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2015-03-20 16:20:24

HAMPTON, Va., March 20, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, March 24 at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, three aerospace curators from the Smithsonian National Air

2015-03-05 16:20:54

GREENBELT, Md., March 5, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Media are invited to hear leaders in the science and engineering world speak at the 53rd Robert H.

NACA 100 years
2015-03-03 12:54:23

Today marks a special anniversary for the NASA family. It was 100 years ago, on March 3, 1915, when Congress created the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), the organization from which NASA was created in 1958.

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2014-11-19 10:17:02

Temperatures are dropping, the leaves are falling, and the countdown is on to the busiest time of year for air travel around the nation.

2014-09-17 23:02:17

Fans of author Homer Hickam [October Sky (movie) and Rocket Boys (book)] have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to launch rockets, enjoy a 1950’s concert with Bill Haley’s Comets, and meet


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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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  • To play, gamble.
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  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.
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