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2012-07-17 13:31:37

NASA Space Technology Program researchers will launch and deploy a large inflatable heat shield aboard a rocket travelling at hypersonic speeds this weekend during a technology demonstration test from the agency's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va. NASA has four consecutive days of launch opportunities for the agency's Inflatable Re-entry Vehicle Experiment (IRVE-3), starting July 21, with the liftoff window from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. EDT each day. The test is designed to...

Build And Launch A Virtual Rocket With Innovative NASA App
2012-06-29 10:36:34

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Have you ever wanted to build a rocket and launch it just like they do at NASA? Well now you can do just that with the innovative Rocket Science 101 game developed by the Kennedy Space Center Information Technology (KSC IT) Mobile Team with assistance from NASA´s Launch Services Program (LSP). The unique and entertaining game, designed for use both on the home computer and on Apple´s iPad, allows users of all ages to...

2012-06-29 09:07:54

NASA has selected three companies to provide architect and engineering professional environmental remediation services at Kennedy Space Center, Fla., the adjacent Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) and other NASA locations. The combined maximum potential value for the three contracts is $91 million. Services will be performed during a five-year period beginning this year. The companies selected are Geosyntec Consultants of Boca Raton, Fla.; Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. of Cape...

Secret Military Space Plane Could Be Landing Today
2012-06-15 13:04:33

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com The Air Force is making landing preparations for its super-secret X-37B unmanned space plane at the Vandenberg Air Force Base. According to various media outlets, Air Force officials said depending on weather conditions, the landing for the unmanned space plane could take place on Friday. "The men and women of Team Vandenberg are ready to execute safe landing operations anytime and at a moment's notice," Col. Nina Armagno, 30th Space Wing commander, said...


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 'karpos', fruit.
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