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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...

NASA Wants You! Have You Got What It Takes?
2012-09-13 12:00:22

April Flowers for redOrbit.com -- Your Universe Online "Now it is time to take longer strides—time for a great new American enterprise—time for this nation to take a clearly leading role in space achievement, which in many ways may hold the key to our future on earth." -- President John F. Kennedy addressing a Joint Session of Congress, May 25, 1962 NASA is making a call for students willing to help with those longer strides, students who want to be part of the mission to...

2012-09-11 13:10:50

NASA is offering a variety of special features to commemorate the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy's address at Rice University in Houston on Sept. 12, 1962. In that famous speech, Kennedy proclaimed, "We choose to go to the moon in this decade," which set the United States on a course of space exploration that we continue to build on today. On Wednesday, NASA Television will air in its entirety a high-quality version of the address at 11:15 a.m. EDT, the same time President Kennedy...

2012-08-31 12:12:04

NASA Chief Technologist Mason Peck will join officials from The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), along with state and local leaders, for the official opening of the Center for Space Exploration Technology Research (cSETR) and the NASA Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Aerospace Education Laboratory at 12:30 p.m. EDT (10:30 a.m. MDT), Thursday, Sept. 6. The opening will take place in the foyer of the university's engineering building. The NASA-funded cSETR conducts analytical,...


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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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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
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This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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