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2014-04-23 16:21:26

WASHINGTON, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cadets and students from the U.S.

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

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.

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

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 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.

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.

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.

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2005-04-19 18:37:34

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.

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2005-04-19 10:20:00

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.


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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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