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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.

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.

2010-01-21 08:00:00

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Forty years ago the world watched the saga of the ill-fated Apollo 13 mission unfold when a spark of innovation blazed a trail home for the crew aboard their crippled spacecraft.

2008-10-15 13:00:00

In celebration of its 50th anniversary, NASA will premiere the documentary "50 Years of Exploration: The Golden Anniversary of NASA" on NASA Television's Public and Education channels Wednesday, Oct. 15, at 9 p.m. EDT.

2008-06-24 02:29:15

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2006-10-11 09:25:00

"She is riding like a dream." So said mission commander Walter Schirra as Apollo 7 rocketed into history on Oct. 11, 1968.

2004-12-15 07:36:31

Children's books, mysteries and Houston’s Mission Control Center have something in common. They are all dreams, some realized and some still pursued, of Dickinson, Texas, native Jennifer Hagin. She is a flight controller who will oversee the Space Shuttle's critical onboard flight computer systems when it returns to flight.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.