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Skylab 4 Mission Pilot William Pogue Dies At 84
2014-03-05 09:38:49

NASA William Pogue, pilot on NASA's Skylab 4 mission in 1973-74, has died. He was 84 years old. Skylab 4 was the third and final manned visit to the Skylab orbital workshop, launched Nov. 16, 1973, and concluded Feb. 8, 1974. At 84 days, 1 hour and 15 minutes, Skylab 4 was the longest manned space flight to that date. Pogue was accompanied on the record setting 34.5-million-mile flight by Commander Gerald P. Carr and science-pilot Dr. Edward G. Gibson. They conducted dozens of...

skylab anniversary
2013-05-12 08:14:04

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Monday marks the 40th anniversary of the first US space station that helped to pave the way for the International Space Station. Skylab first launched on May 14, 1973, allowing astronauts to live and work on experiments while in an environment only space can provide. The first residents were astronauts Pete Conrad, Paul Weitz and Joe Kerwin, who spent 28 days in orbit. The second crew spent 59 days up in space and it included...

Richard Garriott - Man on a Mission
2012-01-11 06:57:14

Documentary Gives Backstage Glimpse At Space Program Review by Lee Rannals for RedOrbit Some people simply know how to spend money better than others, and Richard Garriott falls right in line with that category. A new documentary opening on Friday, January 13, called "Man on a Mission" features Garriott in a film that could not be better titled. Garriott became the sixth civilian in space after spending $30 million on a ride aboard Soyuz to the International Space Station. "Man...

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2011-08-17 05:55:00

The Chinese are preparing their next foray into space. They have built a small 8.5-ton space lab to practice at least three docking missions in its two year lifetime, reports USA Today. The Tiangong I module is not part of China's planned space station, but is only a test bed to practice the technologies needed for its future space program. Their first mission is planned as an unmanned mission that will dock to the space lab. The second mission may be manned, but the third mission is planned...

2010-04-30 11:45:00

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- An award honoring the advancement of medicine in space has been named for the first physician/astronaut, Dr. Joe Kerwin, a former executive at Wyle who flew aboard the 28-day Skylab 2 mission in 1973. The Joseph P. Kerwin, M.D. Award will be presented to a deserving nominee in May by the Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA)at its annual conference in Phoenix. The recipient will be honored "for advances in the understanding of human physiology...

2010-04-06 13:16:00

POULTNEY, Vt., April 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alan Bean, one of only twelve men ever to see earth from the vantage point of the moon, is the guest speaker on Earth Day at Green Mountain College. Bean will give the address for the College's third annual Thomas L. Benson Lecture at 1 p.m. April 22. Alan Bean was the fourth man to set foot on the moon during the Apollo 12 mission in November 1969, a few months before the first Earth Day was established in April 1970. He explored the...


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Owen Garriott
2012-10-02 10:26:07

Owen Garriott is a former United States Navy officer and NASA astronaut. He was born Owen Kay Garriott on November 22, 1930 in Enid, Oklahoma. In 1948 he graduated from Enid High School and then went on to attend the University of Oklahoma, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering in 1953. He subsequently joined the United States Navy and worked his way to the role of officer. However, just three years later Garriott decided to leave the Navy to pursue a higher...

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2011-01-04 16:35:18

Vance Brand is an engineer and former test pilot and NASA astronaut. He was born Vance DeVoe Brand on May 9, 1931 in Longmont, Colorado. As a child, he was active in Troop 64 of the Boy Scouts of America and in the International Order of DeMolay. He graduated from Longmont High School and then went on to receive a Bachelor's degree in Business from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1953. Immediately after his graduation, Brand was commissioned as an officer and a naval aviator with the...

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2010-10-07 15:18:57

Alan Bean was a NASA astronaut, an engineer, and was the fourth person to walk on the moon. He was born Alan LaVern Bean on March 15, 1932 in Wheeler, Texas. He completed his public schooling at R. L. Paschal High School, and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1955. Upon graduation, Bean was commissioned by the U.S. Navy and was assigned to a jet attack squadron in Florida. After his tour of duty, he went on to...

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glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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