Exploration: February 2011 Archives

Applied Knowledge: NASA Aids the Chilean Rescue Effort

"In the summer and fall of 2010, the world followed the story of thirty-three Chilean miners trapped nearly half a mile underground and celebrated their successful rescue in October. A team from NASA that included physicians, a psychologist, and engineers contributed to that success, providing knowledge gained from spaceflight programs to the government and experts dealing with this down-to-earth emergency. Traveling to the mine site in Copiapo, Chile, they developed a cooperative relationship with Chilean officials and specialists that made it possible to share their knowledge effectively."

Alabama space museum reducing workforce again, WHNT

"Alabama's space museum is cutting more than 10 percent of its work force to reduce costs. The U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville is slashing its full-time payroll from 129 to 113 people at the end of this month. The new CEO of the state-owned attraction, Deborah Barnhart, announced the job cuts to managers on Thursday."

Employee cuts at U.S. Space and Rocket Center have historian concerned about future of 'exceptional' archives, Huntsville Times

"Irene Wilhite, longtime curator of the archives, and her assistant, her son Jamie, learned Thursday they are among 16 full-time Space Center employees being dropped from the payroll."

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