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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...

2010-01-21 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. On April 9, Apollo 13 astronauts Fred Haise, James Lovell and famed NASA Flight Director Gene Kranz will come together to commemorate this legendary voyage's 40th Anniversary during a special celebration hosted by the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) at...

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. Neil Armstrong hosts the 90-minute documentary that features film and video highlights of the agency's first half-century. Included are insights and perspectives from astronauts, scientists, engineers and others whose contributions have helped shepherd America's space program....

2008-06-24 02:29:15

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Jason S. Sharp, NASA Headquarters, Washington, +1-202- 358-5213, jason.s.sharp@nasa.gov WASHINGTON,June 23/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In honor of NASA's 50th anniversary, the Smithsonian Institution's Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage and NASA are partnering on this year's Folklife Festival. The festival will be held Wednesday, June 25 through Sunday, June 29, and Wednesday, July 2 through Sunday, July 6, outdoors on the National Mall between Seventh...

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. During the 10-day mission, Apollo 7's crew -- Commander Walter Schirra, Command Service Module Pilot Donn F. Eisele and Lunar Module Pilot R. Walter Cunningham--paved the way for the missions to follow. Once Apollo 7 cleared the pad, a three-shift mission control team-led by flight directors Glynn Lunney, Eugene Kranz and Gerald D. Griffin in Houston took over. A little...

2004-12-15 07:36:31

NASA -- 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. Hagin has degrees in both English and engineering, fields often not complementary as anyone who has read an engineering manual can testify. But the combination came...

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  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.