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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...

2012-06-21 23:02:23

The Bottle Rocket appliance is the latest addition to the suite of hardware solutions offered by Lightspeed Systems Bakersfield, CA (PRWEB) June 21, 2012 To further meet the needs of K-12 school districts, Lightspeed Systems announces the release of the Lightspeed Bottle Rocket. This high-speed scalable appliance provides a low-cost web filtering solution for small to medium-sized school networks. The Lightspeed Bottle Rocket is designed for school districts that use up to an average of 150...

Some Jack-Ass Shot Up A Saturn V
2012-06-19 04:34:26

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com Repair work is now officially underway for the historic Saturn V rocket after suffering gunshot wounds from a drive-by shooter. The rocket, a National Historic Landmark that is owned by the Smithsonian, was damaged last month when someone decided firing gunshots into the Davidson Center for Space Exploration at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center was a good idea. The drive-by shooter shot bullets that penetrated the windows of the Davidson Center, striking...

NASA Surpasses Test Facility Record With J-2X Powerpack Test
2012-06-10 04:53:41

NASA's Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss., broke its own record Friday when it conducted a test on the new J-2X powerpack. The test lasted for 1,150 seconds, surpassing the previous record by more than a full minute. For NASA, the test marked a milestone step in development of a next-generation rocket engine to carry humans deeper into space than ever before. For Stennis, the 19-minute, 10-second test represented the longest duration firing ever conducted in the center's A Test...

Future Tourism Spacecraft Receives FAA Permit
2012-05-31 10:43:55

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com Space tourism just received one giant leg up by the U.S. government as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted Virgin Galactic an experimental launch permit for its SpaceShipTwo. Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo and WhiteKnightTwo will be taking space tourists to suborbital trips above the Earth, and the permit granted by the FAA brings the company one step closer. “This important milestone enables our team to progress to the rocket-powered...


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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
kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'