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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...

Covey Richard O
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...

Duane Carey
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...

Brown Mark
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...

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...

Borman Frank
2010-12-03 15:11:46

Frank Borman is a retired NASA astronaut and engineer. He was born Frank Frederick Borman, II on March 14, 1928 in Gary, Indiana. His father moved his family to Tucson, Arizona during Borman's childhood. He graduated from Tucson High School and then graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1950. Upon his graduation, he entered the United States Air Force and became a fighter pilot....

Brown David
2010-12-03 14:20:49

David Brown was a United States Naval Captain and a NASA astronaut. He was born David McDowell Brown on April 16, 1956. He graduated from Yorktown High School, Arlington, Virginia in 1974 and went on to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the College of William and Mary in 1978. He also earned a doctorate in medicine from Eastern Virginia Medical School in 1982. Brown joined...

Bobko Karol
2010-12-02 22:02:55

Karol Bobko is an engineer, retired United States Air Force officer and a former USAF and NASA astronaut. He was born Karol Joseph Bobko on December 23, 1937 in New York City, New York. He graduated from Brooklyn Technical High School and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Air Force Academy in 1959. He received his commission and navigator rating, and then he...

Brown Curtis
2010-12-02 21:51:10

Curtis Brown was an engineer, a former NASA astronaut and a retired United States Air Force Colonel. He was born Curtis Lee Brown, Jr. on March 11, 1956. He graduated from East Bladen High School in Elizabethtown, North Carolina in 1974 and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the United States Air Force Academy in 1978. Upon his graduation, he was commissioned a...

Akers Thomas
2010-11-19 16:00:30

Thomas Akers is a former astronaut in the United States Space Shuttle program. He was born Thomas Dale Akers on May 20, 1951 in St. Louis, Missouri. He graduated from Eminence High School in Missouri in 1969, and went on to continue his education at the University of Missouri"“Rolla. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1973, and then went on to earn his Master of Science degree...

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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.