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SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft parachutes back to Earth

SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft parachutes back to Earth

LOS ANGELES, May 19 (UPI) --After a month-long trip to the International Space Station, SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft, a cargo ship, returned to Earth over the weekend.
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Pair chosen for 1-year space station stay

Pair chosen for 1-year space station stay

WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- A U.S. astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut have been chosen for an unprecedented one-year mission aboard the International Space Station in 2015, NASA says.
NASA helps watchers spot space station

NASA helps watchers spot space station

HOUSTON, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- NASA has announced a service that will send people an email or text message to help them catch sight of the International Space Station when is passes overhead.
NASA space program clears milestone review

NASA space program clears milestone review

WASHINGTON, July 27 (UPI) -- NASA says the rocket system that will launch humans farther into space than ever before has reached a milestone by passing a major agency revue.
NASA's Orion spacecraft arrives in Florida

NASA's Orion spacecraft arrives in Florida

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., July 2 (UPI) -- The first space-bound Orion spacecraft has been delivered to NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, NASA said Monday.

NASA to change private spacecraft plans

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Dec. 16 (UPI) -- NASA says planned changes in the next stage of a program to develop privately operated U.S. spacecraft will give it more flexibility amid funding uncertainties.

SpaceX capsule readied for NASA test

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- NASA says the launch of Space Exploration Technologies' second Dragon spacecraft demonstration flight is set for February, pending completion of final reviews.
NASA to televise Columbia remembrance

NASA to televise Columbia remembrance

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Jan. 16 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency will televise the Astronauts Memorial Foundation's remembrance service honoring space shuttle Columbia's STS-107 crew.

NASA, Microsoft launch collaboration

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the Microsoft Corp. have launched a collaboration to develop high-resolution photographs.

Discovery crew ready for liftoff

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., July 4 (UPI) -- With an 80 percent chance of favorable weather over south Florda, the launch of the U.S. space shuttle Discovery is not likely not be delayed again. The launch was scrubbed twice during the weekend because of bad weather and then on Sunday night, engineer

NASA to welcome EU space station component

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., May 24 (UPI) -- The European Space Agency's research laboratory, named Columbus, is to arrive at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida May 30.

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NASA Administrator Michael Griffin (R) listens as William Gerstenmaier, Associate Administrator for space operations at NASA, testifies before a Space, Aeronautics, and Related Agencies Subcommittee hearing on the issues facing the U.S. space program after retirement of the space shuttle in Washington on November 15, 2007. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)
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William H. Gerstenmaier has been the Associate Administrator for Space Operations for NASA since 2002. Prior to being Associate Administrator, Gerstenmaier served as the International Space Station Office Program Manager, at Johnson Space Center, a position he began in June 2002.

Gerstenmaier graduated from Akron East High School in 1973, and followed the early space programs of Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo, as a teenager. He had early dreams of being a test pilot, and after high school, enrolled at the United States Naval Academy. After seeing so many pilots returning from the Vietnam War, he thought he may not get a chance to fly, and chose to reconsider his path. He transferred to Purdue's School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, hoping to get into flight via academics. During his time at Purdue, Gerstenmaier found a great interest in space technology, and chose to focus on this area for his career.

Gerstenmaier graduated with a bachelor of science in aerospace engineering in 1977, and joined the John H. Glenn Research Center in Ohio, beginning his career with NASA. Initially doing research with supersonic wind tunnels, developing air data curve information used during entry on the space shuttle. Gerstenmaier continued his education, obtaining his master's degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Toledo in 1981.

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