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2012-02-24 12:27:10

NASA has presented its premier honor for quality and performance, the George M. Low Award, to two companies that share a commitment to teamwork, technical and managerial excellence, safety, and customer service.

2012-02-22 04:37:35

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden announced Tuesday changes to his senior leadership team.

Juno Spacecraft Refines Path To Jupiter
2012-02-06 09:58:11

NASA's solar-powered Juno spacecraft successfully refined its flight path last Wednesday with the mission's first trajectory correction maneuver. The maneuver took place on Feb. 1.

2012-01-21 04:16:31

Media representatives are invited to NASA's Stennis Space Center in Mississippi on Jan. 25 for a behind-the-scenes look at the facilities used for testing the J-2X engines that will launch astronauts on missions to deep space aboard the Space Launch System (SLS).

2012-01-13 10:30:12

The relocation of the RS-25D space shuttle main engine inventory from Kennedy Space Center's Engine Shop in Cape Canaveral, Fla., is underway.

Student Teams To Take NASA's Launch Challenge
2012-01-06 07:14:32

More than 500 students from middle schools, high schools, colleges and universities in 29 states will show their rocketeering prowess in the 2011-12 NASA Student Launch Projects flight challenge.


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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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