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2005-09-09 13:21:57

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA's first black shuttle commander said Friday he is resigning as the space agency's deputy administrator after a 31-year career. "I've had an exciting career in NASA, but it is now time to step down so that someone younger and highly motivated can have the same experience," Frederick Gregory, 64, wrote in his resignation letter to President Bush. The former astronaut said he will remain on the job until the Senate confirms his successor. He will probably stay...

2005-01-28 07:42:11

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- NASA observed a moment of silence across the country and in orbit Thursday in memory of the 17 astronauts killed in America's three spacecraft tragedies. "NASA remembers our heroes," the space agency said on its Internet site against a black backdrop, flashing photos of the Apollo 1, Challenger and Columbia crews. Aboard the international space station, commander Leroy Chiao asked colleagues in Mission Control to pause with him to "honor our fallen." A year...

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Frederick Gregory
2012-10-18 12:12:55

Frederick Gregory is a former NASA astronaut and retired USAF Colonel. He was born Frederick Drew Gregory on January 7, 1941 in Washington, D.C. and lived there throughout his childhood. He graduated from Anacostia High School in 1958 and went on to attend the United States Air Force Academy, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1964. During his time with the Air Force, he was honored with many awards, including the Presidential Rank Award, the Defense Superior Service Medal, the...

Norman Earl Thagard
2012-10-01 17:31:15

Norman Earl Thagard is considered to be the first American cosmonaut. He is an American scientist and has retired from being a NASA astronaut after his selection in 1978. He also achieved Medical Doctor and climbed the ranks in the United States Marine Corps to Captain. Thagard logged 140 days, 13 hours and 24 minutes in space before retirement. He currently is a professor at the Florida State University in the College of Engineering. Thagard was born in Marianna, Florida on July 3, 1943...

2012-03-24 10:07:28

Atlantis launched from Kennedy Space Center on November 24, 1991 at 6:44 PM EST and landed at Edwards AFB on December 1 at 2:34 PM PST. The shuttle orbited 110 times at an altitude of 197 nautical miles at an inclination of 28.5 degrees and travelled 2.9 million miles. The mission lasted 6 days, 22 hours, 50 minutes, and 44 seconds. This was an unclassified Department of Defense mission. The payload included a Defense Support Program (DSP) satellite and attached Inertial Upper Stage...

2012-03-24 09:40:00

Discovery launched from Kennedy Space Center on November 22, 1989 at 7:23 PM EST and landed at Edwards Air Force Base on November 27 at 4:30 PM PST. The shuttle orbited 79 times at an altitude of 302 nautical miles at an inclination of 28.45 degrees and travelled 2.1 million miles. This was a Department of Defense mission and all activities are classified. The launch set for November 20 was rescheduled to allow changeout of suspect integrated electronic assemblies on the twin solid rocket...

2010-11-17 15:40:10

John Blaha is an engineer, a retired United States Air Force Colonel, and a former NASA astronaut. He was born John Elmer Blaha on August 26, 1942 in San Antonio, Texas. He graduated from Granby High School in Norfolk, Virginia in 1960, and then went on to attend the United States Air Force Academy, where he received a Bachelor of Science in engineering science in 1965. Just one year later, he earned a Master of Science in astronautical engineering from Purdue University. In 1967, Blaha...

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  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
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