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2012-07-06 10:20:27

HAMPTON, Va. , July 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The future is now at NASA's Langley Research Center where a group of speakers will highlight the development to date on the Orion Project - NASA's next generation of space exploration vehicles. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) On Tuesday, July 10, NASA Langley aerospace engineers Kevin Rivers, John Davidson, Phillip Brown and Robert Parker will present, "Langley's Contribution to Human Spaceflight: Orion Pad...

2012-06-27 14:20:09

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Kennedy Space Center on Sunday, July 1 with a program that includes NASA officials discussing the historic spaceport and the dynamic transformation underway to support the next generation of space exploration. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120518/NY09986-a ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120518/NY09986LOGO-b ) Beginning the program at...

2012-06-21 10:20:14

HOUSTON, June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cedarburg festival participants will have the rare chance to touch a nearly 4-billion-year-old piece of moon rock at NASA's Driven to Explore traveling exhibit, a multimedia experience that immerses visitors in the story of NASA. The exhibit will be at the Cedarburg Strawberry Festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 23, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 24. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The...

Some Jack-Ass Shot Up A Saturn V
2012-06-19 04:34:26

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com Repair work is now officially underway for the historic Saturn V rocket after suffering gunshot wounds from a drive-by shooter. The rocket, a National Historic Landmark that is owned by the Smithsonian, was damaged last month when someone decided firing gunshots into the Davidson Center for Space Exploration at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center was a good idea. The drive-by shooter shot bullets that penetrated the windows of the Davidson Center, striking...

NASA Surpasses Test Facility Record With J-2X Powerpack Test
2012-06-10 04:53:41

NASA's Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss., broke its own record Friday when it conducted a test on the new J-2X powerpack. The test lasted for 1,150 seconds, surpassing the previous record by more than a full minute. For NASA, the test marked a milestone step in development of a next-generation rocket engine to carry humans deeper into space than ever before. For Stennis, the 19-minute, 10-second test represented the longest duration firing ever conducted in the center's A Test...

2012-06-08 14:21:05

BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss., June 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss., broke its own record Friday when it conducted a test on the new J-2X powerpack. The test lasted for 1,150 seconds, surpassing the previous record by more than a full minute. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) For NASA, the test marked a milestone step in development of a next-generation rocket engine to carry humans deeper into space than ever...

2012-06-08 06:20:26

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., June 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- KENNEDY SPACE CENTER -- For the first time in more than 30 years, NASA is allowing Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex guests inside the Launch Control Center - where NASA directors and engineers supervised all of the 152 launches for the space shuttle and Apollo programs. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120608/NY21602) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120518/NY09986LOGO-b) The KSC Up-Close: Launch...

2012-05-31 10:20:41

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) has delivered NASA three flight computer software test beds, the first critical element for flight software development in support of NASA's Space Launch System (SLS). Flight software controls the launch vehicle during preflight tanking operations and in flight. The test beds were delivered on April 25, ahead of schedule, to the Software Development Facility at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville....

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2012-05-24 19:00:57

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com NASA announced guidelines established to try and protect lunar historic sites as engineers and scientists aim their sites for the moon. The new guidelines will be taken into account by the X Prize Foundation as it judges mobility plans submitted by 26 teams trying to become the first privately-funded entity to visit the moon. NASA said it recognizes that both nations and the companies have ambitions to reach the moon, so it wanted to develop the...

2012-05-24 06:21:26

WASHINGTON, May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and the X Prize Foundation of Playa Vista, Calif., announced Thursday the Google Lunar X Prize is recognizing guidelines established by NASA to protect lunar historic sites and preserve ongoing and future science on the moon. The foundation will take the guidelines into account as it judges mobility plans submitted by 26 teams vying to be the first privately-funded entity to visit the moon. (Logo:...


Latest Apollo program Reference Libraries

Ronald Evans Jr.
2012-10-25 11:30:42

Ronald Ellwin Evans, Jr. was an astronaut that worked with NASA on the Apollo missions and served as a Captain in the United States Navy. Evans is one of the twenty-four astronauts to fly to the moon. . Evans was born on November 10, 1933 in St. Francis, Kansas. He graduated from Highland Park High School in Topeka, Kansas. Boy Scouts of America played a huge role in Evans youth as he attained the highest level of Life Scout. Evans then went on to study at the University of Kansas...

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2011-01-04 16:35:18

Vance Brand is an engineer and former test pilot and NASA astronaut. He was born Vance DeVoe Brand on May 9, 1931 in Longmont, Colorado. As a child, he was active in Troop 64 of the Boy Scouts of America and in the International Order of DeMolay. He graduated from Longmont High School and then went on to receive a Bachelor's degree in Business from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1953. Immediately after his graduation, Brand was commissioned as an officer and a naval aviator with the...

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2010-12-03 15:11:46

Frank Borman is a retired NASA astronaut and engineer. He was born Frank Frederick Borman, II on March 14, 1928 in Gary, Indiana. His father moved his family to Tucson, Arizona during Borman's childhood. He graduated from Tucson High School and then graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1950. Upon his graduation, he entered the United States Air Force and became a fighter pilot. He received his Master of Science degree in aeronautical engineering from the California Institute...

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2010-11-19 16:02:45

William Anders is a former United States Air Force officer, NASA astronaut, businessman, and engineer. He is also one of the first three people to have left Earth orbit and traveled to the Moon. He was born William Alison Anders on October 17, 1933 in Hong Kong. As a child, he was active in the Boy Scouts of America and achieved its second highest rank, Life Scout. Anders graduated from Grossmont High School in La Mesa, California. After receiving his high school diploma, he was accepted into...

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2010-11-19 15:53:27

Roger Chaffee was an American aeronautical engineer, a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy and a NASA astronaut in the Apollo program. He was born Roger Bruce Chaffee on February 15, 1935 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he graduated from Central High School. In 1957 he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Purdue University. That same year, he married Martha Horn in Oklahoma City on August 24. They had two children, Sheryl Lyn and Stephen. Chaffee was a...

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