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2012-06-23 09:42:55

Media representatives are invited to attend an event marking the arrival of NASA's first space-bound Orion spacecraft at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The event will take place at 10 a.m. EDT, Monday, July 2, at Kennedy's Operations and Checkout Building and be carried live on NASA Television and the agency's website. The Orion spacecraft will carry astronauts farther into the solar system than ever before. It will provide emergency abort capability, sustain the crew during...

2012-06-22 07:30:15

The nation's space exploration program is taking a critical step forward with a successful major technical review of the core stage of the Space Launch System (SLS), the rocket that will take astronauts farther into space than ever before. The core stage is the heart of the heavy-lift launch vehicle. It will stand more than 200 feet (61 meters) tall with a diameter of 27.5 feet (8.4 meters). NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., hosted a comprehensive review....

2012-06-21 10:20:53

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's space exploration program is taking a critical step forward with a successful major technical review of the core stage of the Space Launch System (SLS), the rocket that will take astronauts farther into space than ever before. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The core stage is the heart of the heavy-lift launch vehicle. It will stand more than 200 feet (61 meters) tall with a...

2012-06-12 02:20:48

MCLEAN, Va., June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI) announced today it was awarded a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) 2011 Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) Contractor Excellence Award (CEA) at the annual Center Director's Breakfast on May 17 in the Davidson Center for Space Exploration at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala. SAIC was honored in the Large Business - Service...

2012-05-31 10:20:42

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA engineers working on the new Space Launch System (SLS) can now begin developing the advanced, heavy-lift launch vehicle's flight software using newly delivered software test bed computers from Boeing. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The SLS will launch NASA's Orion spacecraft and provide an entirely new capability for human exploration beyond Earth's orbit. Designed to be flexible for crew or cargo...

2012-05-23 13:24:26

NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., completed wind tunnel testing for Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) of Hawthorn, Calif., to provide Falcon 9 first stage re-entry data for the company's advanced reusable launch vehicle system. Under a Reimbursable Space Act Agreement, Marshall conducted 176 runs in the wind tunnel test facility on the Falcon 9 first stage to provide SpaceX with test data that will be used to develop a re-entry database for the recovery of the...

2012-05-10 05:00:17

NASA has selected Jacobs Technology, Inc., of Tullahoma, Tenn., for its Engineering and Science Services and Skills Augmentation contract at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. The approximate, potential maximum quantity value of the contract, including all options, is $600 million. Jacobs will provide the continuous requirement for engineers, scientists and technicians necessary to support Marshall's Engineering Directorate; Science and Technology Office; Flight Programs and...

2012-05-09 10:20:40

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected Jacobs Technology, Inc., of Tullahoma, Tenn., for its Engineering and Science Services and Skills Augmentation contract at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. The approximate, potential maximum quantity value of the contract, including all options, is $600 million. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Jacobs will provide the continuous requirement for engineers,...

NASA Testing Orion Spacecraft Ahead of Proposed 2014 Test Flight
2012-05-09 03:51:28

A multi-purpose NASA spacecraft originally designed as part of the cancelled Constellation program is currently undergoing rigorous testing in preparation for a scheduled 2014 test flight, the US space agency has announced. The Orion service module, a low earth orbit manned vehicle being built by Lockheed Martin based on the now-cancelled return voyage to the moon, is currently being tested by engineers at the Marshall Space Flight Center in order to make sure that it will be able to...

2012-03-20 10:20:23

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., has issued a NASA Research Announcement (NRA) for advanced development proposals to support the nation's next heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) NASA is soliciting proposals from industry and academia for innovative advanced development in areas including concept development, trades and analyses,...


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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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