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2011-04-20 09:34:54

NASA will posthumously honor Alan B. Shepard Jr., the first American astronaut in space who later walked on the moon, with an Ambassador of Exploration Award for his contributions to the U.S. space program. Shepard's family members will accept the award on his behalf during a ceremony at 5:30 p.m. EDT on Thursday, April 28, at the U.S. Naval Academy Museum, located at 74 Greenbury Point Road in Annapolis, Md. His family will present the award to the museum for permanent display. NASA's Chief...

2009-10-09 10:41:00

DALLAS, Oct. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- On the eve of an historic mission to the moon searching for potentially life sustaining water and nitrogen, Heritage Auctions conducted a $932,000 Space Exploration Auction, led by Apollo 17 Command Module Pilot Ron Evans' Rolex watch, which realized $131,450, including 19.5% Buyer's Premium. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091009/DA90198) The handsome, all-original, 1968-era Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master was the personal watch of...

2009-09-18 07:10:00

Modeling the aerodynamic secrets of one of Nature's most efficient flyers Researchers are one step closer to creating a micro-aircraft that flies with the maneuverability and energy efficiency of an insect after decoding the aerodynamic secrets of insect flight. Dr John Young, from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia, and a team of animal flight researchers from Oxford University's Department of Zoology, used high-speed digital video cameras to film locusts in action in a...

2009-07-21 06:00:00

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif., July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- WHO: Buzz Aldrin (Astronaut, second man to walk on the Moon -- Apollo 11) Alan Bean (Astronaut, walked on Moon -- Apollo 12) Eugene Cernan (Astronaut, last man to walk on Moon -- Apollo 17) Charlie Duke (Astronaut, USAF Brigadier General, walked on Moon -- Apollo 16) Edgar Mitchell (Astronaut, walked on Moon -- Apollo 14) Harrison Schmitt (Astronaut, former Senator of New Mexico, last man who arrived on Moon -- Apollo 17) John...

2009-06-09 15:20:00

For about four years, 38-year-old Web developer John Young has been projecting film from a 1970s school projector mounted on his 1977 BMW motorcycle.With the West Chester Guerilla Drive-In, Young has resurrected the decades-old drive-in movie experience.He has traveled to more than a dozen locations to project films. In many cases, the location chosen will coincide with the movie being shown. For instance, Young brought a presentation of "Caddyshack" to a golf course, a showing of the camp...

2009-01-22 16:29:00

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- George "Pinky" Nelson, William M. Shepherd and James D. Wetherbee will join an elite group of American space heroes as they are inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame(R) during a public ceremony at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on Saturday, May 2, 2009. They will be welcomed to the ranks of legendary space pioneers like Neil Armstrong, John Glenn, Alan Shepard, Jim Lovell, Sally Ride and John Young - distinguished members of...

2008-11-13 06:00:36

Accumetrics, a provider of accessible diagnostic tests for rapid platelet function assessment, has appointed John Young as its new chief medical officer. Dr Young will serve in a part-time capacity in addition to his current appointment as professor of medicine and director of the cardiovascular innovations program at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. He will also serve as the main liaison to practicing clinicians, as well as coordinating ongoing research efforts and educational...

2008-07-13 12:00:05

By Dominic Gates, Seattle Times Jul. 13--LONDON -- Despite the Pentagon decision last week to redo the big Air Force refueling-tanker competition won in February by Airbus parent EADS and its partner Northrop Grumman, top EADS executives remain determined to break into the U.S. defense market. They talked about making a billion-dollar U.S. acquisition next year. And they are eyeing more than tankers. Saturday, EADS leaders shrugged off the tanker rebid and expressed confidence that...

2008-06-28 09:02:30

By Jim Fuquay, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Jun. 28--DALLAS -- U.S. policymakers need to give the nation's energy security more attention, equivalent to the 1960s goal of reaching the moon or the 1930s creation of public-works programs, Energy Future Holdings Chief Executive John Young said Friday. Young, who took the top post at EFH, formerly TXU, in January, said the nation faces the need to spend upward of $1.5 trillion on new electricity-generating capacity and transmission lines...

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2010-11-17 15:43:04

John Young was a NASA astronaut and engineer. He was born as John Watts Young on September 24, 1930 in San Francisco, California but was raised in Orlando, Florida. After high school, Young went to the Georgia Institute of Technology and graduated in 1952 with a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical engineering. After his graduation, he entered the United States Navy and served as a Fire Control Officer on the USS Laws. He also completed a tour in the Korean Seas. About ten years...

2010-10-29 20:25:18

Eugene Cernan was a NASA astronaut and an engineer. He was born David Eugene "Gene" Andrew Cernan on March 14, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois. He grew up in a diverse environment and graduated from Proviso East High School in Maywood, Illinois. He continued his education in Indiana at Purdue University, where he earned his Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering. He was contracted into the United States Navy at Purdue, and began flying jets as a Naval Aviator. In 1963, he obtained a Masters...

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