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NASA Legend Whitcomb Enters Aviation Hall Of Fame
2012-10-07 10:34:04

April Flowers for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online On Saturday, October 6, the National Aviation Hall of Fame in Dayton, Ohio, inducted a new class of "enshrinees." Among them was Richard T. Whitcomb, a NASA aeronautics engineer whose contributions made supersonic flight practical. Located at the National Museum of the United States Air Force, the National Aviation Hall of Fame is dedicated to honoring those who have made unique contributions to America's rich legacy of...

2012-09-26 07:51:45

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden announced three changes to his senior leadership team Tuesday. Robert Lightfoot, acting associate administrator at NASA Headquarters in Washington, will assume that role on a permanent basis. Patrick Scheuermann, director of NASA's John C. Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss., will become director of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. Scheuermann, will replace Robin Henderson, who has filled the position on a temporary basis...

2012-09-20 23:03:17

Robert Downing, Arcata Associates Chief Engineer on the Research Facilities and Engineering Support Services (RF&ESS) contract at NASA Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC), was awarded a NASA Exceptional Service Medal at the DFRC Honor Awards ceremony on August 23, 2012. Edwards, CA (PRWEB) September 20, 2012 Robert Downing, Arcata Associates Chief Engineer on the Research Facilities and Engineering Support Services (RF&ESS) contract at NASA Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC), was...


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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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