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Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator
2014-06-13 03:00:00

NASA did not conduct the flight test of the agency's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) from the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range in Kauai, Hawaii, during its designated launch period.

made in space 3d printer
2014-06-12 23:04:44

Made In Space's 3D printer, customized for use in microgravity, has passed all NASA tests ahead of schedule and is ready to launch to the International Space Station in August 2014.

Orion crew module
2014-06-12 03:00:51

With just six months until its first trip to space, NASA’s Orion spacecraft continues taking shape at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

2014-06-02 12:22:31

WASHINGTON, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sumara Thompson-King is NASA's new general counsel.

2014-05-22 12:21:39

WASHINGTON, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of the agency's Asteroid Grand Challenge, NASA is partnering with private internet technology company Slooh to engage citizen scientists

Low Density Supersonic Decelerator
2014-05-18 02:55:42

NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) project, a rocket-powered, saucer-shaped test vehicle, has completed final assembly at the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii.

RapidScat instrument
2014-05-16 03:00:23

A new NASA Earth-observing mission that will measure ocean winds from the International Space Station has arrived at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida to begin final preparations for launch.

Structural Test Stands For Space Launch System To Be Built At Marshall Space Flight Center
2014-05-07 03:40:06

NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) will have the largest cryogenic fuel tanks ever used on a rocket. Stands to test the tanks and other hardware to ensure that these huge structures can withstand the incredible stresses of launch will be built at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

2014-05-06 12:21:15

More than 20 American college and university teams will gather on Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats Saturday, May 17 to launch rockets they designed.

NASA Demonstrates Space Launch System Adaptive Controls
2014-03-23 14:22:05

Can a rocket maneuver like an airplane? And can an airplane act as a surrogate for a maneuvering rocket?


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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