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2009-03-31 11:19:00

WASHINGTON, March 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will honor astronaut James "Jim" Lovell, Jr., with the presentation of an Ambassador of Exploration Award for his contributions to the U.S. space program.

2009-03-23 12:39:13

The U.S. space agency says it plans to honor astronaut Thomas Mattingly with the presentation of an Ambassador of Exploration Award. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration said Mattingly will be honored for his contributions to the U.S. space program.

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2009-03-11 07:31:30

Kevin L Petersen, director of NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, announced he plans to retire from NASA effective April 3.

2008-10-06 21:00:22

By Sandy Wells In 1948, standing on the playground at St. Anthony's School, 12- year-old Hal Bergdahl watched an F-80 jet descend from the west and dip below the skyline.

2008-09-28 12:00:26

By Scott Iwasaki Deseret News Splatter films don't scare Odyssey Dance Theatre artistic director Derryl Yeager. It's the smart horror films that get to him. "The slashers get to a point where they are just too much and become ridiculous," said Yeager during an interview with the Deseret News.

2008-07-12 03:00:21

By JOHN NOLAN STAFF WRITER DAYTON -- Herbert D. Kelleher, the Southwest Airlines co-founder who retired this spring after 37 years at the carrier, is among four prominent aviation figures awaiting formal recognition by the National Aviation Hall of Fame. He is to be inducted along with Clarence E.

2008-01-04 15:00:10

By Marie Price Today, when many have become blase about space shuttle missions that now number 120, it's hard to imagine what it was like 38 years ago to lead the advance-scout team for the first-ever manned landing on the moon, in a tiny capsule latched to a rocket.

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2006-09-23 09:45:55

September 2006 marks the 50th anniversary of two aerospace milestones that involved both triumph and tragedy for the flight test community at Edwards Air Force Base.

2006-06-27 12:39:40

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Gen. Kevin Chilton, the first astronaut to earn the rank of four-star general, has taken over as head of the U.S. Air Force Space Command, the Air Force announced on Tuesday. Former astronaut Chilton succeeded Gen. Lance Lord, who retired on April 1.

2006-06-27 12:36:58

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Gen. Kevin Chilton, the first astronaut to earn the rank of four-star general, has taken over as head of the U.S. Air Force Space Command, the Air Force announced on Tuesday. Former astronaut Chilton succeeded Gen. Lance Lord, who retired on April 1.


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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...

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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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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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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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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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