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2015-04-14 09:33:34

Colorado-based United Launch Alliance (ULA) has unveiled a new rocket system that it claims will be more affordable and accessible than currently available space-travel options and could be used for missions travelling all the way to the dwarf planet Pluto.

2015-03-31 00:20:21

OSAKA, Japan, March 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- - Special Movie of Rocket Launch released on YouTube - On March 7, the Candy Rocket Project Committee, organized by Japanese confectionery

2015-03-30 12:20:36

Awards $770 million contract to Raytheon to upgrade Patriot system SEOUL, South Korea, March 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Cities and key infrastructure in the Republic of Korea will soon be better

2015-02-27 23:14:15

Rocket Builders Names Top Technology Companies To the “Ready to Rocket” lists for 13th Consecutive Year to Highlight Companies with Highest Growth Potential Vancouver,

2014-12-22 08:21:16

Qatar becomes latest global Patriot customer TEWKSBURY, Mass., Dec.

2014-10-20 23:07:58

Saves 20 weeks on the edit, about two weeks per episode, with Aframe’s Cloud VideoPlatform; delivers series on time, under budget, and ultimately resulting in a better show. Boston

2014-10-15 12:21:03

DALLAS, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Government of Qatar has selected Lockheed Martin's [NYSE: LMT] PAC-3 Missile, becoming the newest international customer for the program.

2014-10-14 08:21:05

Raytheon delivers 10th AN/TPY-2 ballistic missile defense radar to Missile Defense Agency six months ahead of schedule WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S.

2014-09-18 08:20:49

Additional components maximize deployed system readiness TEWKSBURY, Mass., Sept.


Latest Rocketry Reference Libraries

sts-51L
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
gawf
  • In costermongers' slang, a cheap red-skinned apple, which is rubbed hard with a cloth to give it the appearance and feeling of an apple of superior quality.
The origin of the word 'gawf' is obscure, but may come from the phrase 'go for more'.