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2011-09-15 12:12:07

Journalists are invited to a roundtable discussion at 11:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, Sept. 16, with NASA's Space Technology Program Director Michael Gazarik during his visit to the agency's Wallops Flight Facility at Wallops Island, Va. Robert Strain, director of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., and Wallops Director Bill Wrobel, will join Gazarik for the event. They will discuss Wallops' important role in the Space Technology Program and in the development of new...

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2011-08-25 14:11:04

  NASA's work to help develop the next generation of commercial space transportation systems reached another significant achievement yesterday with the arrival at Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia of the Cygnus Pressurized Cargo Module, Orbital Science Corp.'s spacecraft to carry supplies to the International Space Station. "This is one more important step in our partnership with U.S. private industry to build safe, reliable and cost effective cargo transportation systems," said...

2011-08-24 13:02:39

NASA's GRAIL spacecraft is set to launch to the moon aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket on Sept. 8, 2011 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS), Fla. There are two instantaneous (1 sec.) launch windows at 8:37:06 a.m. and 9:16:12 a.m. EDT. The launch period, the last for Delta IIs at the Cape, extends through Oct. 19. The launch times occur approximately four minutes earlier each day. GRAIL's primary science objectives are to determine the structure of the lunar...

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2011-08-19 09:45:00

NASA's partnership with industry to develop transportation to the International Space Station reaches another milestone on Wednesday, Aug. 24. The cargo module for Orbital Sciences Corp.'s Cygnus spacecraft, which will carry supplies to the station, is scheduled to arrive at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Reporters are invited to cover the arrival of Cygnus' Pressurized Cargo Module (PCM) at 4 p.m. EDT Wednesday. NASA officials and Orbital representatives will be available for...

2011-07-20 10:24:29

NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and Brevard Workforce are partnering to host a job fair with private sector companies and federal employers from across the country on July 26. News media representatives are invited to attend the Space Coast Job Fair and Hands-on Training Event at 11 a.m. EDT at the Radisson Resort at the Port, 8701 Astronaut Blvd., Cape Canaveral, Fla. NASA, OPM and Brevard Workforce officials will be available for...

2011-07-10 10:49:00

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., July 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia successfully launched two NASA sounding rockets carrying experiments to study the ionosphere on Sunday, July 10, 2011. The Black Brant V rocket launched at 10 a.m. and the second rocket, a Terrier-Improved Orion, launched 15 seconds later. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) A second pair of Black Brant V/Terrier-Improved Orion rockets will be launched no...

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2011-07-07 13:42:22

The Swedish space center said Thursday that scientists were forced to stop building a project to test the impact of stars when a balloon carrying an X-ray telescope began leaking helium. "We sent it up without any problems, but then we were forced to take it down. It was leaking, and when a balloon leaks it loses height," Johanna Bergstroem-Roos of the Esrange Space Center, near Kiruna in northern Sweden, told AFP. The Polarized Gamma-ray Observer (PoGoLite) is a telescope dangling from an...

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2011-07-04 07:04:10

Public Viewings Available Through July 10, 2011, at the Air Force Space and Missile History Center On December 8, 2010, SpaceX became the first commercial company in history to launch, fly, land and recover a spacecraft from low Earth orbit. Now through July 10, 2011, that spacecraft, the SpaceX Dragon, will make its first public appearance in Florida since its historic inaugural flight. SpaceX, in coordination with the Air Force Space and Missile History Center, will host a public viewing...

2011-06-30 06:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ATK's (NYSE: ATK) RSMB (Responsive Space Modular Bus) is included in the Department of Defense's Operationally Responsive Space-1 (ORS-1) satellite, which was successfully launched from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Va. on June 29th, 2011. ORS-1 is the first satellite in the DoD's Operationally Responsive Space program designed to support Combatant Command operations as an operational...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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