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Apollo Engineer: Science Not About Being a Geek

October 12, 2012
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Hal Walker Jr., a pioneering African-American engineer, invented the laser technology Apollo 11 took to the Moon to measure the distance to Earth. The 79-year-old runs an after-school program to get minority students excited about science.

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AP (Nov. 10, 2014) — A Russian Soyuz space capsule returned to Earth from the International Space Station on Monday. Russian Commander Maxim Suraev, German Flight Engineer Alexander Gerst and US Flight Engineer Reid Wiseman had been in orbit since May. (Nov. 10) Video provided by AP
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This Week @ NASA, July 18, 2014

This Week @ NASA, July 18, 2014

NASA (July 18, 2014) — Apollo 11 yesterday, Next Giant Leap tomorrow, Science instruments for Europa mission, and more... Video provided by NASA
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This Week @ NASA, June 14, 2013

This Week @ NASA, June 14, 2013

NASA (June 14, 2013) — The NASA Science Day on Capitol Hill provided an opportunity to showcase for members of Congress and the public, the work and accomplishments of the agency’s Science programs. Associate Administrator for Science John Grunsfeld was among NASA officials at the event, which included exhibits and presentations, on the agency’s work with asteroids and other Near Earth Objects.
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Going to Mars Is About More Than Science

Going to Mars Is About More Than Science (Apr. 19, 2013) — Going to Mars Is About More Than Science EG - Monterey Conference Center Rocket scientist Adam Steltzner recalls the strange journey that took him from failing high school geometry--twice--to an engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where he and his team pulled off one of the most heart-stopping landings ever attempted on the surface of Mars.
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