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UPI almanac for Saturday, Oct. 21, 2006.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Friday, June 23, the 174th day of 2006 with 191 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Thursday, March 23, the 82nd day of 2006 with 283 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Friday, Oct. 21, the 294th day of 2005 with 71 to follow.
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The Almanac

The weekly UPI Almanac package for Oct. 17-23, 2005.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, June 23, the 174th day of 2005 with 191 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, March 23, the 82nd day of 2005 with 283 to follow.
By United Press International

Space Watch: Going to Mars in Earth orbit

WASHINGTON, March 10 (UPI) -- A series by UPI examining developments in the world's spacefaring nations. This week: Without the International Space Station -- or something comparable -- it will be difficult if not impossible for U.S. engineers and scientists to do the research necessa
ROBERT ZIMMERMAN

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Oct. 21, the 295th day of 2004 with 71 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, June 23, the 175th day of 2004 with 191 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, March 23, the 83rd day of 2004 with 283 to follow.
By United Press International

Analysis: NASA studies new booster

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- NASA has begun studies to determine if it will need a new class of powerful super rockets to boost the new moon and Mars spaceships President Bush has proposed as part of a new U.S. space policy.
FRANK SIETZEN, United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 21, the 294th day of 2003 with 71 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

The weekly UPI Almanac package for October 20-26.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Monday, June 23, the 174th day of 2003 with 191 to follow.
By United Press International
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Wernher Magnus Maximilian Freiherr von Braun (March 23, 1912 – June 16, 1977) was a German-American rocket scientist, engineer, space architect, and one of the leading figures in the development of rocket technology in Germany and the United States during and after World War II. A one-time member of the Nazi party and a commissioned SS officer, von Braun would later be regarded as the preeminent rocket engineer of the 20th century in his role with the United States civilian space agency NASA.

In his 20s and early 30s, von Braun was the central figure in Germany's pre-war rocket development programme, responsible for the design and realization of the deadly V-2 combat rocket during World War II. After the war, he and some of his rocket team were taken to the U.S. as part of the then-secret Operation Paperclip. In 1955, ten years after entering the country, von Braun became a naturalized U.S. citizen.

Von Braun worked on the US Army intermediate range ballistic missile (IRBM) program before his group was assimilated by NASA, under which he served as director of the newly-formed Marshall Space Flight Center and as the chief architect of the Saturn V launch vehicle, the superbooster that propelled the Apollo spacecraft to the Moon. According to one NASA source, he is "without doubt, the greatest rocket scientist in history. His crowning achievement ... was to lead the development of the Saturn V booster rocket that helped land the first men on the Moon in July 1969." He received the 1975 National Medal of Science.

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