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2014-04-23 16:21:26

WASHINGTON, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cadets and students from the U.S. Air Force Academy and the Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy Magnet School in Colorado will gather at 11:50 a.m. EDT Thursday, April 24, to speak live with astronauts currently aboard the International Space Station. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The event, featuring NASA astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Steve Swanson, will be broadcast live on NASA Television and the agency's...

Presidential Medal Of Freedom Awarded To The Late Sally Ride
2013-11-21 05:31:48

[ Watch the Video: Sally Rides Receives Presidential Medal of Freedom ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online President Obama awarded the late Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, with the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Wednesday in a special ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the award’s creation by President John F. Kennedy. A role model to generations of young women, Dr. Ride flew into space aboard the Challenger shuttle on June 18, 1983 at...

Mars Rover Curiosity's Team Selected To Receive Space Foundation Award
2013-01-16 10:42:18

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory The NASA mission that had the nation holding its breath as it tested an ingenious but never-before-used landing technique, and continues to amaze with new discoveries about Mars has been selected as the 2013 recipient of the Space Foundation's John L. "Jack" Swigert, Jr., Award for Space Exploration. NASA's Mars Science Laboratory project is using the rover Curiosity to investigate whether the study area within Gale Crater has offered environmental...

NASA Wants Lovell’s Apollo 13 Checklist Back
2012-01-06 12:44:19

Apollo 13 commander James Lovell is trying to sell a 70-page checklist from the flight that includes his handwritten calculations that played a part in bringing the spacecraft back home safely, but NASA is saying not so fast. Heritage Auctions sold the document in November for over $388,000, which went for about 15 times its initial list price. The checklist was used during the Apollo 13 mission by Lovell to try and calculate how the astronauts would be able to return home.  The...

2009-11-24 12:54:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will present astronaut Fred Haise, Jr., with NASA's Ambassador of Exploration Award during a ceremony on Wednesday, Dec. 2, at the Gorenflo Elementary School in Biloxi, Miss. Haise will present the award, consisting of a moon rock encased in Lucite for display, to Paul Tisdale, superintendent of the Biloxi Public School System, and Tina Thompson, the school's principal. Haise attended Gorenflo. (Logo:...

2009-11-24 14:00:00

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will present astronaut Fred Haise, Jr., with NASA's Ambassador of Exploration Award during a ceremony on Wednesday, Dec. 2, at the Gorenflo Elementary School in Biloxi, Miss. Haise will present the award, consisting of a moon rock encased in Lucite for display, to Paul Tisdale, superintendent of the Biloxi Public School System, and Tina Thompson, the school's principal. Haise attended Gorenflo. NASA is giving the Ambassador of Exploration Award to the first...

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2005-04-19 18:37:34

HOUSTON (AP) -- A group of engineers was honored Tuesday for concocting a plan using plastic bags, cardboard and duct tape to save Apollo 13's astronauts after their spacecraft was crippled by an explosion 35 years ago. Astronauts Jim Lovell, Fred Haise and Jack Swigert would have died without the engineers' quick thinking, said John Schneiter, president of GlobalSpec, the New York company that presented the award - a crystal globe. Sunday marked the 35th anniversary of the spacecraft's...

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2005-04-19 10:20:00

HOUSTON (AP) -- A group of engineers at NASA's Johnson Space Center used plastic bags, cardboard and duct tape to provide astronauts aboard Apollo 13 with clean air to breathe after their spacecraft was crippled by an explosion 35 years ago. The engineers' work to save astronauts Jim Lovell, Fred Haise and Jack Swigert was to be recognized Tuesday by a company that runs an engineering search engine. Engineers, astronauts and flight controllers were expected for a ceremony at the space...


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2010-10-29 20:50:05

Jim Lovell is a former NASA astronaut and a retired captain in the US Navy. He was born as James "Jim" Arthur Lovell, Jr. on March 25, 1928 in Cleveland, Ohio. During his childhood, Lovell was interested in rocketry, and built flying models. His father died in a car accident when he was young. Lovell graduated from Juneau High School in Wisconsin. Later he attended the University of Wisconsin"“Madison for two years. He then transferred to the United States Naval Academy, and entered in the...

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2010-10-29 20:38:34

Jack Swigert was a NASA astronaut and one of only 24 people to have flown to the Moon. He was born as John Leonard 'Jack' Swigert, Jr. on August 30, 1931 in Denver, Colorado. He attended the Blessed Sacrament School, Regis Jesuit High School, and East High School to complete his primary education. He then went to the University of Colorado at Boulder and played varsity football. He received a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering, and then went on to earn a master of science...

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