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2012-08-10 06:20:12

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Aug. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A longtime Wyle flight instructor, who has trained many of the U.S. Navy top pilots and even veteran NASA astronauts, has attained one of aviation's most hallowed accomplishments. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120810/LA55798) Jerry Gallagher, who trains pilots for Wyle at the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School at Patuxent Naval Air Station, flew his 10,000(th) hour in late June. The milestone, achieved by a select group of pilots,...

Neil Armstrong Undergoes Heart Bypass Surgery
2012-08-09 10:06:45

John Neumann for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Former astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first human to set foot on the moon, is recovering from heart bypass surgery, NASA said on Wednesday. The man who took both “one small step” and a “giant leap for mankind,” Neil Armstrong, underwent heart bypass surgery on Tuesday to relieve blocked coronary arteries, Reuters is reporting. NBC news quoted his wife Carol Armstrong as saying he is “doing great.”...

Remembering Apollo: Walking On The Moon
2012-07-21 06:34:44

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It has been said that we speak anywhere between 7,000 to 24,000 words a day, and for the most part, those words go unremembered. It is rare that words not only stretch beyond just one person´s ear, but to a gathering, and even rarer that those words last for generations and generations to quote. On July 21, 1969, one group of words were set into stone and etched into the memories of every American since. "That's one small...

2012-07-02 06:21:11

SALT LAKE CITY, July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ATK (NYSE: ATK) and the Liberty program announced an independent assessment team and their first tasking to advise the company on development of its commercial human certification plan for the Liberty system, which includes the launch vehicle, upper stage, abort system, composite spacecraft, ground and mission operations, crew and passenger training and a test flight crew. The FAA is authorized by Congress to regulate commercial human...

2012-06-15 14:20:10

HOUSTON, June 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronauts Kenneth Ham and Nicholas Patrick have left the space agency. Their last day was May 31. Ham is a veteran of two spaceflights, where he served as the pilot of STS-124 in 2008 and commander of STS-132 in 2010. Patrick served as a mission specialist on STS-116 in 2006 and STS-130 in 2010. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) "It has been a pleasure to work with Ken during his tenure here at JSC," said...

2012-06-06 14:20:06

HOUSTON, June 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut and retired U.S. Air Force Col. Catherine "Cady" Coleman will participate in several events at the Exploration Works Museum in Helena, Mont., June 11-12. The events, located at 995 Carousel Way, are open to the media. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Coleman will begin her visit on June 11, serving as the keynote speaker for the Women and Scientists Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. MDT. The event will host...

2012-05-29 14:20:07

HOUSTON, May 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut Sandy Magnus, who flew aboard the final space shuttle mission, will serve as the grand marshal of the annual Shriner Parade in Belleville, Ill., on June 1. The parade begins at 7:30 p.m. CDT at the corner of 17th and West Main Street. The route will travel eastward through downtown Belleville and end at 9th and East Main Street. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) Nearly 20,000 people are expected to...

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2012-05-06 07:46:30

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center may not be as sexy as Kennedy Space Center, but its research is crucial to the advancement of the space industry. Dryden had its NASA Social event on Friday, with 60 social media followers in attendance.  It was essentially an adult space camp for a science geek. During the event, officials at the center took us behind the scenes to get a look at what kind of research is being done at Dryden. David McBride,...

Dryden's First NASA Social Kicks Off Today
2012-05-04 09:16:26

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com The NASA social is about to begin at the Dryden Flight Research Center on Edwards Air Force Base in California, and those attending the event could not be more excited. NASA invited 60 social media guests to Dryden to see what this leg of the U.S. space agency is all about. During the event, NASA's guests will get to hear Kevin Rohrer, NASA's Chief of the Office of Strategic Communications, speak, as well as David McBride, Dryden´s Center Director....

2012-05-01 07:00:27

NASA Television will provide live coverage of the 2012 U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame induction ceremony at 3 p.m. EDT on Saturday, May 5. The ceremony will take place at NASA's Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida. Joining the Hall of Fame this year are former astronauts Franklin Chang-Diaz, Kevin Chilton and Charles Precourt. Chang-Diaz, a veteran of seven space shuttle flights, has logged more than 1,601 hours in space. Chilton, the pilot on space shuttle Endeavour's maiden...


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Joe Engle
2012-08-17 14:21:38

Joe Engle is a retired U.S. Air Force colonel and a former NASA astronaut. He was born Joe Henry Engle on August 26, 1932 in Chapman, Kansas. He attended the University of Kansas, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering in 1955. There he also received his commission in the Air Force through the Reserve Officers Training Program. In 1957, Engle entered flying school and flew the F-100 Super Sabre with the 474th Fighter Day Squadron and the 309th Tactical...

Covey
2012-01-13 17:24:07

Richard Covey is a retired U.S. Air Force officer and former NASA astronaut. He was born Richard Oswalt Covey on August 1, 1946 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He was raised in Fort Walton Beach, Florida and graduated from Choctawhatchee High School in 1964. He went on to attend the United States Air Force Academy, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in engineering sciences in 1968. One year later he earned a Master of Science in aeronautics and astronautics from Purdue University. As a...

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2011-04-11 13:17:24

Duane Carey Duane Carey is an engineer, former Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force, and former NASA Astronaut. He was born Duane Gene "Digger" Carey on April 30, 1957 in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He graduated from Highland Park High School in 1975 and went on to continue his education at the University of Minnesota. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics in 1981 and his Master of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from in 1982....

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2011-01-04 22:03:23

Mark Brown is an engineer and former NASA Astronaut. He was born Mark Neil Brown on November 18, 1951 in Valparaiso, Indiana. In 1969, he graduated from Valparaiso High School, and he then went to on earn a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical and astronautical engineering from Purdue University. Brown received his pilot wings at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, in 1974. His first assignment was to the 87th Fighter Interceptor Squadron at K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base in Michigan. There he...

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2011-01-04 21:39:26

Roy Bridges is an American aviator, a retired U.S Air Force officer, and a former NASA astronaut. He was born Roy Dubard Bridges, Jr. on July 19, 1943 in Atlanta, Georgia. As a child, he was active in the Boy Scouts of America and achieved its second highest rank, Life Scout. He graduated from Gainesville High School, Georgia in 1961. He then went on to attend the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering in...

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