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2011-04-17 07:44:02

NASA is recognizing Christopher C. Kraft Jr., America's first human space mission flight director, by naming the Mission Control Center in his honor for his service to the nation and its space programs. Johnson Space Center Director Michael Coats made it official April 14 at a dedication ceremony and unveiling of a new nameplate on the building, designating the legendary building as the Christopher C. Kraft Jr. Mission Control Center. "Dr. Kraft's life stands as a testament to his dream of...

2011-04-11 10:29:00

HOUSTON, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- News media are invited to attend a naming ceremony for the Mission Control Center at 10 a.m. CDT Thursday, April 14, at NASA's Johnson Space Center, which will include an unveiling of the building's new nameplate. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) NASA is recognizing Christopher C. Kraft, Jr., America's first human space mission flight director, by naming the mission control center in his honor for his...

2010-03-24 13:06:00

HOUSTON, March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator, Major General (USMC, Ret.) Charles Bolden, Jr., will give the keynote address at the Rotary National Award for Space Achievement (RNASA) Foundation's annual awards banquet on April 30. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100324/DA76149-a) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100324/DA76149-b) Veteran space journalist Miles O'Brien will emcee the black-tie event held at the Houston Hyatt Regency where the highlight...

2009-06-12 09:51:00

HOUSTON, June 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected three new flight directors who will manage and carry out shuttle flights and International Space Station expeditions. Dina Contella, Scott Stover and Ed Van Cise will join a select group of individuals who lead human spaceflights from Mission Control at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) "Since the first flight director, Chris Kraft, was selected during the...

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2009-06-12 10:15:00

NASA has selected three new flight directors who will manage and carry out shuttle flights and International Space Station expeditions. Dina Contella, Scott Stover and Ed Van Cise will join a select group of individuals who lead human spaceflights from Mission Control at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. "Since the first flight director, Chris Kraft, was selected during the Mercury era, 77 men and women have served as flight directors. One of the new flight directors will be the 80th in...

2009-05-13 09:47:00

HOUSTON, May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The Rotary National Award for Space Achievement (RNASA) Foundation's National Space Trophy was presented to former NASA Administrator Michael D. Griffin on Friday, May 8 at a gala held at the Houston Hyatt Regency hotel. Guests, including former trophy winners, NASA officials, members of the military, aerospace executives, and Stellar Award nominees, were welcomed by RNASA President Rodolfo Gonzalez and Harris County Judge Ed Emmett. Clear Lake High School...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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