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Date : July 2012

Remembering former KSC Director, Lt. Gen. Forrest McCartney

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Published on: July 22, 2012

This past week the space community lost one of its most respected leaders with the passing of retired Air Force Lt. General Forrest McCartney after a tragic but mercifully brief battle with cancer. It was Gen. McCartney who led the Kennedy Space Center through the dark days following the Challenger disaster, serving as KSC director[…]

Space and the election: Not impressed so far

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Published on: July 8, 2012

With the Independence Day holiday behind us, and this being a presidential election year, we can expect to hear an increasing amount of campaign rhetoric from both Democrats and Republicans as we get closer to the big day in November. To what extent our space program will be a topic in the national debate remains[…]

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