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'Operation Give Thanks' Allows Us To Serve Those Who Serve Us
2012-12-18 15:22:48

NASA For a second year the NASA Goddard Veterans Advisory Committee, or VAC, conducted an operation in support of those who continue to defend the American liberties we all enjoy. “Operation Give Thanks 2012” also provided an opportunity for Goddard community members to send a few comforts of home to active duty members currently serving on a battlefield somewhere overseas. “America is daily afforded the opportunity to live under the protection of so many who are...

2012-12-13 11:47:16

NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver will participate in a media teleconference at 11:30 a.m. EST Thursday, Dec. 13, to discuss the Partnership for Public Service Best Places to Work rankings. Assistant Administrator for Human Capital Management Jeri Buchholz also will be available to answer questions. Rankings were determined through the Office of Personnel Management's Employee Viewpoint Survey of nearly 700,000 federal workers and will be announced Thursday morning at an event in...


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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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Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.