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Retired NASA Astronaut And Test Pilot C. Gordon Fullerton Dies At 76
2013-08-22 10:09:36

NASA [ Watch The Video - Retired Astronaut Gordon Fullerton Dies ] C. Gordon Fullerton, who compiled a distinguished career as a NASA astronaut, research pilot and Air Force test pilot spanning almost 50 years, died Aug. 21. He was 76. Fullerton had sustained a severe stroke in late 2009, and had been confined to a long-term care facility in Lancaster, Calif., for most of the past 3½ years. Fullerton logged 382 hours in space flight on two space shuttle missions while serving in...

2011-02-24 09:04:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Alan "Al" Norman, a veteran Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) experimental test pilot, was recently named Chief Test Pilot for the F-35 Lightning II program. Norman replaces former F-35 Chief Test Pilot Jon Beesley, who retired Jan. 31. Prior to joining Lockheed Martin in 1999, Norman served in the U.S. Air Force for 23 years as a fighter pilot and test pilot. In 1999, he left active duty and became an experimental test pilot for Lockheed Martin...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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