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2012-05-24 10:20:36

Officials to Recognize 600,000th Student in the World-Renowned Program HUNTSVILLE, Ala., May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Space Camp® was training the next generation of explorers long before workforce development became a national topic. June 15, 2012, marks the 30th anniversary of this internationally-recognized program that today counts four astronauts, one cosmonaut, and nearly 600,000 other alumni, many in careers on the frontiers of technology. The U.S. Space...

2011-12-02 11:16:00

HAMPTON, Va., Dec. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From von Braun to Cousteau to Hayley, NASA Langley Research Center marks the 40th anniversary of its highly successful Colloquium Lectures and associated Sigma Series with a multimedia presentation on Tuesday, Dec. 6. (Logo: <font size="2" face="Arial">http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO</font>) Retired NASA Langley news chief, Keith Henry will present, "At 40, NASA Colloquium Continues to Stimulate, Teach,"...

US Space & Rocket Center Receives New Funding
2011-10-18 05:25:01

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. Under Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle´s call, city leaders approved the one-time emergency payment to the space center to help it deal with its $19 million worth of debt. The center is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Alabama and generates millions of dollars in tax revenue for the city of Huntsville, but it has had some...

2011-01-06 16:30:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) honored NASA Chief Technologist Bobby Braun with the Von Karman Lectureship in Astronautics. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The award is given annually to someone who has performed notably and distinguished themselves technically in the field of astronautics. Braun was recognized for significantly advancing the understanding of the challenge of...

2009-06-26 10:26:22

 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. Von Braun was the first director of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., and a key figure in the development of the Saturn V rocket and NASA's Apollo program. NASA has a full collection of "Weekly...

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2008-04-23 00:40:00

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 "Rocket City" because it was the where the nation's first moon rockets were designed during the space race of the 1960s. Even today, the Huntsville phone book is full of businesses such as motorcycle dealers, chiropractors and even meat processors with "rocket" in their name. But lately, NASA's mission to return astronauts to the...

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2008-04-08 06:30:00

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. However, it was at this place that the world's first long-range ballistic missiles were tested for the Nazis. At the Peenemuende testing site in 1942 a team of engineers under Wernher von Braun laid the foundations for sending man to the moon and the Cold War missile race. Germans, in general, don't celebrate...

2007-01-11 16:05:00

MOSCOW -- 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. Russia marks the 100th anniversary Friday of the birth of Korolyov, who suffered years of torture, starvation and hard labor in Josef Stalin's gulag before becoming chief of the Soviet rocket program. His daughter, Natalia, recalled how...


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2013-03-16 00:00:00

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...

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