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2008-08-22 17:11:34

This story was updated at 4:07 p.m. EDT. WASHINGTON — An Alliant Techsystems (ATK) ALV-X1 suborbital rocket carrying two NASA hypersonic flight experiments was destroyed by range officials shortly after its Friday launch from the U.S.

2008-08-22 09:00:13

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., Aug. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- An Alliant Tech Systems suborbital rocket carrying two NASA hypersonic experiments was destroyed shortly after liftoff from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia Friday. No injuries or property damage were immediately reported.

2008-08-19 15:00:12

To: SCIENCE EDITORS Contact: Keith Koehler of NASA, +1-757-824-1579, Keith.A.Koehler@nasa.gov WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., Aug. 19/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two NASA hypersonic experiment payloads are scheduled for launch no earlier than Aug.

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2005-05-02 22:36:13

The British Skylark rocket engine saw its final launch Monday in northernmost Sweden after rocketing into space more than 400 times over five decades.

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2004-12-11 11:03:50

European launchers have come to be associated with French Guiana - powerful large rockets that lift-off from the steamy-hot equatorial base at Kourou. But ESA also uses much smaller launchers that rise into space from the snow-covered tundra of northern Sweden. EuroNews has covered the most recent launch of one of these Maxus sounding rockets.


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aphotic
  • Having no light.
  • Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.
The word 'aphotic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'without' and 'light'.
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