Latest Christopher Scolese Stories

2008-07-17 18:00:14

WASHINGTON, July 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Michael Griffin on Thursday announced that Rob Strain will be the next center director of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. Strain is currently the head of the Space Department at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab in Laurel, Md. He will assume his duties as center director on Aug. 4. Goddard Space Flight Center is located approximately 6 miles northeast of Washington, near the Capital...

2007-07-12 17:00:26

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- 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. Former astronaut Scott "Doc" Horowitz, who heads NASA's Exploration Systems Mission Directorate will leave by October, and associate administrator Rex Geveden will leave at the end of July. The timing of both decisions was coincidental, and neither was asked to leave by NASA Administrator...

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. On Saturday, following a two-day flight review, NASA safety chief Bryan O'Connor and chief engineer Chris Scolese declined to endorse the U.S. space agency's certification that Discovery was ready for launch. At issue is whether additional...

2006-06-21 18:50:00

WASHINGTON -- 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. Chief Engineer Christopher Scolese said that during a meeting of top NASA officials over the weekend, he wanted to fix the problem first and launch later. He estimated the job would take six months, which he called "a reasonably short amount of time." But...

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  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.