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2012-04-17 10:20:39

HOUSTON, April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA today successfully conducted a drop test of the Orion crew vehicle's entry, descent and landing parachutes high above the Arizona desert in preparation for the vehicle's orbital flight test, Exploration Flight Test -1, in 2014. Orion will carry astronauts deeper into space than ever before, provide emergency abort capability, sustain the crew during space travel and ensure a safe re-entry and landing. (Logo:...

2012-04-13 10:20:11

HOUSTON, April 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Oregonians 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 Oregon Museum of Science and Industry in Portland, Ore., from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 24 to Thursday, April 26. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The centerpiece of...

Student Teams Ready To Compete In NASA's Great Moonbuggy Race
2012-04-09 03:52:45

Approximately 100 returning and rookie teams from around the world will compete for a top-three finish at the 19th-annual NASA Great Moonbuggy Race, April 13-14, at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville. More than 500 high school, college and university students from 20 states, as well as Puerto Rico, Canada, Germany, Russia, United Arab Emirates, Italy and India, are expected to race their specially crafted lunar rovers or "moonbuggies." Students begin preparing for the...

2012-04-05 06:20:19

TROY, Mich., April 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- During the 2012 Americas HyperWorks Technology Conference (HTC2012), Altair Engineering, Inc. will bring aerospace to the forefront of its agenda and underscore the significant impact of technology on the evolution of the industry. Veteran astronaut T.K. Mattingly will deliver one of the event's most anticipated keynote addresses, followed by several aerospace-focused sessions that will concentrate on industry-wide advanced technology application....

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2012-03-31 07:20:58

On Friday, NASA officials claimed that they were the rightful owners of the Apollo 11 rocket engines found on the floor of the Atlantic Ocean earlier this week by a privately-funded expedition headed up by Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos, CNN.com is reporting. As previously reported here on RedOrbit, Bezos announced the discovery of the spacecraft's F-1 engines that carried Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to the moon using deep-sea sonar equipment. The engines, which powered the Saturn V...

2012-03-30 10:20:07

WASHINGTON, March 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden regarding the efforts announced this week by Jeff Bezos to recover main engines from the Saturn V first stage rocket of Apollo 11: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) "I would like to thank Jeff Bezos for his communication with NASA informing us of his historic find. I salute him and his entire team on this bold venture and wish them all the...

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2012-03-29 11:38:39

The most famous of all the Apollo missions, Apollo 11 put Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the moon, the first time man had ever stepped foot there. In July of 1969, the Saturn V rocket, powered by five massive F-1 engines, roared into life and launched itself into history books worldwide. Generating 7.5 million pounds of thrust, the engines peeled off of the rocket, as planned, after just two minutes of use. These engines tumbled into the Atlantic ocean and have yet to be recovered....

2012-03-16 23:00:02

New Positions Reflect Strategic Growth Initiatives Frederica, Delaware (PRWEB) March 15, 2012 ILC Dover, the world's leader in engineered soft goods, announced today that is has appointed Patrick J. Owens, Jr. as its new President and William J. Wallach as its new Chief Executive Officer. Patrick Owens joins ILC Dover from DuPont where he demonstrated leadership in business-to-government, business-to-consumer, and business-to-business marketing and sales. During his tenure at DuPont, Mr....

2012-03-13 06:45:00

PASADENA, Calif., March 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC) announced today that it has been has been awarded its first option year by NASA for its Manufacturing Support and Facility Operations Contract (MSFOC) at the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center's Michoud Assembly Facility (MAF) in New Orleans. The option year has a potential value of $137 million. MAF is managed by the Marshall Space Flight Center and provides a unique capability for manufacturing...

2012-03-09 13:38:00

NEW YORK, March 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TEDxHarlem tickets are now on sale. TEDxHarlem is an independently organized TED-licensed event. The one-day interactive forum will feature presentations on inspiring ideas and innovations by prominent speakers across various industries and will be held at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, NY on March 27 from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. EDT. The theme, "Creating Waves," speaks to the notion that ideas have the ability to spread and make an impact, no matter...


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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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