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Franklin Chang Díaz
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In 2005, Dr. Chang Díaz completed a 25 year career as a NASA astronaut where he became a veteran of 7 space missions. He has logged over 1,600 hours in space, including 19 hours on three space walks. In 1994, in conjunction with astronaut training at NASA, he founded and directed the Advanced Space Propulsion Laboratory (ASPL) at the Johnson Space Center where he managed a multi-center research team developing advanced plasma rocket propulsion concepts.

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Space Is Our Future

(1) Comments | Posted March 12, 2014 | 4:32 PM


The dawn of the space age occurred on October 4, 1957, when the then Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1. This very small satellite was in orbit for three months before burning up in the Earth's atmosphere, as is the eventual fate of all of...

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