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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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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).

2012-12-21 15:35:17

The team designing America's new flagship rocket has completed successfully a major technical review of the vehicle's core stage.


Latest Marshall Space Flight Center Reference Libraries

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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