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Fred Ordway Dies at Age 87 HUNTSVILLE, Ala., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Frederick Ordway III, a world-renowned space scientist and author, passed away Tuesday, July 1,
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.
The American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) honored NASA Chief Technologist Bobby Braun with the Von Karman Lectureship in Astronautics.
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.
Huntsville, Alabama was a place where engineers such as German scientist Wernher von Braun were treated like celebrities. The small cotton town received the nickname â€œRocket Cityâ€ because it was the where the nationâ€™s first moon rockets were designed during the space race of the 1960s.
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.
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.
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...
- Emitting flashes of light; glittering.