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Honoring Space Biology Pioneers in Orbit
Honoring Space Biology Pioneers in Orbit

Space Biologists Thora Halstead and Ken Souza Honored Aboard International Space Station “A small plant growth chamber orbiting in space was remotely dedicated in Cleveland Saturday evening. At the annual meeting of the American Society for Gravitational and Space Research (ASGSRC) it was announced that the Veggie unit aboard the International Space Station has been dedicated to Thora Halstead and Ken Souza. A special plaque has been affixed to the […]

  • NASA Watch
  • October 29, 2016
Thora Halstead
Thora Halstead

Keith’s note: The funeral of Dr. Thora Halstead will be held Friday, 29 July at 3:00 pm at Fort Myer’s Old Post Chapel in Arlington, VA. followed by internment at Arlington National Cemetery. Thora retired from NASA Life Sciences in 1994, where she was the Manager of the Space Biology Program; Life and Biomedical Sciences and Applications Division. – Thora Halstead, earlier post

  • NASA Watch
  • July 28, 2016
Thora Halstead
Thora Halstead

Keith’s note: When I first came to Washington in 1986 I had the extreme pleasure of working with Thora at NASA Headquarters. Thora learned her craft from the very first people to send living things into space and I had the distinct honor of learning about those early days from her. She practically invented space biology. She was always fun to work with and had a soft spot when it […]

  • NASA Watch
  • March 18, 2016