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

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An rocket carrying an experimental project blasted off from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia this morning just after 7 a.m. EST. The Black Brant XI rocket was carrying NASA´s Inflatable Reentry Vehicle Experiment (IRVE). The demonstration flight was carried out to test a tracking system and heat shield. The rocket climbed to about 280 miles and after separation the experimental equipment made splash down about 20...

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. The Inflatable Reentry Vehicle Experiment (IRVE-3) is the third in a series of suborbital flight tests of this new technology. Technicians will vacuum pack the uninflated 10-foot (3.05 meters) diameter cone of high-tech inner tubes into a 22-inch (56 centimeters) diameter sounding rocket....

2012-07-17 13:31:37

NASA Space Technology Program researchers will launch and deploy a large inflatable heat shield aboard a rocket travelling at hypersonic speeds this weekend during a technology demonstration test from the agency's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va. NASA has four consecutive days of launch opportunities for the agency's Inflatable Re-entry Vehicle Experiment (IRVE-3), starting July 21, with the liftoff window from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. EDT each day. The test is designed to...

Build And Launch A Virtual Rocket With Innovative NASA App
2012-06-29 10:36:34

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Have you ever wanted to build a rocket and launch it just like they do at NASA? Well now you can do just that with the innovative Rocket Science 101 game developed by the Kennedy Space Center Information Technology (KSC IT) Mobile Team with assistance from NASA´s Launch Services Program (LSP). The unique and entertaining game, designed for use both on the home computer and on Apple´s iPad, allows users of all ages to...

2012-06-23 23:01:03

Enter for your chance to win a Space Camp® Gift Certificate. Hatfield, PA (PRWEB) June 22, 2012 K´NEX Brands, the only US construction toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Love, is pleased to announce the launch of K´NEX´S U.S. Space & Rocket Center Space Camp or Aviation Challenge Program Gift Certificate Sweepstakes. From June 22, 2012 at 9:00 am EST through July 9, 2012 at 3:59pm EST, K´NEX fans can enter for their chance to win a 6-day gift certificate...


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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
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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