“To do what mankind has not done before.” Sounds a bit like the opening to a science fiction series, but Dr. Paul McConnaughey and his NASA colleagues see it more as a vision statement. “The importance of deep space exploration is the understanding, … extending the human presence into space to establish new knowledge,” said McConnaughey, associate director, technical division, at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.…
Dr. Paul McConnaughey, Associate Director Technical at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., will discuss the importance of advanced technologies to journey to Mars and the deep space beyond.
It had been 18 months since Justin Braddock went to the audition in Atlanta and, since no one had called, he figured, “Oh well, I didn’t make the cut.” Then the phone rang last January and the caller asked if he could be in Los Angeles in February.
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