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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...

SpaceX Aborts Historic Launch, Delayed Yet Again
2012-05-19 03:27:18

As everyone gathered across the bay from the SpaceX Dragon capsule, a sense of excitement changed quickly to disappointment throughout the crowd as the highly anticipated launch was aborted with less than a second left (T-.5 seconds to be exact) before liftoff. SpaceX has been trying to blast its Dragon capsule aboard its Falcon 9 rocket from Kennedy Space Center since April 30. The rocket was finally on the pad, and everything was "Go" for launch, until SpaceX team members put the...


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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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This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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