Friday, January 30, 2009

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Space Exploration Technologies Corporation - Space-x

US aerospace giants stall Elon Musk's NASA deal
Register, UK - Jan 21, 2009
By contrast, SpaceX plans to carry out the CRS flights using its brand-new Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule, which have never flown. ...

Devět úspěchů při dobývání vesmíru a jeden neúspěch v roce 2008, Czech Republic - Jan 9, 2009
Po třech nezdarech se konečně technikům malé americké firmy Space Exploration (SpaceX) podařilo 29. září 2008 úspěšně vypustit raketou Falcon 1 maketu ...

Space Ref (press release)
Heinlein Trust and SpaceX Announce Competition to Promote Research ...
Space Ref (press release) - Jan 20, 2009
The winning experiment will be launched into Earth orbit aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft. NASA recently selected Falcon 9 / Dragon to ...
Musk ambition: SpaceX aim for fully reusable Falcon 9, UK - Jan 11, 2009
(Image Left: SpaceX Dragon splashdown). “There’s no major difference in appearance between the manned and unmanned version of Falcon 9, apart from the ...
SpaceX erects Phallus Falcon 9 rocket Register
SpaceX Puts New Rocket Through Launch Pad Paces
SpaceX's Falcon 9 on Launch Pad at Cape Canaveral MarketWatch (press release)
Spaceflight Now - Daily Breeze
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SpaceX to give payload space to competition winner
Daily Breeze, CA - Jan 23, 2009
... environment of the company's Dragon spacecraft for an extended period of time before it returns to Earth. The South Bay company, also known as SpaceX, ...
SpaceX Donates Launch To Heinlein Prize Trust Microgravity Competition Space Fellowship
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Space Com
SpaceX Assembles New Rocket for Launch Debut
Space Com - Jan 6, 2009
The medium-lift Falcon 9 rocket is a two-stage booster designed to launch SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft and other payloads from the Cape Canaveral Air Force ...
NASA Chooses SpaceX Booster and Spacecraft
Trading Markets (press release), CA - Jan 5, 2009
Jan 05, 2009 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- -- NASA announced its selection of the SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle and Dragon spacecraft for the ...
Race to International Space Station begins in earnest
Flight International - Jan 13, 2009
SpaceX says the Dragon can bring as much as 3000kg cargo back to Earth. SpaceX is building the system to be two-fault tolerant to achieve man-rated status ...
NASA Selects SpaceX's Falcon 9 Booster and Dragon Spacecraft for ... (Pressemitteilung), Austria - Jan 8, 2009
NASA today announced its selection of the SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle and Dragon spacecraft for the International Space Station (ISS) Cargo Resupply ...
A new idea for rocket launches? Orlando Sentinel
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Downtown Express
Mills’ dragon tradition dances on
San Mateo Daily Journal, CA - 8 hours ago
Phillips advocated for the creation of a Chinese dragon, to be built by students. Four students took on the challenge. Now 85 students from Mills put on the ...
Golden Dragon Parade Metromix
Grab Some Curb for the Golden Dragon Parade NBC Los Angeles
Dragon parade for year of the ox WalesOnline
Media Newswire (press release) - Golden Gate [X]Press
all 15 news articles » PINK:GDHI - Jan 28, 2009
Cool purple dragons engulf this can - but unfortunately leave out all the nutritional info. Maybe there is a regulation prohibiting it - but Iit still would ...
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Dragon seeks air emissions license change, ME - Jan 29, 2009
By Daniel Dunkle THOMASTON (Jan 29): Dragon Products Company has sent an application to the Maine Department of Environmental Protection and notice to the ...

"Savage Dragon" Barack Obama issue gets fourth printing
Comic Book Resources, Ca - Jan 26, 2009
by CBR News Team, Editor Despite three sold out printings, recent renewed demand for SAVAGE DRAGON's nomination of President Barack Obama has resulted in a ...
FIRST LOOK: Savage Dragon #137, 4th Printing Newsarama
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Press of Atlantic City
Dragon's Dance celebrates Chinese New Year in Atlantic City
Press of Atlantic City, NJ - Jan 26, 2009
Students from the Sovereign Avenue School in Atlantic City brought dragons to life Monday as they danced to usher in the year of the Ox at The Walk outlet ...
110th Annual Golden Dragon Parade - THE YEAR OF OX Los Angeles Wave Newspapers
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Chinese dragon celebrates 2009 Akron Beacon Journal
Dragon dance competition for Chinese New Year begins in Myanmar Xinhua
Malaysia Star - Houston Press
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Sino Gold posts Eastern Dragon reserve
The Australian, Australia - Jan 28, 2009
The Sydney-based miner also posted initial gold and silver reserves for its Eastern Dragon deposit in Heilongjiang province, and said it aims to fast track ...
SGX sees Eastern Dragon as third mine
December 2008 Quarterly Activities Report Sydney Morning Herald
Sino reports record quarterly output
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ARA Asia Dragon Fund - Nanjing International Finance Center ...
Legal Business Online, Australia - Jan 29, 2009
ARA Asia Dragon Fund acquired Nanjing International Finance Center, an office/retail building with a leasable gross floor area . ARA Asia Dragon Fund ...

Proactive Investors UK
Dragon Oil is making the most of its robust cash position
Proactive Investors UK, UK - Jan 29, 2009
As a result the share price of oil producer Dragon Oil (LSE, DGO) soared. Since then though, the fear of global recession of gargantuan proportions has ...

Artificial Gravity: Fact and Fiction

The spin on spin

There are certain movies that wreak such havoc with the laws of the universe as we know them that, despite the risk of irate readers who only want to enjoy the fantasy, and despite the fact that they may not care about accurate science (after all "we all know it's just a movie), we have to deconstruct them anyway as a public service. Now Armageddon (along with The Core and The Day After Tomorrow) forms part of a "trifecta" of bad movie physics, and, although it's not a new release, it epitomizes its genre.

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