Over 18,300 Apply to Become NASA Astronauts, Smashing Record
The huge number of applicants for NASA's 2017 astronaut class has made it the most competitive ever — over 10,000 more applicants than the next highest year.
These 5 NASA Astronauts Came Together to Tell The World That We Are Not Alone
“This thing has gotten so highly-classified… it is just impossible to get anything on it. I have no idea who controls the flow of need-to-know because, frankly, I was told in such an emphatic way that...
Some Strange Things Are Happening To Astronauts Returning To Earth
Who would have thought traveling to outer space could be such a profound experience?
Astronaut ranks and positions
Astronauts hold a variety of ranks and positions, and each of these roles carries responsibilities that are essential to the operation of a spacecraft. A spacecraft's cockpit, filled with sophisticate...
Jack Clemons
Jack Clemons is an aerospace engineer and air and space industry professional. He was a lead engineer on NASA's Apollo and Space Shuttle Programs, and later an aerospace company executive. He appeare...
Geoffrey A. Landis
Geoffrey Alan Landis (born May 28, 1955) is an American scientist, working for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on planetary exploration, interstellar propulsion, solar power a...
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Helmut Hölzer
Helmut Hoelzer was a Nazi Germany V-2 rocket engineer who was brought to the United States under Operation Paperclip.
In October 1939, while working for the Telefunken electronics firm in Berlin, ...
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Carlos Ortiz Longo
Dr. Carlos R. Ortiz Longo (born August 18, 1962) is a NASA Aerospace Engineer and Commercial Pilot, with over 30 years expertise in Thermal Analysis, Thermal Design, Atmospheric Thermal Protection Sys...
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Scott Pace
Scott Norman Pace (born 1959), is the current Director of the Space Policy Institute at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University. He is also a Professor of the Prac...
Kurt H. Debus
Kurt Heinrich Debus (November 29, 1908 – October 10, 1983) was a German V-2 rocket scientist during World War II who, after being brought to the United States under Operation Paperclip, became t...
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Frederick G. Keyes
Frederick George Keyes (June 24, 1885–April 14, 1976) was an American physical chemist.Keys was most notable for inventing a method to sterilize milk using ultra-violet rays, and discovering that ultr...
Mohammad-Nabi Sarbolouki
Mohammad-Nabi Sarbolouki (Persian: محمدنبی سربلوکی‎) was a distinguished Iranian biophysicist and polymer chemist and one of the most influential individuals behind modern scientific movement in...
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NASA Astronaut Group 7
Astronaut Group 7, referred to in some documents as the USAF MOL Transfer, was announced by NASA on August 14, 1969, and was the last group to be selected during the Apollo era. After the USAF Manned ...
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Katherine Johnson
Katherine Johnson (born August 26, 1918) is an African-American physicist, space scientist, and mathematician who contributed to America's aeronautics and space programs with the early application of ...
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Harry Julian Allen
Harry Julian Allen (1 April 1910 – 29 January 1977), also known as Harvey Allen, was an aeronautical engineer and a Director of the NASA Ames Research Center, most noted for his "Blunt Body Theory" of...
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Michael A. Baker
Michael Allen Baker (born October 27, 1953) is a retired captain in the United States Navy, NASA astronaut, and the International Space Station Program Manager for International and Crew Operations, a...
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Jean Swank
Jean Hebb Swank is an astrophysicist who is best known for her studies of black holes and neutron stars.
Swank graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in physics from Bryn Mawr College in 1961. ...
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William R. Lucas
William R. Lucas (born March 1, 1922) was the fourth Director of the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. He served as director from June 15, 1974 to July 3, 1986; when he retired as a result of the Ch...
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David A. King
David Arnold King was the tenth Director of the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center located in Huntsville, Alabama. He was appointed to the position on June 15, 2003. He announced his retirement from NA...
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Abe Silverstein
Abraham "Abe" Silverstein (September 15, 1908 — June 1, 2001) was an American engineer who played an important part in the United States space program. He was a longtime manager at the Natio...
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John Billingham
John Billingham (March 18, 1930 – August 4, 2013) was a former director of the SETI Program Office and Director of the Life Sciences Division at the NASA Ames Research Center. After retiring from NASA...