SpaceX - Space Exploration Technologies
by Globetrotter on 30 September 2008EN
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SpaceX - a privately owned Space transportation company - successfully launched its Falcon 1 rocket on September 28, 2008. The launch pad for its rockets is installed on Omelek Island in the Kwajalein Atoll.
Silicon Valley based companies Some notable high technology companies headquartered in the so called "Silicon Valley" in California: Google, Yahoo!, Apple, Pixar, Intel, Mozilla, Cisco etc. KFC logo seen from space November 2006: Kentucky Fried Chicken claims that they have the first brand http://www.kfc.com/about/newsroom/111406.asp which can be seen from space. The size of the Colonel Sanders Logo is more than 87,500 square feet; 65,000, one-foot by one-foot painted tile pieces; 50 persons; total time for construction was about 3,000 hours. Victoria's Secret headquarters The Limited Brands (best known for its cash cow Victoria's Secret) headquarters are located in Columbus, Ohio. Adidas headquarters The Adidas AG was founded in 1949 in Herzogenaurach/Germany. Adidas is one of the largest sportswear companies in the world. Nike Headquarters The Nike Inc. Headquarters are located near Portland in Oregon. Nike was founded in 1972. Red Bull GmbH headquarters The headquarters of Red Bull GmbH are located in Fuschl am See in Austria. HP headquarters The Headquarters of Hewlett-Packard (HP) are located in the "Silicon Valley" in California. Puma headquarters The Puma AG was founded in 1948 in Herzogenaurach/Germany. Puma is one of the largest sportswear companies in the world. NASA Headquarters and NASA Centers The NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) headquarters are located in Washington DC. NASA Centers have special duties and are located in throughout the USA. It was established on July 29, 1958 - On October 1, 2008 NASA celebrates its official 50th Anniversary! Dell Inc. headquarters Headquarters of PC/Notebook manufacturer Dell Inc. in Round Rock, Texas. Daimler AG (Mercedes Benz) Headquarters of Daimler AG (Mercedes Benz) in Stuttgart, Germany. Mercedes-Benz was founded in 1871. Ford Motor Company The headquarters of Ford Motor Company are located in Dearborn, Michigan. Ford was founded in 1903. L’Oréal headquarters The headquarters of L’Oréal are located in Paris. L’Oréal - founded in 1909 - is the world's largest cosmetics and beauty company. General Motors Corporation The headquarters of GM (General Motors Corporation) are located in Detroit, Michigan. GM was founded in 1908. Red Bull Stratos - Launch site in Roswell, New Mexico The mission, Red Bull Stratos, will take renowned athlete Felix Baumgartner to at least 120,000 feet above the ground and attempt a freefall jump targeted to reach supersonic speeds. [Update October 2010] The Red Bull Stratos program has been stopped with immediate effect: http://redbullstratos.digitalnewsagency.com/story/view/4992-statement-regarding-red-bull-stratos [Update February 2012] The legal issues have been resolved and the project has been revived. Chances are that the jump will be performed in August 2012. Tesla Worldwide Offices Tesla was founded in 2003 by a group of engineers in Silicon Valley who wanted to prove that electric cars could be better than gasoline-powered cars. With instant torque, incredible power, and zero emissions, Tesla’s products would be cars without compromise. Each new generation would be increasingly affordable, helping the company work towards its mission: to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy. Nokia Corporation headquarters The headquarters of Nokia Corporation are located in Espoo, Finland. Apple Campus 2 Apple's new spaceship headquarters for 12,000 employes will be constructed on this area. Source: http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/11/06/08/apple_planning_massive_12000_capacity_spaceship_campus_in_cupertino.html Sony Corporation headquarters The Sony Corporation headquarters are located in Tokyo, Japan. Dyson headquarters Dyson - founded by Sir James Dyson - is an innovative appliances manufacturer located in Malmesbury, England. Its main products are the vacuum cleaners ("hoovers") and the Dyson Airblade hand dryer. The James Dyson Award is an award given to designers that fulfill the challenge "design something that solves a problem".