by the UN.

2012-11-14 18:04:46

Organizers of the NASA Student Launch Projects have announced the 57 student teams whose inventive creations will soar skyward in April during the space agency's 2012-13 rocketry challenge.

Rocket University Engineers Tested With High-Altitude Drop
2012-08-17 15:57:46

An experimental payload went 25,000 feet higher than planned during a recent test flight but still performed well and will be the basis for a larger flight test next year.

2012-08-16 08:58:44

NASA has selected a team led by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation of Boulder, Colo., for a technology demonstration of a high performance "green" propellant alternative to the highly toxic fuel hydrazine.

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2012-08-15 20:42:35

The Air Force's new aircraft of the future crashed during a hypersonic test flight, hitting a speed bump in the future of creating quick flights from New York to London.

NASA Launches Experimental Heat Shield Capsule
2012-07-23 08:41:19

An rocket carrying an experimental project blasted off from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia this morning just after 7 a.m. EST.

IRVE-3 Flight Hardware Test Sounding Rocket
2012-07-20 05:51:43

NASA will launch an inflatable aeroshell/heat shield technology demonstrator on a Black Brant XI sounding rocket July 22 from the agency's launch range at the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.


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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plim
  • To swell, as grain or wood with water.
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