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NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first US manned spaceflight during two events this week around the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
NASA is recognizing Christopher C Kraft Jr, America's first human space mission flight director, by naming the Mission Control Center in his honor for his service to the nation and its space programs.
NASA has successfully demonstrated an alternate system for future astronauts to escape their launch vehicle.
WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has successfully demonstrated an alternate system for future astronauts to escape their launch vehicle. A simulated launch of the Max Launch Abort System, or MLAS, took place Wednesday morning at 6:26 a.m.
By Amanda Palleschi, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Aug. 1--No. 19 never got a chance to fly. Unlike 11 of his brothers and sisters, No. 19 didn't get a monkey to ride him into space, or a famous astronaut-turned-politician like John Glenn (his seventh sibling received that honor). No.
Gordon Cooper was an American engineer and astronaut, and was the first American to sleep in orbit. He was born Leroy Gordon Cooper, Jr. on March 6, 1927 in Shawnee, Oklahoma. He was active in the Boy Scouts of America and achieved the second highest rank of Life Scout. He attended the University of Hawaii and completed three years of coursework before he received an Army commission. Cooper met his first wife Trudy and married her in 1947. Together they had two children, Camala and Janita....