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Iron Dome Defense System Intercepts Sinai Rocket

Iron Dome Defense System Intercepts Sinai Rocket

By David Powell February 1, 2014

Israel’s “Iron Dome” air defense system shot down a rocket headed for the southern Israeli port of Eilat. The rocket was fired from the Sinai peninsula, and a Sinai-based jihadist group, Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, has claimed responsibility. Residents reported hearing …

NASA Made A Working 3D Printed Rocket Injector NASA Made A Working 3D Printed Rocket Injector
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NASA has a vested interest in 3D printing. It’s already investigating food-based 3D printers, and the idea of building satellites in space with the technology. Now it’s working on 3D printed rocket parts. Over the summer, NASA has been testing …

NASA Tests Liquid Hydrogen/Oxygen Engine NASA Tests Liquid Hydrogen/Oxygen Engine

NASA on Thursday tested the powerpack assembly for the J-2X engine, an important component of NASA’s next-generation heavy-lift rocket. The J-2X powerpack assembly was test-fired at the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. The engine will power the upper stage of …

Rocket Car Hits 30,000 Horsepower In First Test Rocket Car Hits 30,000 Horsepower In First Test

Would you ride in a car that could hit speeds up to 1,000 MPH? Most probably wouldn’t, but researchers in Britain are creating that can do just that anyway. It’s called the Bloodhound SSC, and it just passed its first …

NASA Preparing For Privatized ISS Resupply Launch NASA Preparing For Privatized ISS Resupply Launch
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NASA this week is preparing for the first SpaceX launch under its Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract. NASA has not had the capability, on its own, to deliver and return cargo to and from the International Space Station (ISS) since …

NASA Launches 5 Rockets To Test Jet Stream NASA Launches 5 Rockets To Test Jet Stream

Since the 1960′s when when manned rockets were first launched, NASA noticed something odd at about 60-65 miles above the surface of the earth. Up until now there was speculation about how these 200-300 mph winds were affecting satellites and …

Point Guard Prepares To Leave Lakers Point Guard Prepares To Leave Lakers

Derek Fisher, the legendary L.A. Lakers point guard, has negotiated a buyout with the Houston Rockets after playing 537 consecutive NBA games. The buyout came on Thursday, with Houston eager to get veteran Fisher on their roster–which includes mostly green …

Amazon's Bezos, Blue Origin Plans Rocket Launch Amazon's Bezos, Blue Origin Plans Rocket Launch
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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is more than just the boss of one of the world’s biggest e-businesses. He’s also a venture capitalist in the field of space exploration. Blue Origin, the space travel venture owned by Bezos, is preparing to …

Rockets, Sleepers and Duds

People love to throw around the “Content is King” cliché when discussing methods of luring incoming linkage in efforts to improve search rankings. The statement, while accurate, leaves much to be desired as far as practical application is concerned.

When it comes to content, everyone has theories on how to create and maintain quality. There are strategies to writing headlines, style of verbiage, and even paragraph spacing.

Amanda Congdon Rockets To Disney

The House of Mouse has given former Rocketboom anchor Amanda Congdon a new home, where she will contribute to ABC News online and television broadcasts.

VON: Andrew Baron Rockets In

Rocketboom’s stormy breakup with host Amanda Congdon captivated the blogosphere. Baron started over with a new host, Joanne Colan, and arrived at Fall 2006 VON to talk about his view of the nascent online video industry.

Rockets End an Era: SkyLarks and Titans

Britain ended an era with the launch of the 441st and final Skylark rocket. The rocket launched from Sweden and contains several experiments for the European Space Agency. This marks the end of nearly 50 years of British contributions to the exploration of space.

Russian Rockets Responsible For Child Illness

A Russian rocket site in Kazakhstan is being blamed for higher children sickness rates in the surrounding residential areas. The culprit is thought to be unburned fuel being sprayed out when the rockets launch.