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  • Neighbor calls police after boy's science project lands in his driveway

    09/04/2012 1:11:02 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 32 replies
    Yahoo via 105.5 fm ^ | September 4, 2012 | Ron Recinto
    A middle schooler's science project was so alarming to a Manchester, N.H., man that he called police after the contraption landed on his driveway. Eighth-grader Jack Miron of nearby Walton, N.H., had a grand idea for a science project. The Pine Hill Waldorf student rigged a box that included a video camera, weather recording equipment, flags and a beeping device onto a weather balloon, WMUR reports. He and his mother launched it from Bedford, N.H., to see what it could record.
  • Bulava Missile Designer Blames Industry For Test Failures

    04/20/2010 10:28:51 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 10 replies · 432+ views
    RIA Novosti ^ | 4/21/2010 | RIA Novosti
    Yury Solomonov, the designer of the troubled Bulava ballistic missile, said that the poor state of the Russian defense industry was the main cause of the weapon's failed test launches. Solomonov resigned from his post as general director of the Moscow Institute of Thermal Technology (MITT) in July 2009 after a series of unsuccessful Bulava tests, but retained his post as general designer of the missile. "I can say in earnest that none of the design solutions have been changed as a result of the tests. The problems occur in the links of the design-technology-production chain," Solomonov said in an...
  • British scientists grow sperm in laboratory

    07/08/2009 2:40:01 AM PDT · by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast · 8 replies · 377+ views ^ | 7/07/09 | metro
    Women who say they don't need a man may well be right – after human sperm was created in the lab. The breakthrough could give hope to infertile couples and men left unable to have children after having cancer treatment.
  • FReeper boris blasts off into eternity (RIP)

    04/19/2007 12:55:43 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 163 replies · 4,864+ views
    Self | 19 April 2007 | Rockitz
    Friend and former co-worker, boris, passed away the weekend of 7 April at age 55 and was laid to rest in the Hollywood Hills on 16 April. He maintained a relatively anonymous existence here at FR since signing on 19 July 1998 and most recently posted on 29 March. He was an accomplished rocket scientist with an MS in mechanical engineering from MIT (1975) and BS in mechanical engineering from Cornell and was involved in many programs throughout his career from directed energy systems (e.g. lasers) to advanced propulsion systems such as nuclear thermal rocket engines, Peacekeeper Stage IV, various...
  • Old rocket science tied to today's at Marshall

    08/12/2006 5:27:28 AM PDT · by Paul Ross · 34 replies · 5,233+ views
    The Birmingham News ^ | 8/10/2006 | Kent Faulk
    Old rocket science tied to today's at Marshall Thursday, August 10, 2006 KENT FAULK, News staff writer HUNTSVILLE - NASA engineers are going old-school with a new twist as they design rockets to take astronauts back to the moon and eventually give them a boost toward Mars. Marshall Space Flight Center engineers have enlisted the help of retired rocket scientists, dug through archives and taken parts off museum pieces as they look toward mixing Apollo and space shuttle technology with later innovations into the Ares I and Ares II rockets. "We're marrying the best of historical knowledge and understanding with...
  • Disaster strikes first SpaceX rocket launch

    03/24/2006 2:45:09 PM PST · by Rockitz · 31 replies · 1,440+ views ^ | 24 March 2006 | Justin Ray
    Countdown underway for first SpaceX rocket launch The inaugural launch of the privately-made Falcon 1 rocket is targeted for 5:30 p.m. EST (2230 GMT) today from a seven-acre isle in the Central Pacific Ocean. SpaceX delayed the launch from 4:05 p.m. so that the first stage recovery ship could be moved out of the restricted impact zone.
  • Redesign Is Seen for Next Craft, NASA Aides Say

    08/02/2005 8:56:13 AM PDT · by jbstrick · 159 replies · 2,886+ views
    NYT ^ | August 2, 2005 | WILLIAM J. BROAD
    For its next generation of space vehicles, NASA has decided to abandon the design principles that went into the aging space shuttle, agency officials and private experts say. Instead, they say, the new vehicles will rearrange the shuttle's components into a safer, more powerful family of traditional rockets... ..."As long as we put the crew and the valuable cargo up above wherever the tanks are, we don't care what they shed," he said. "They can have dandruff all day long."... ...A main advantage, supporters say, is that the big rocket could lift five or six times as much cargo as...
  • The Best of NASA Spinoffs

    01/23/2004 1:02:40 AM PST · by Aracelis · 29 replies · 996+ views
    Johnson Space Center ^ | unknown | unknown
    THE BEST OF NASA'S SPINOFFS Laser Angioplasty Cardiac Imaging System Advanced Pacemaker Implantable Heart Aid Implantable and External Pumps Temperature Pill Infrared Thermometer Thermal Video Body Imaging Skin Damage Assessment Gait Analysis System Programmable Remapper Computer Reader for the Blind Vision Trainer Ocular Screening System Speech Aids Cool Suit Advanced Wheelchair Vehicle Controller Human Tissue Stimulator Blood Analyzer Microbe Detector Space Technology for Firefighting Food Processing Control Radiation-Blocking lenses Safety Grooving Lightning Protection X-Ray Imaging System Electro-Expulsive Aircraft Deicer Collision Avoidance System Self-Righting life Raft Landsat legacy Document Monitor Corrosion-Resistant Coating Air/Wastewater Purification Systems Plant Research Gas Analyzer Microspheres Power...
  • XCOR Opens Online Aerospace Reference Library

    09/09/2003 7:32:02 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 1 replies · 123+ views ^ | 09/08/03
    As part of our commitment to public outreach and education, we are pleased to unveil our latest web page addition: The XCOR Aerospace Reference Library. The library is a categorized, searchable database of reference books that we have found useful. The focus of the library is on liquid rocket engine design and space plane / lifting body information; things relevant to the type of engines and vehicles XCOR is in the business of designing and creating. This library grew out of a request at the last Space Access Society meeting for an expanded recommended reading list. The database has been...
  • President is Warned Race Bias `Threatens National Security' Says

    06/14/2002 10:24:36 AM PDT · by section9 · 37 replies · 502+ views
    Yahoo ^ | June 14th, 2002 | The Black Commentator
    Press Release SOURCE: The Black Commentator President is Warned Race Bias `Threatens National Security' Says Redstone Arsenal Minorities Cite `Tar Baby' Incidents, Urge Caution In Creation of Homeland Security Department JENKINTOWN, Pa., June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Warning that deteriorating race relations present "a grave threat to our national security," minority employees at the sensitive Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama have called upon President Bush and his top military and national security executives to "directly and forcefully address this matter before the U.S. Congress acts to create a new Department of Homeland Security." In a June 13th letter obtained by...