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Pioneering Mercury Astronauts Launched Future Of America
2014-05-05 04:00:29

By Bob Granath, NASA From ancient astronomers to fantasy authors to modern-day scientists, visionaries dreamed for centuries about travel beyond Earth into outer space. On a spring day in 1959, America's fledgling space agency introduced seven military test pilots who would turn the stuff of science fiction into the "right stuff," launching the nation into the future. Over the coming years these new astronauts would make frequent trips to Florida's Space Coast and Cape Canaveral Air...

2014-03-06 04:24:17

LONDON, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- One day event brings together market leading technology experts Redstone will be hosting a customer symposium later this month which brings together some of the UK's leading brands to discuss the latest trends in smart building technologies. The symposium will take place on the 27th March at the Tower Hotel, London where Redstone will be joined by many of its partners including Anixter, Aruba Networks, CommScope,...

NASA Wants To Know If You Spot Orion Traveling Across The US
2013-12-14 03:49:40

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A test version of NASA’s Orion spacecraft is hitting the road for the next few weeks, making its way across the country for recovery tests off the coast of California. The mockup capsule departed NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., on Wednesday, and will travel through Tennessee, Arkansas, Texas, New Mexico and Arizona before arriving at Naval Base San Diego in California early next month. Once there, it will be...

Scott Carpenter Pioneered Exploration In Space And The Oceans
2013-10-28 06:38:26

NASA As the second American to orbit the Earth and one of the "Original 7" Mercury astronauts, Scott Carpenter was one of the icons of NASA's early efforts to explore the new frontier of space. Carpenter died Oct. 11, at the age of 88 from complications following a recent stroke. He had been living in Vail, Colo. “The world mourns the passing of Scott Carpenter," said NASA Administrator Charles Bolden. "As one of the original Mercury 7 astronauts, he was in the first vanguard of...

Scott Carpenter, One Of The Original Seven NASA Astronauts, Dies
2013-10-11 06:17:54

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Malcolm Scott Carpenter, one of the original seven astronauts to go into space, has died at the age of 88. His death leaves John H. Glenn Jr. as the sole surviving member of NASA’s first class of astronauts. Carpenter’s wife Patty, announced the death but had given no cause. It was known that he entered hospice care recently after suffering a stroke. A NASA statement said he died from complications due to stroke. "We have...

2013-09-09 23:24:05

Redstone Government Consulting, Inc. is pleased to announce that Tim Di Guiseppe has joined our team as a Director on September 1, 2013. Huntsville, AL (PRWEB) September 09, 2013 Mr. Di Guiseppe is the former President of TD Government Solutions, Inc., and as a result of our partnership, Redstone Government Consulting now has an expanded presence in the Northeastern United States, along with growth in the Washington D.C. market. The combined experience of both professional service firms...

2013-08-20 23:25:18

Wellness Brands (Boulder, CO): NFL Tennessee Titans' first-round draft pick and University of Alabama All-American; Chance Warmack is the newest athlete that is actively using and enthusiastically recommending The Right Stuff® hydration formula from NASA for serious athletes. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) August 20, 2013 NFL Tennessee Titans' first-round draft pick and University of Alabama All-American, Chance Warmack has been relying on The Right Stuff® (from Wellness Brands...

2013-06-25 23:29:43

NASA Commercial Invention of the Year competition: The Right Stuff® sports hydration drink additive is honored. The NASA-developed formula used by many colleges, pro team and Olympic athletes for training and event day regimens. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) June 25, 2013 The Right Stuff® (Wellness Brands), electrolyte drink additive that hydrates strenuous-exercising astronauts, athletes, laborers and first responders, was named NASA Commercial Invention of the Year runner-up....


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2010-10-12 13:52:43

John Glenn is a former United States Marine Corps pilot, astronaut and United States senator who was the first American and third person to orbit the Earth. He was born as John Herschel Glenn, Jr. on July 18, 1921 in Cambridge, Ohio. Glenn met a girl named Anna Margaret Castor during his public schooling, and together they played in the school band. Glenn finished high school and studied chemistry at Muskingum College. He then went on to earn his private pilot's license in 1941. On April 6,...

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2010-10-12 13:43:01

Gordon Cooper was an American engineer and astronaut, and was the first American to sleep in orbit. He was born Leroy Gordon Cooper, Jr. on March 6, 1927 in Shawnee, Oklahoma. He was active in the Boy Scouts of America and achieved the second highest rank of Life Scout. He attended the University of Hawaii and completed three years of coursework before he received an Army commission. Cooper met his first wife Trudy and married her in 1947. Together they had two children, Camala and Janita....

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2010-10-11 21:49:39

Alan Shepard was a naval aviator and NASA astronaut. He was the second person, and the first American, in space. He was also the fifth person to walk on the moon. He was born Alan Bartlett Shepard, Jr. on November 18, 1923 in Derry, New Hampshire. Upon his completion of high school, Shepard's continuing education would last several more years. He started at the United States Naval Academy, where he received his Bachelor degree in 1944. In 1945, Shepard married his sweetheart, Louise Brewer....

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  • To think; to imagine; to fancy.
  • To be of opinion; have the notion; think; imagine; suppose.
The word 'ween' comes from Middle English wene, from Old English wēn, wēna ("hope, weening, expectation"), from Proto-Germanic *wēniz, *wēnōn (“hope, expectation”), from Proto-Indo-European *wen- (“to strive, love, want, reach, win”).
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