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2013-09-19 10:28:43

Gen. Eugene Tattini, who has served for the past 12 years as deputy director of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., will begin his retirement on Sept. 20. His successor, U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Larry D. James, will assume his duties on Sept. 23. The deputy director functions as JPL's chief operating officer and is responsible to the director for the day-to-day management of JPL's resources and activities. JPL employs 5,000 scientists, engineers, technicians and business...

2013-09-11 11:20:55

NASA has selected Jacobs Technology, Inc., of Tullahoma, Tenn., to provide core support services at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., in the areas of institutional and research operations, maintenance and engineering. The contract will be a hybrid contract consisting of a component for sustaining services and an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) component. The core component will be Cost-Plus-Award-Fee (CPAF) and the IDIQ component will be a mix of...

NASA's Lori Garver Bids Farewell
2013-09-07 05:15:43

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver is leaving the space agency this weekend for a new job. Garver, who has been in the Number 2 slot at the space agency since July 17, 2009, announced her leaving in an open letter on the agency’s website dated September 6, 2013. In the letter, Garver thanked everyone at NASA for their “efforts and achievements” in the transformation necessary to “align NASA with the critical national...

2013-09-03 23:23:27

The annual William C. Shaw Lecture presented by SIUE’s Physics Department will pair up with the 2013 season of Arts & Issues to present Dr. John C. Mather, one of the world’s most prominent astrophysicists, on Thursday, Sept. 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the Morris University Center’s Meridian Ballroom. Edwardsville, Ill. (PRWEB) September 03, 2013 The annual William C. Shaw Lecture presented by SIUE’s Physics Department will pair up with the 2013 season of Arts & Issues to present...

Former JPL Director Bruce C. Murray Dies After A Long Illness At The Age Of 81
2013-08-30 06:59:54

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory Murray was at the helm of JPL from 1976 to 1982, during a very busy time for planetary exploration - when the Viking spacecraft landed on Mars, and Voyager 1 and 2 were launched and flew by Jupiter and Saturn. After leaving JPL, Murray was a professor of planetary science and geology at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, which manages JPL for NASA. As JPL director, Murray faced a rapidly shrinking budget, along with the rest of NASA....

2013-08-22 10:43:23

NASA has selected Millennium Engineering and Integration Co. of Arlington, Va., to support flight and mission projects, and research and development at the agency's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif. The cost-plus-fixed-fee hybrid contract has a potential value of $235 million and will include options and indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity task orders. The contract begins Oct. 1 with a 30-day phase-in and one-year base period followed by four one-year options. The...

Lori Garver, NASA Deputy Administrator, Resigning In September
2013-08-06 13:34:24

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Lori Beth Garver, 52, a Michigan native who holds a bachelor's degree in political science and economics, is stepping down from her role as Deputy Administrator at NASA (effective September 6, 2013) to pursue other interests. On her Twitter feed, Garver tweeted this morning: "Thanks to the #NASA team and #spacetweeps everywhere for your support. Sad to go; excited for next challenge with @WeAreALPA!" @WeAreALPA refers to the...


Latest NASA personnel Reference Libraries

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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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