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GMC Envoy

The GMC Envoy was a midsize SUV sold by the GMC division of General Motors. It was introduced in 1998. In 2002 the Envoy was improved and rode on the same chassisas the new Chevrolet TrailBlazer. The Envoy was later given an extended wheelbase. I ...

                                               

GMC Terrain

The GMC Terrain is a four-door crossover SUV. It is sold by GMC and is their smallest SUV to date. The Terrain replaced the Pontiac Torrent and was sold in the same dealership that replaced the Pontiac brand. While it rides on the same platform a ...

                                               

Alternative fuel vehicle

Alternative fuel vehicles are vehicles that use energy that comes from something other than petroleum. Most of the alternative energy does not need to be imported from other countries, so money stays in the country. Some come from renewable sourc ...

                                               

Dodge Durango

The Dodge Durango is a full-sized SUV that was built by Chryslers Dodge brand from 1998 to 2008. The Durango was discontinued in 2009 but returned in 2012 to share a platform with the Jeep Grand Cherokee. The Durango had two generations, the firs ...

                                               

Natural gas vehicle

Natural gas is used for the production of electricity, it is also often used because it makes less pollution than other fossil fuels. Some is used as fuel for vehicles.

                                               

Plug-in hybrid

A plug-in hybrid car is similar to a conventional hybrid vehicle - both use a gasoline engine as well as an electric motor. A plug-in hybrid differs primarily in that it can be plugged in to charge the batteries, while a conventional hybrid relie ...

                                               

Saturn Vue

The Saturn Vue was a car. It was a compact crossover SUV. General Motors made it. The Vue was part of the Saturn brand. The Saturn Corporation made it from 2002 to 2005. The Vue was the first GM vehicle to use the Theta platform. Theta has become ...

                                               

Alvis Stormer

The Alvis Stormer, usually just called the Stormer, was a British armoured vehicle. It was in service with the British Army until mid-2009, when the Stormers were gradually retired. It was made by the British company Alvis Vickers. Alvis Vickers ...

                                               

Crossover

A crossover is a marketing term for a vehicle that is built on a car platform. The term was first used in 1996 by Toyota for its new RAV4. CUVs mix some of the features of SUVs and station wagons or hatchbacks. They frequently use unibody constru ...

                                               

Moped

A moped is a vehicle with two wheels and a motor, like a motorcycle but smaller. It usually has pedals, like a bicycle. The size of the motor is usually 49cc, much smaller than most motorcycle motors. Because of the small motor, mopeds usually ca ...

                                               

Off-road vehicle

An off-road vehicle is generally any type of vehicle which can be used for driving on and off paved or gravel surface. Off-road vehicles generally have large tires with deep, open treads and a flexible suspension. Off-road vehicles should not be ...

                                               

Police car

A police car is a motor vehicle used by police. It is used to assist with their duties in patrolling and responding to incidents. Typical uses of a police car include transportation for officers to reach the scene of an incident quickly. Police c ...

                                               

Scooter

A scooter is a bicycle or tricycle with very small wheels. Some scooters have a motor, some have pedals, and some are pushed with the foot. Scooters with motors are called motor scooters. There are many different kinds of scooters. They include m ...

                                               

Snowmobile

A snowmobile is a motorized vehicle used for travelling over snow. It is like a car, only instead of wheels, it has treads. Some snowmobiles have skis in the front for steering. Adding snowmobile studs to the tread decreases the time and distance ...

                                               

Tandem trike

Tandem trike is a vehicle with three wheels for two or more people, who drive it together with their forces. It is not the same as a classic cycle rickshaw with clear separation between chauffeur and the passengers. By 2017, the following firms a ...

                                               

Trolley

A trolley is a small vehicle with wheels that can carry things. People can push trolleys. There are different kind of trolleys. There are shopping trolleys which are used in supermarkets and other large stores with self-service. In American Engli ...

                                               

Spacecraft

A spacecraft is a vehicle that can carry people and cargo beyond the Earths atmosphere, through space to other planetary bodies, space stations, or orbits and back home again. Spacecraft which are launched from the surface of a planet are called ...

                                               

Emirates Mars Mission

The Emirates Mars Mission is a United Arab Emirates Space Agency space exploration mission to Mars. The Hope orbiter was launched on 19 July 2020 at 21:58:14 UTC with no crew members on board because it is all robotic, and reached Mars on 9 Febru ...

                                               

Falcon Heavy

Falcon Heavy is a reusable heavy-lift launch vehicle designed and made by SpaceX. It is inspired from the Falcon 9 vehicle. This increases the low Earth orbit maximum payload to 63.800 kilograms, compared to 22.800 kilograms for a Falcon 9 Full T ...

                                               

Fobos-Grunt

Fobos-Grunt was an unmanned Russian spacecraft. It was an attempted sample return mission to Phobos, a moon of the planet Mars. Scientists intended Phobos-Grunt to orbit and study Mars. It was meant to look at Mars atmosphere and dust storms, pla ...

                                               

Hayabusa

Hayabusa is the name of a Japanese spacecraft which was sent into space to collect a sample of material from a small near-Earth asteroid named 25143 Itokawa. The mission was a project of the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science of the Uni ...

                                               

Mars Orbiter Mission

The Mars Orbiter Mission is a space probe that has been orbiting Mars since 24 September 2014. It was launched on 5 November 2013 by the Indian Space Research Organization. It is Indias first interplanetary mission. India is both the first Asian ...

                                               

Nozomi (spacecraft)

Nozomi is the name of the a Japanese spacecraft which was sent toward Mars. The launch was a project of the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science of the University of Tokyo. The spacecraft was launched on July 3, 1998. Nozumi was planned a ...

                                               

Planck (spacecraft)

Planck was a space observatory operated by the European Space Agency from 2009 to 2013. It mapped the anisotropies of the cosmic microwave background CMB at microwave and infra-red frequencies, with high sensitivity and small angular resolution. ...

                                               

Soyuz (spacecraft)

Soyuz is a series of spacecraft designed for the Soviet space programme. It was first used in the 1960s. The Soyuz spacecraft is launched on a Soyuz rocket, the most frequently used and most reliable launch vehicle in the world to date. All Soyuz ...

                                               

Soyuz MS-10

Soyuz MS-10 was a manned Soyuz spaceflight which aborted shortly after launch on 11 October 2018 in Russia. The mission lasted roughly 30 minutes before being aborted. MS-10 was the 139th flight of a Soyuz spacecraft. It was planned to transport ...

                                               

SpaceX Starship

SpaceX Starship is a launch vehicle being developed by SpaceX, a private Aerospace company, since 2012. It is a super heavy launch vehicle, meaning it is capable of lifting more than 50 tonnes of payload into Low Earth orbit, Starship is a fully ...

                                               

Train

A train is a set of carriages on a railway. A place where a train stops to let people get on and off is called a Train station or railway station. Early trains used horse power and ran on wooden or iron tracks. These were used in the Middle Ages. ...

                                               

Ballast tamper

A ballast tamper is a machine used to make railway tracks level. It is like the railway version of a road roller but instead of only squashing the high parts, it also lifts the track out of dips. Before tamping machines were made, tamping was don ...

                                               

Desiro

Desiro is the brand name for a design of modular train manufactured by Siemens of Germany. The Desiro can be made as a diesel or electric multiple unit DMU or EMU. It is normally made as two and three-car trainsets. Although there are many differ ...

                                               

Doctor Yellow

Doctor Yellow are a group of Japanese trains which are used to test the condition of Shinkansen high-speed train lines. The trains check the tracks on the ground and also the wires which run above the trains. Their name comes from their unusual e ...

                                               

Eurostar

Eurostar is a high-speed train service in Western Europe connecting London and Kent in the United Kingdom with Paris and Lille in France, and Brussels in Belgium. In addition, there are limited services from London to Disneyland Paris and seasona ...

                                               

Kansas Pacific Railway

The Kansas Pacific Railway was a historic railroad company. They operated in the western United States in the late 19th century. The railroad was consolidated with the Union Pacific in 1880. Its mainline is still an important part of the Union Pa ...

                                               

Pacific Railroad Acts

The Pacific Railroad Acts of 1862 were a series of acts of Congress that supported the construction of a "transcontinental railroad" in the United States. This happened through authorizing issuing government bonds and the grants of land to railro ...

                                               

Retarder

In rail transport, a retarder is a device put in a classification yard used to slow down the speed of freight cars as they are sorted into trains. Each retarder has a series of stationary brakes around a short section of each rail on the track th ...

                                               

Union Pacific Railroad

Union Pacific Railroad is a freight-hauling railroad that has 8.500 locomotives. They have over 32.100 route-miles in 23 U.S. states west of Chicago and New Orleans. The Union Pacific Railroad system is the biggest in the United States. They are ...

                                               

Watercraft

A watercraft is a vehicle that can move on the surface of the water. Some watercrafts can go under the water. Examples of watercrafts are boats, ships, hovercraft and submarines. Watercrafts are usually propelled by a sail, oar, paddle or engine.

                                               

Cable ferry

A cable ferry is a ferry that is guided across a river by cables connected to both shores. Early cable ferries used either rope or steel chains, with the latter resulting in the name "chain ferry". Both of these were replaced by wire cable in the ...

                                               

Ferry

Ferry is a boat or ship that is used to take people, vehicles or goods across large bodies of water, such as seas, lakes and rivers. In many places around the world, ferries are very important for public transport. Some of these places can only b ...

                                               

Multi-instrumentalist

A multi-instrumentalist is a musician who plays two or more musical instruments. Many professional musicians aim to become multi-instrumentalists. In an orchestra, a number of musicians might each play a variety of different instruments during a ...

                                               

Captain Beefheart

Don Van Vliet was an American singer. He is better known by his stage name Captain Beefheart. He was best known for his collaborations and rivalry, with long time friend, Frank Zappa. He is an inspiration to many "alternative" singers. He retired ...

                                               

Frank Zappa

Frank Vincent Zappa was an American musician and composer. He was known for his strange style of music, which was often weird and funny. He made various types of music and many albums. Zappa worked with many other musicans, most notably his 1960s ...

                                               

Grandpa Jones

Louis Marshall Jones, known professionally as Grandpa Jones, was an American banjo player and "old time" country and gospel music singer. He is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. Jones was born on October 20, 1913 in Niagara, Kentucky. H ...

                                               

Earl Scruggs

Earl Eugene Scruggs was an American musician. He was known for playing a banjo in bluegrass. Playing the banjo in bluegrass is now known as "Scruggs Style". He is known for his songs such as Dueling Banjos, Foggy Mountain Breakdown, Earls Breakdo ...

                                               

Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger was an American folk musician and songwriter. He was a longtime friend of Woody Guthrie, and founder of The Almanac Singers and The Weavers, two famous folk bands. Seegers usual musical instrument is a banjo.

                                               

Ralph Stanley

Ralph Edmund Stanley, also known as Dr. Ralph Stanley, was an American bluegrass artist. He was known for his unique singing and banjo playing. On June 23, 2016, Stanley died of skin cancer in Coeburn, Virginia, aged 89.

                                               

Bassist

A bassist is a musician whose musical instrument is a bass guitar or a double bass. In rock, pop, country, metal, jazz fusion, and funk music, most bassists play a bass guitar. In some types of jazz, and in rockabilly, bluegrass, and in symphony ...

                                               

Dave Brockie

David Murray Dave Brockie, better known by his stage name Oderus Urungus, was a Canadian and American musician. He was best known as the lead vocalist, bassist and guitarist for the American multi-genre band Gwar. He performed under such genres a ...

                                               

Chi Cheng

Chi Ling Dai Cheng was an American musician and bassist for alternative metal band Deftones. He was of Chinese ancestry. He was also the author of a collection of poetry which was titled The Bamboo Parachute and was released in June 2000 as a spo ...

                                               

Ronnie James Dio

Ronnie James Dio was an American heavy metal singer. His parents were Italian Americans. He performed with Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, and his own band Dio. He was also part of the band Heaven and Hell, with some of the original Black Sabbath me ...