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2014-09-16 08:36:38

DALLAS, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The City of Portland, Oregon has awarded a major contract to Orion Communications, Inc. for its AgencyWeb(®) CourtNotify electronic subpoena management solution. AgencyWeb(®) CourtNotify will be replacing the existing Law Enforcement Court Scheduling System that is owned and operated by the Portland Police Bureau (PPB). This legacy mainframe application is currently being used by PPB and three other agencies in Multnomah County; as well as...

2014-09-16 08:22:25

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The newest Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) satellite, built by Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT], was accepted for operations by U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) on August 19. This acceptance formally adds DMSP Flight-19 to the existing DMSP constellation. The satellite constellation provides weather data and forecasting information to civilian and military users. USSTRATCOM's operational acceptance follows a rigorous...

2014-09-16 08:21:24

Proof-of-concept flight test of "global roaming capability" on the best available network included enroute operation with transitions among multiple satellites and networks CARLSBAD, Calif., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In-flight network switching between commercial Ku- and Ka-band satellites has been successfully demonstrated by ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), using its innovative dual-band terminal and a new radome. The test flights, conducted in July and August on a commercial 757-200...

nasa flag
2014-09-16 08:08:27

NASA "Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed." So spoke Neil Armstrong after landing the lunar module on the moon's surface. When he and fellow astronaut Buzz Aldrin descended the stairs of their craft wearing spacesuits prominently adorned with the American flag, they walked into the pages of history. When Francis Scott Key witnessed the destruction of Fort McHenry during the War of 1812, the poem he wrote became a rallying cry that spoke to the greatness of our nation and...

2014-09-15 23:03:36

A 15 Year Purchase Power Agreement (PPA) has just been signed by Innovative Solar Systems, LLC (ISS) on their Innovative Solar 41 (IS 41) project, a 48MW Solar Farm to be built in Bladen County and projected to be online by late 2015. Asheville, NC (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 IS 41 was one of the Duke Energy’s qualifying RFP projects and after months of negotiations the purchase power agreement (PPA) was executed by ISS representatives just this week. The PPA received from Duke Energy on...

2014-09-15 16:31:12

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Monolithic Power Systems (MPS) (Nasdaq: MPWR), a leading fabless manufacturer of high-performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, today announced its third quarter dividend of $0.15 per common share to all stockholders of record as of the close of business on September 30, 2014. The dividend will be paid on October 15, 2014. Safe Harbor Statement This news release includes "forward-looking statements" intended to qualify for...

2014-09-15 16:24:51

Delivers Keynote Presentation on Avoiding the Retail Graveyard - The Customer Engagement Imperative NEW YORK, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Publicis Groupe customer engagement agency Rosetta today announced that Managing Partner Paul Elliott will address the Next Generation Retail Summit US with a presentation titled "Avoiding the Retail Graveyard - The Customer Engagement Imperative." The conference will take place September 16-18, 2014 in Miami, FL. The NG Retail Summit is an...

2014-09-15 16:21:15

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has awarded a sole source contract modification to Exelis, Inc., Geospatial Systems, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, for the Cross-track Infrared Sounder (CrIS) Instrument for flight on the Joint Polar Satellite System-2 (JPSS-2) mission. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO This is a cost-plus-award-fee modification in the amount of $221 million. This action extends the period of performance of the contract from...

2014-09-15 16:20:50

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) and COBRA PUMA GOLF (CPG) have partnered on a materials science research investigation that is expected to launch to the International Space Station (ISS) on SpaceX-4. The launch is slated to take place no earlier than September 20, 2014. CASIS is responsible for the management of the U.S. National Laboratory on the ISS. Through this partnership, CPG...

earth atmosphere
2014-09-15 03:00:58

Jessica Nimon, International Space Station Program Science Office/NASA's Johnson Space Center We all know that it’s what’s on the inside that counts, right? But sometimes what’s outside can be just as important. At least that’s the case with the International Space Station (ISS) and the collection of external instruments soon to join those already operating in orbit. Moving at 17,500 miles per hour and operating around 240 miles above Earth, the space station circles at a 51.6...


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History Of Space Exploration
2013-10-06 08:29:34

Space exploration is the exploration and discovery of outer space by use of space technology and is conducted by both robotic spacecraft and humans. Astronomy, which is the viewing of objects in space from Earth, is thought to predate recorded history, but it was the inspiration to modern space exploration. Humans explore space for many reasons including the survival of humankind if Earth cannot sustain life, uniting nations, and scientific research. Physical space exploration began in...

Reptilians
2013-09-05 08:02:45

Reptilians are depicted as reptile humanoid creatures that are used in science fiction, ufology, and in conspiracy theories. Sometimes reptilians are also called reptoids, reptiloids, or draconians. One of the first alleged contacts with a reptilian occurred in 1967 in Ashland, Nebraska. Police officer Herbert Schirmer claimed to have been abducted and taken aboard a UFO by reptile-like humanoids that had a winged serpent emblem on the left side of their chests. David Icke, a British...

Sir Richard Branson
2013-08-10 06:47:02

Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson, born July 18, 1950, in Surrey, England, is a British business magnate and investor. He is best known as the founder and chairman of Virgin Group of more than 400 companies. His net worth as of 2013 is $4.6 Billion (US). He is the fourth (4th) richest person in the UK, according to Forbes Magazine. His first business venture was a magazine called Student at the age of 16. By 1969, Branson was living in a London commune, surrounded by the British...

Elon Musk
2013-08-05 10:31:59

Elon Musk was born on June 28, 1971. He is a South African-American inventor and entrepreneur. He is the founder of SpaceX and Co-founder of Tesla Motors and PayPal. He is also chairman of SolarCity. Musk attended Bryanston High School in South Africa, but graduated from Pretoria Boys High School. In the early 90s, Musk was educated at Queen's University in Kingston Ontario Canada and left Canada around 1992 to pursue Business and Physics at the University of Pennsylvania, where he...

Stephanie Wilson
2012-10-29 14:17:00

Stephanie Wilson is an American engineer, a NASA astronaut, and the second African American woman to go into space. She was born Stephanie Diana Wilson on September 27, 1966 in Boston, Massachusetts. An astronomy professor she interviewed during middle school became her first inspiration to pursue a career in space. She graduated from Taconic High School in Pittsfield, Massachusetts in 1984, and then attended Harvard University, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering...

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