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NASA Completes Publication Of Boris Chertok's Rockets And People Memoir Series
2012-02-16 04:44:06

NASA's History Program Office has released the fourth volume of the English translation of Russian space pioneer Boris Chertok's highly acclaimed memoirs, Rockets and People: The Moon Race. Much has been written in the West on the history of the Soviet space program but few Westerners have read direct first-hand accounts of the men and women who were behind the many Russian accomplishments in exploring space. The memoirs of academician Chertok, who worked under the legendary Sergey...

US Space & Rocket Center Receives New Funding
2011-10-18 05:25:01

The US Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama is getting a generous gift of $250,000 from the city to help with the center´s immense debt. Under Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle´s call, city leaders approved the one-time emergency payment to the space center to help it deal with its $19 million worth of debt. The center is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Alabama and generates millions of dollars in tax revenue for the city of Huntsville, but it has had some...

Caltech Event Marks 75th Anniversary of JPL Rocket Tests
2011-10-13 08:05:59

The 75th anniversary of the first rocket experiments at the site that became NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., will be celebrated with a special free, public screening of the new documentary, "The American Rocketeer" at the California Institute of Technology's Beckman Auditorium on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 8 p.m. This never-before-seen film is one installment in a three-part documentary series chronicling the early history of JPL. All three installments will air on KCET Los...

2010-12-16 15:00:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA named Richard Keegan as the agency's associate deputy administrator on Thursday. He replaces Charles Scales, who has held the position since April 2007. Scales is retiring. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The associate deputy administrator assists and supports NASA's administrator and deputy administrator during day-to-day agency operations, across the broad scope of institutional and workforce issues,...

2010-07-09 10:31:44

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden has named Ramon "Ray" Lugo III as director of the agency's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, effective July 18. Lugo has been Glenn's acting director since March. As Glenn's director, Lugo is responsible for planning, organizing and leading the activities needed to accomplish the missions assigned to the center. Glenn has research, technology and systems development programs in space propulsion, space power, space communications, aeronautical propulsion and...

2010-04-20 08:52:28

Justin Varner of Selinsgrove, Pa., has spent almost four months providing network engineering support to the Launch Services Program at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla. Varner, a member of NASA's Undergraduate Student Research Program is assigned to the control and data systems division of the engineering department. His work involves researching, designing and implementing virtual network technologies for the launch control system. The program offers students internships in science,...

2009-06-26 10:26:22

 On the eve of the 40th anniversary of the historic first moon landing, NASA is seeking ideas from the public, academia, and industry about how to analyze and catalog notes from spaceflight pioneer Wernher von Braun into an electronic, searchable database or other system. Von Braun was the first director of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., and a key figure in the development of the Saturn V rocket and NASA's Apollo program. NASA has a full collection of "Weekly...

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2008-04-08 06:30:00

Many German people are completely unaware that the global space race began on a remote and sandy island off the Baltic coast, a modest place with wide open skies and rows of pine trees. However, it was at this place that the world's first long-range ballistic missiles were tested for the Nazis. At the Peenemuende testing site in 1942 a team of engineers under Wernher von Braun laid the foundations for sending man to the moon and the Cold War missile race. Germans, in general, don't celebrate...

2007-01-11 16:05:00

MOSCOW -- His work and even his name were once top Soviet secrets. It wasn't until after his death that Sergei Korolyov became known to the world as the man who led the team that put the world's first satellite into orbit and sent the first human into space. Russia marks the 100th anniversary Friday of the birth of Korolyov, who suffered years of torture, starvation and hard labor in Josef Stalin's gulag before becoming chief of the Soviet rocket program. His daughter, Natalia, recalled how...


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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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