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2013-02-05 10:17:40

NASA will hold a media teleconference at 2 p.m. EST, Thursday, Feb. 7, to discuss an asteroid 150-feet in diameter that will pass close, but safely, by Earth on Feb. 15. The flyby creates a unique opportunity for researchers to observe and learn more about asteroids. The teleconference participants are: --Lindley Johnson, program executive, Near-Earth Object (NEO) Observations Program, NASA Headquarters, Washington --Timothy Spahr, director, Minor Planet Center, Harvard-Smithsonian...

2013-02-01 07:58:05

NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center will host a national workshop for the Study on Applications for Large Space Optics (SALSO) Feb. 5-6. The workshop will feature presentations on concepts for the use of two large space telescopes that were transferred to NASA last year. The SALSO workshop will help develop concepts aligned with five principal areas: space technology focused research, validation or demonstration; human exploration and operations; heliophysics; planetary science; and...

2013-01-25 14:44:01

Media are invited to a photo and interview opportunity at 10 a.m. EST Wednesday, Jan. 30, at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Journalists will visit Kennedy's Swamp Works research laboratories and the facility where NASA's Orion spacecraft is being prepared for its first launch. Kennedy Director Bob Cabana will provide a status update on the center´s transformation to a multiuse government and commercial space launch and recovery complex. Media must be at Kennedy's press site...

NASA Engineers Test Fire 1960s-Era Apollo Engine For Future Rocket Design
2013-01-25 08:57:01

[Watch Video: F-1 Engine Gas Generator Testing] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Sometimes moving forward requires a little looking back. And at NASA, looking back to the days of the Apollo program is helping space engineers develop the next generation of rockets for the future of space travel. NASA resurrected the mighty F-1, an engine that powered the Saturn V rocket, to help engineers develop a heavy lift rocket for missions to the moon and beyond. The NASA...

2013-01-15 09:45:28

NASA has awarded grants to nine universities for advanced development activities for the nation's next heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS). The agency is providing approximately $2.25 million that will be shared by all the proposals under this NASA Research Announcement to seek innovative and affordable solutions to evolve the launch vehicle from its initial lift capability to a larger, future version of the rocket, which will carry humans farther into deep space than ever...


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Owen Garriott
2012-10-02 10:26:07

Owen Garriott is a former United States Navy officer and NASA astronaut. He was born Owen Kay Garriott on November 22, 1930 in Enid, Oklahoma. In 1948 he graduated from Enid High School and then went on to attend the University of Oklahoma, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering in 1953. He subsequently joined the United States Navy and worked his way to the role of officer. However, just three years later Garriott decided to leave the Navy to pursue a higher...

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2013-03-16 00:00:00

Wernher von Braun (March 23, 1912 - June 16, 1977) was one of the leading figures in the development of rocket technology in Germany and the United States. His work on the Nazi rocket program made him a controversial figure. The controversy was captured in a song by satirist Tom Lehrer, who described him as "A man whose allegiance is ruled by expedience". He was born on in Wirsitz, Posen, Germany and his mother gave him a telescope upon his Lutheran confirmation. His interest in astronomy...

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