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2014-09-18 08:20:49

Additional components maximize deployed system readiness TEWKSBURY, Mass., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) will soon have greater agility and capability in its fleet of AN/TPY-2 ballistic missile defense radars. Raytheon has begun construction of two major sub-components of the AN/TPY-2 under a $53 million contract announced by the Department of Defense on Sept 2. The units Raytheon is building will enable the MDA to rotate sub-components out of the field to...

2014-09-10 08:21:41

US and international Patriot partners strengthen defense against evolving threats TEWKSBURY, Mass., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has received a $109 million Engineering Services contract for its Patriot Air and Missile Defense System. The contract, issued by the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is for ongoing technical support and services to the U.S. Army and Foreign Military Sale customers to ensure readiness of their...

2014-09-08 16:20:25

Team America Rocketry Challenge Registration Open to 7-12th Graders ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Although the end of summer indicates the beginning of classes for students across the country, it also signals the kickoff of the world's largest annual student rocketry contest. Registration for the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) is now open for teams of 7-12th grade students through December 12. TARC is the U.S. aerospace and defense industry's...

2014-09-03 23:13:49

A new study published by The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) examines the strengths and weaknesses of the Iron Dome system, which Israeli authorities have credited with saving lives during the recent conflict with Hamas. Catonsville, MD (PRWEB) September 03, 2014 A new study published by The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) examines the strengths and weaknesses of the Iron Dome system, which Israeli authorities...

2014-09-03 04:20:24

Crew of Civilian Space eXploration Team breaks their World Records from 10 years ago! DENVER, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 17, 2004 history was made when the Civilian Space eXploration Team, also known as CSXT, completed a successful rocket launch to outer space. The Space Shot 2004 "GO FAST!" Rocket, which was launched from the Black Rock Desert in Nevada, was the first amateur rocket to exceed 62 miles, the official boundary of space. In fact, this 21 foot rocket reached...

3-D printed rocket injectors
2014-08-30 07:40:11

NASA NASA has successfully tested the most complex rocket engine parts ever designed by the agency and printed with additive manufacturing, or 3-D printing, on a test stand at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. [ Watch the Video: 3D Printed Rocket Injector Roars To Life ] NASA engineers pushed the limits of technology by designing a rocket engine injector - a highly complex part that sends propellant into the engine - with design features that took advantage...

2014-08-29 12:21:16

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has successfully tested the most complex rocket engine parts ever designed by the agency and printed with additive manufacturing, or 3-D printing, on a test stand at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO NASA engineers pushed the limits of technology by designing a rocket engine injector --a highly complex part that sends propellant into the engine...

anti-geyser testing
2014-08-12 03:00:56

Megan Davidson, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Let's be honest -- geysers are really cool. You've got an eruption of water and vapor that can burst to heights of 185 feet. What's not to like about that? When building propellant tanks for the world's most powerful rocket, NASA engineers want to make sure Old Faithful stays in Yellowstone. So beginning Aug. 5, anti-geyser testing is underway at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, for the agency's Space Launch...

2014-07-29 08:22:15

U.S. Air Force AFSPC-4 mission to Provide High-Altitude Surveillance ARLINGTON, Va., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Multiple ATK (NYSE: ATK) technologies supported the third successful launch in 2014 of a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Yesterday's launch, the AFSPC-4 mission included two satellites and one secondary payload. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140729/130752 ATK's contributions to AFSPC-4 and Delta IV include cutting-edge...

2014-07-14 12:21:13

DALLAS, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) received a contract award recently totaling $212 million from the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command for Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) Maintenance & Surveillance services to U.S. and international PAC-3 customers from the Missile Support Center. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140714/126673 Lockheed Martin is the prime contractor on the PAC-3 Missile Segment of the Patriot air defense system....


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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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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
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