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The rocket that thinks it's a jet

(PhysOrg.com) -- A reusable spaceplane that can take off from a conventional aircraft runway, carry over twelve tonnes to orbit and then return to land on the same runway could be less than a decade away thanks ...

Feb 19, 2009
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STERN rocket firing completed

(PhysOrg.com) -- The performance of unpiloted, reuseable spaceplanes could be significantly improved thanks to the completion of the Static Test Expansion/Deflection Rocket Nozzle (STERN) engine test programme.

Sep 26, 2008
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First firing of STERN rocket

A team of engineers from Bristol University has conducted the first firing of the STERN rocket motor. Rocket engines equipped with the STERN (Static Test Expansion/Deflection Rocket Nozzle) rocket motor should ...

Mar 26, 2008
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Temperatures, Not Hotels, Likely Alter Niagara Falls' Mist

What's up with the mist? When the Niagara Parks Commission posed that question back in 2004, the concern was that high-rise hotels on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls were contributing to the creation of ...

Apr 17, 2006
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The Cold Equations Of Spaceflight

In the past month, we have been blessed with numerous leaks from NASA of various study documents relating to the new boosters that will be needed to carry out the new manned moon program. I've been monitoring the large volume ...

Sep 09, 2005
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