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US GOVERNMENT OFFICE

National Aeronautics and Space Administration, founded 1958 from the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. See also Astronauts.

Official Website:
http://www.nasa.gov/

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Lew Allen, Jr.
Military
30-Sep-1925 4-Jan-2010 Director of the NSA, 1973-77
Laurie Anderson
Performance Artist
5-Jun-1947   Tape bow violinist and performance artist
Baruch S. Blumberg
Scientist
28-Jul-1925 5-Apr-2011 Hepatitis B vaccine
Edward P. Boykin
Business
c. 1942   President of Computer Sciences, 2001-03
France A. Córdova
Educator
5-Aug-1947   President, Purdue University
Raymond Davis, Jr.
Scientist
14-Oct-1914 31-May-2006 Detected solar neutrinos
Persi Diaconis
Mathematician
31-Jan-1945   Science of random numbers
John Diebold
Author
8-Jun-1926 26-Dec-2005 Advocate of automation
Max Faget
Scientist
26-Aug-1921 9-Oct-2004 Designer of NASA spacecraft
Riccardo Giacconi
Astronomer
6-Oct-1931   Discovered cosmic X-ray sources
Robert R. Gilruth
Engineer
18-Oct-1913 17-Aug-2000 NASA scientist
Ronald E. Goldsberry
Business
12-Sep-1942   Former VP, Ford
Stephen Jay Gould
Biologist
10-Sep-1941 20-May-2002 Evolutionary scientist
J. Scott Gration
Military
?   Major General, USAF (Ret.)
Michael D. Griffin
Government
1-Nov-1949   NASA Administrator
James E. Hansen
Scientist
29-Mar-1941   Greenhouse effect and global warming
Bernard A. Harris, Jr.
Astronaut
26-Jun-1956   First black astronaut to spacewalk
Martin Harwit
Astronomer
9-Mar-1931   Helium-cooled rockets and infrared spectroscopy
Robert Hofstadter
Physicist
5-Feb-1915 17-Nov-1990 Size, shape, and structure of neutrons and protons
Robert Jastrow
Astronomer
7-Sep-1925 8-Feb-2008 Red Giants and White Dwarfs
Caldwell Johnson
Engineer
1919   Designer, early NASA space program
Chris Kraft
Engineer
28-Feb-1924   Long-time voice of NASA's Mission Control
Robert B. Leighton
Astronomer
10-Sep-1919 9-Mar-1997 Leighton dishes
Hans Mark
Physicist
17-Jun-1929   US Air Force Secretary, 1979-81
Mario J. Molina
Chemist
19-Mar-1943   Ozone depletion
Sean O'Keefe
Administrator
27-Jan-1956   NASA Administrator, 2001-05
James E. Oberg
Historian
7-Nov-1944   Space exploration historian
Ellen Ochoa
Astronaut
10-May-1958   First hispanic female astronaut
Elizabeth Paté-Cornell
Educator
17-Aug-1948   Risk analysis expert, Stanford professor
Saul Perlmutter
Astronomer
1959   Accelerating expansion of the universe
Frederick Reines
Physicist
16-Mar-1918 26-Aug-1998 Co-Discover of the neutrino
Eric Reissner
Mathematician
5-Jan-1913 1-Nov-1996 Reissner shear-deformation plate theory
Carl Sagan
Astronomer
9-Nov-1934 20-Dec-1996 Popular astronomer, host of Cosmos
Brian P. Schmidt
Astronomer
24-Feb-1967   Accelerating universe
Gerald A. Soffen
Astronomer
7-Feb-1926 22-Nov-2000 Viking I mission to mars
John P. Stapp
Scientist
11-Jul-1910 13-Nov-1999 Rocket sled pioneer
James V. Taranik
Geologist
23-Apr-1940 21-Jun-2011 Desert Research Institute
Richard H. Truly
Astronaut
12-Nov-1937   NASA Administrator, 1989-92
Wernher von Braun
Scientist
23-Mar-1912 16-Jun-1977 German-American rocket scientist
A. Thomas Young
Business
1938   President of Martin Marietta, 1990-95


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