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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...


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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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