The US’ space agency NASA has okayed the naming of one of its spaceships after a young Egyptian woman killed in late January during an anti-government protest, according to Egyptian daily Al-Masry-al-Youm. The paper quoted Essam Mohamed Haji, a young researcher at NASA, as saying Thursday that he had received approval to put the young [...] Continue reading NASA rocket to bear name of Egyptian woman killed in protests
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Just call him Papa John! Singing legend Elton John and his partner David Furnish have become parents after a surrogate mother gave birth to the couple’s baby boy on Christmas Day. Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John was born in California Dec. 25, weighing seven pounds, five ounces, the proud parents said in a statement Monday. “We [...] Continue reading Daddy Elton John! “Rocket Man” Singer & Partner David Furnish Welcome Baby Boy
The wrecking ball is coming for a West Virginia high school that was home to the teenage amateur rocket enthusiasts profiled in the movie ”October … Continue reading Rocket Boys' Alma Mater in W.Va. To Be Demolished
As the Mr. Nasty era of American Idol winds to an end, at least one music legend is out of the race to replace acid-tongued judge Simon Cowell on the FOX TV talent series.According to Access Hollywood, music legend Elton John — who appeared as a guest judge on Season 3 of Idol — has [...] Continue reading Elton John “American Idol” Judge Snub — “Rocket Man” Singer Turns Down $33 Million Offer To Replace Simon Cowell
Ad Astra Rocket Co. is planning to develop a plasma-powered rocket named Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket (VASIMR) which would carry astronauts to Mars I period of 40 days.
VASIMR incorporates the technology of radio waves, ionize propellants like argon, xenon or hydrogen, and heat the resulting plasma to temperatures 20 times hotter than that of [...] Continue reading VASIMR rocket with capability to reach Mars in 40 days will launch in 2014