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Learn About The "X-Factor" Of NASA's Webb Telescope
2014-07-25 03:54:10

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope and Chandra X-ray observatory have something in common: a huge test chamber used to simulate the hazards of space and the distant glow of starlight.

2014-07-22 16:20:41

WASHINGTON, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fifteen years ago, NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory was launched into space aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia.

NASA Begins Engine Testing For Space Launch System Rocket
2014-07-18 03:13:38

Engineers have taken a crucial step in preparing to test parts of NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) rocket that will send humans to new destinations in the solar system.

2014-07-17 12:22:15

WASHINGTON, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Engineers have taken a crucial step in preparing to test parts of NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) rocket that will send humans to new destinations

Future SLS Missions May Benefit From Marshall-Developed Hardware For Propellant Tanks
2014-07-15 03:30:45

engineers at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, have taken the diffuser and cut it down to a much smaller size.

50th Anniversary Of The Civil Rights Act Of 1964 Celebrated by NASA
2014-07-03 03:27:10

Fifty years ago, on July 2, 1964, one of the biggest legal barriers to equal opportunity in America was toppled when President Lyndon Johnson signed into law the most sweeping civil rights legislation since the Reconstruction era.

2014-07-01 20:20:17

Fred Ordway Dies at Age 87 HUNTSVILLE, Ala., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Frederick Ordway III, a world-renowned space scientist and author, passed away Tuesday, July 1,

Testing On 3-D Printer Completed By NASA
2014-06-25 03:20:49

A 3-D printer that astronauts call their version of a "Star Trek" replicator has just completed a series of tests at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, verifying it is ready to be launched to the International Space Station later this year.

Volume Of Rocket Noise Turned Down Through SLS Scale Model Acoustic Testing
2014-06-20 03:04:46

NASA engineers recently went on an auricle ride as a scale model of the Space Launch System (SLS), including solid rocket motors, was fired -- giving an "earful" of information about how low- and high-frequency sound waves will affect the rocket on the launch pad.

2014-06-18 23:16:19

The White House Maker Faire will feature a Made In Space demonstration of their space manufacturing hardware.


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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