Robert Kowalski of NASA White Sands Test Facility (WSTF) was presented the prestigious Silver Snoopy Award on October 29, 2012 by Michael Coats, former astronaut and director of Johnson Space Center (JSC). The Silver Snoopy is a small silver lapel pin that has flown on a space shuttle mission. Coats presented a Silver Snoopy that had flown on the final flight of the Space Shuttle Endeavour during STS-134, May 16-June 1, 2011.
Former Johnson Space Center Director Michael Coats made a special appearance at the White Sands Test Facility in late October 2012 to announce the new site manager and deputy manager: John McManamen and Robert Cort.
During the 40th Anniversary Commemoration Event for Apollo 17, moonwalker and NASA retired astronaut and geologist Harrison Schmitt said “one of the most significant contributions of the Apollo Missions was confirming the presence of Helium-3 on the moon.”
Piggybacked on a 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft at an altitude of about 1500 ft, Space Shuttle Endeavour first flew slowly around White Sands Missile Range before traveling to the White Sands Test Facility (WSTF), to the delight of hundreds of NASA and contractor personnel. After paying tribute to WSTF, Endeavour flew over the city of Las Cruces, NM on the way to its final destination in California.
Endeavour’s flight from Kennedy Space Center to Johnson Space Center and the subsequent flight over New Mexico has been delayed due to weather along the gulf coast. Endeavour will now fly over southern NM on Thursday, September 20th, 2012. Detailed information about the flight will be shared via twitter by following #OV105, #SpotTheShuttle, or @EndeavourOverNM on https://twitter.com.
Employees from the White Sands Test Facility (WSTF) are shopping again! They are collecting food for two local non-profit agencies: one that is currently feeding 68 children two meals and a snack each day this summer, and another that supplies food for up to 1700 families each month. All this shopping for this many people could be mind-boggling, but employees and their employers at WSTF have it covered.
The dream to one day work at NASA’s White Sands Test Facility (WSTF) began with the inclusion of Michael Hallock III in his father’s work at the remote test facility. Michael Hallock Jr. included his family members (daughter Nicola and wife Julie) in his work as an Industrial Engineer in the Safety and Mission Assurance Directorate. Hallock Jr. drew his family members into the discussions centered at the family table...
Pratt and Whitney Rocketdyne tested a thruster for Boeing's CST-100 spacecraft, being developed in collaboration with NASA's Commercial Crew Program.
Where else could you go on May 2, 2012 and be able to participate in a robotics demonstration, engineering Olympics,3-on-3 basketball, building water rockets, storytelling, innovation displays, and rap sessions except at the IS-HE Day events at White Sands Test Facility (WSTF).
It was that time of year again, when the annual Girls Can! Career Exploration Conference was held at Lynn Middle School and coordinated by Bonnie Eisenberg.
New Mexico State University (NMSU) President Barbara Couture, White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) U.S. Army Brigadier General John G. Ferrari, and NASA’s White Sands Test Facility (WSTF) Manager Frank Benz teamed up to discuss the issues of training and employment with recent NMSU graduates and their WSMR and WSTF employers.
He still comes across as tough and competent, a hard won effort in the difficult arena of manned spaceflight. And when he talks, people still listen. Gene Kranz, NASA’s Gemini, Apollo, and Skylab Flight Director, visited White Sands Test Facility (WSTF) recently as part of the Apollo 16 40th Anniversary Commemoration Event.
NASA White Sands Test Facility (WSTF) and the Materials Knowledge Foundation (MKF) are co-hosting Composite Conference 2012, with additional support provided by National Institute of Standards Technology (NIST), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
The White Sands Test Facility emergency services facilitates the remote hazardous testing that is done at the site and assists in the community.