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2012-03-23 03:48:08

NASA is updating media accreditation deadlines for the agency's second Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) demonstration flight launch. A Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) Falcon 9 rocket is targeted to launch at 12:22 p.m. EDT on April 30 from Space Launch Complex-40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. During the flight, SpaceX's Dragon capsule will conduct a series of checkout procedures that will test and prove its systems. These tests include rendezvous and...

2009-09-15 09:04:00

SAO PAULO, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TAM (NYSE: TAM, BOVESPA: TAMM4) announces its operating data for August 2009, as disclosed yesterday by the Brazilian National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC). (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080221/SPTH002LOGO ) In the domestic market, the company has observed the return of business passengers due to the end of vacations as well as the absence of holidays in the month of August. However, the company has seen this return in...

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2009-05-12 10:25:17

Since the inception of NASA, the space agency has designed all of its own rockets, spacecrafts and orbiters. However, after nearly half a century it has finally approved the outsourcing of equipment enabling manned space missions to private contractors. NASA Administrator Chris Scolese told a congressional subcommittee last week that the agency intends to provide $150 million in stimulus-package money to private companies that design, build and service their own rockets and crew capsules....

2008-12-11 09:00:00

SAO PAULO, Brazil, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TAM (NYSE: TAM, BOVESPA: TAMM4) announces operating data for November 2008, as disclosed by the Brazilian National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) today. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080221/SPTH002LOGO ) According to ANAC, TAM registered 3.4% growth in domestic RPK (demand) compared to the same period last year, and a 13.4% increase in domestic ASK (supply). In November, market demand decreased 1.0% and market...

2008-02-20 08:45:39

WASHINGTON — Orbital Sciences Corp. beat out several other finalists to win a NASA Space Act Agreement award worth $171 million to build and demonstrate a launch system capable of delivering cargo to the international space station. NASA made the award under its $500 million Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) program, which is aimed at stimulating privately owned alternatives to the space shuttle and other government systems for ferrying crew and cargo to the...

2006-08-18 17:08:17

WASHINGTON - NASA on Friday picked two companies - both recovering from different failures - to develop a new commercial spaceship that would eventually resupply the international space station. One company, Rocketplane-Kistler of Oklahoma City, has a long aerospace technical record but is just emerging from bankruptcy. The other company, Space X of El Segundo, Calif., is funded by the internet tycoon behind PayPal but had a flaming failure in its initial rocket launch earlier this year....


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 'kardia,' heart.
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