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2011-08-17 06:48:40

Terrence W Wilcutt has been appointed NASA's chief of safety and mission assurance, effective Sept 1.

2011-07-27 09:37:30

Bryan O'Connor, NASA's chief of safety and mission assurance since 2002, has announced plans to retire from the agency on Aug 31.

2011-02-10 15:00:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has presented the agency's Quality and Safety Achievement Recognition, or QASAR, award for 2010 to Wayne Frazier of Stafford, Va.

2010-12-07 16:15:00

FAIRMONT, W.Va., Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gregory D. Blaney has been named director of NASA's Independent Verification and Validation, or IV&V, Program in Fairmont.

2008-06-18 18:00:05

The U.S. space agency says it's selected EG&G Technical Services Inc. to provide institutional services at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration said the cost-plus-award-fee contract, with a potential value of approximately $1.5 billion, begins Oct.

2007-08-29 11:55:00

After finding no evidence of astronauts drinking before launching into space, NASA said Wednesday it is considering limited alcohol testing of its employees, including astronauts.

2007-07-12 17:00:26

Two top NASA officials, including the man in charge of developing new spacecraft for future missions to the moon and Mars, plan to leave the space agency, a spokeswoman said Thursday.

2006-06-21 18:30:34

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - NASA's top safety officer on Wednesday said he won't appeal a decision to clear shuttle Discovery for liftoff next week, even though he has nagging concerns about the spaceship's safety.

2006-06-21 18:50:00

The decision to press ahead with the launch of space shuttle Discovery next month without fixing the foam problem came down to whether six months would be too long to wait for repairs, NASA's chief engineer said Wednesday.

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2010-11-17 15:19:28

James Adamson is a former NASA astronaut and retired colonel of the United States Army. He was born James Craig Adamson on March 3, 1946 in Warsaw, New York. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Engineering from West Point and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Army in 1969. In 1977, he completed a Master of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University. Following completion of his Masters Degree, he became Assistant Professor of Aerodynamics at the United States...

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